Who can resist the sweet, smooth, buttery taste of butterscotch? Not me, which is why this recipe for Butterscotch Chip Cookies might be my new favorite (healthy-ish) dessert.

By Tina Haupert
Updated: January 30, 2017

Who can resist the sweet, smooth, buttery taste of butterscotch? Not me, which is why this recipe for Butterscotch Chip Cookies might be my new favorite (healthy-ish) dessert.

Instead of refined flour and white sugar, these cookies are made with gluten-free almond flour and naturally sweet coconut oil and maple syrup. The packaged, store-bought butterscotch morsels, however, aren't the most nutritious ingredient, but they sure taste delicious and are worth every calorie when it comes to a splurge. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch morsels

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch morsels
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
    3. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
    4. Remove dough from refrigerator. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and flatten with hand on a prepared baking sheet.
    5. Bake for 15-17 minutes until cookies start to lightly brown on edges.
    6. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and flatten with hand on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until cookies start to lightly brown on edges.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  • Makes 18 cookies

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