Christmas Cookie Recipes: Butterscotch Roll Cookies

Adding a variety of cookies to your holiday baking gives your loved ones an array of sweet choices. Try this classic recipe for butterscotch cookies. (Helpful Hint: Just make sure you leave time for the dough to chill!)

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Butterscotch Roll Cookies

The dough will need to be chilled before cutting and baking – make sure to plan accordingly.

(This recipe is from Lehman’s Sapphire Cookbook Collection.)

  • Yield: 8 dozen 1x


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  • 3 C. brown sugar
  • 3 C. white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lb. shortening
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 12 C. flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tsp. soda dissolved in 1 C. warm water
  • 1 T. vanilla


  1. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, salt in large bowl.
  2. Add dry ingredients – alternating with water. Beat until stiff enough to work into flour.
  3. Roll by hand into logs. Wrap rolls in waxed paper or foil. Chill.
  4. Slice into 1/4″ slices. Bake at 400°F about 10 minutes.


Want a stronger butterscotch flavor? Add some butterscotch chips into the dough.  We suggest using them sparingly, so it’s easy to roll and cut the dough.

  • Author: Karen Pealer

Keywords: cookies, Christmas, lehmans cookbook, lehmans sapphire cookbook collection

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1 year ago

Are there butterscotch chips in these cookies? The picture looks like there are, but I don’t see them listed in the ingredients.

Paula W Hupp
Paula W Hupp
1 year ago

I have had these at Lehman’s. They are delicious. Love them.

Rhonda R
Rhonda R
7 months ago

I think that there are butterscotch chips in the recipe. Why else would it be called Butterscotch cookies. Someone just forgot to list them

7 months ago

The true Butterscotch flavor comes from brown sugar and butter not chips or morsels.

Bob Hoggard
Bob Hoggard
7 months ago

No butter in the recipe either!! So where does the butterscotch flavor come from? Beats me, but the picture sure shows what appears to be Butterscotch chips in them!

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