Christmas cookie baking is one of my favourite things to do during the holidays. I love how reassuring it feels to pull out our favourite family recipes year after year, try a few new ones and especially, enjoy the time together baking and (of course) eating all the yummy treats! This Salted Butterscotch Shortbread is a little bit sweet and a little bit salty: the perfect holiday combo! This is my Aunt’s recipe that I switched up slightly by adding the butterscotch chips and a sprinkle of sea salt. I’m joining some friends who are also sharing their favourite Christmas cookie recipes today too, so be sure to check them all out at the end of the post.
Salted Butterscotch Shortbread
- Stand Mixer
- 1 cup butter unsalted
- ½ cup icing sugar
- 1 ¾ cup flour
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- Beat butter and icing sugar in stand mixer.
- Add vanilla and beat until creamy.
- In separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
- Add half of flour mixture to butter and sugar mixture and beat until combined.
- Stir in butterscotch chips and the rest of flour mixture with a wooden spoon.
- Roll into 1-inch balls and lightly press down with a floured glass.
- Sprinkle very lightly or to taste with sea salt.
- Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes.
Tip: Line the outer rim of a cake stand or plate with Christmas greenery and top with Salted Butterscotch Shortbread for an extra festive look. These are delicious with an egg nog latte and are perfect for gift giving or a holiday cookie exchange. In case you missed it, my Ginger Pear Prosecco Sparkler was on the blog yesterday with 11 other festive holiday drinks.
Now I hope you’ll check out the other amazing cookie recipes below:
14 Christmas Cookie Recipes
Classic Sugar Cookies For Christmas // My 100 Year Old Home
Christmas Cookie Hack // My Sweet Savannah
Mexican Christmas Cookies // Just Destiny
Salted Butterscotch Shortbread // Life Is Better At Home
Stained Glass Sugar Cookies // Paint Me Pink
Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies // Maison de Cinq
The Yummiest Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookies // Twelve On Main
Hanging Mug Topper Cookies // Happy Happy Nester
Italian Christmas Cookies // Inspiration For Moms
Anzac Biscuit Cookies // Finding Lovely
How to Make Easy, Mild Gingerbread Cookies (no molasses!) // The DIY Mommy
The Best Ginger Molasses Cookies // Modern Glam
The Best Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies // The Happy Housie
Orange Glazed Sugar Cookies // Sincerely, Marie