Sometimes a gal simply needs to take care of her sweet tooth. A lot of people claim that a certain recipe or dessert is their weakness. I don't get that. Indulging the occasional desire is not weakness. No! These butterscotch cookies are my STRENGTH.

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch cookies made with 4 ingredients

They're practically like superheroes, really. Need a pick-me-up? Require a quick potluck treat? These scrumptious bundles of deliciousness will save the day.

4-Ingredient Butterscotch Cookies

I actually stole this recipe from Heidi. Thanks, Oma! I'm pretty sure she lifted it from her own mom. Thanks, Nana! One thing is certain: my children's children will be cooking this up in their own kitchens someday.

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch cookies made with 4 ingredients

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Easy Drop Butterscotch Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
This recipe for butterscotch cookies has been handed down through our family for years. It doesn't require any baking and only takes four ingredients!
Course: cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 packages butterscotch chips 11-ounce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 1 cup walnuts
Instructions
  1. Melt butterscotch in double boiler or in a pot on low, stirring constantly.
  2. Add peanut butter.
  3. Put corn flakes in a large bowl and slowly pour mixture and nuts over, stirring lightly.
  4. Drop by tablespoon on wax paper and let dry for about 10 minutes.

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch cookies made with 4 ingredients

The original recipe for these butterscotch cookies calls for a double-boiler, but you all know me. I don't mess with that nonsense unless I really have to.

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch cookies made with 4 ingredients

I just slooooowly melt the butterscotch for my butterscotch cookies. Constantly stirring over low-ish heat ensures even texture and no burning.

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch drop cookies

Gently mix all the ingredients together. Stir, stir, stir.

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch drop cookies

They're not the prettiest butterscotch cookies on the planet, but they are the tastiest.

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch cookies made with 4 ingredients

My only challenge is getting the kids to keep their hands off until the butterscotch cookies cool. Once dry, they can be handled without falling apart. Distracting the boys with leftover corn flakes usually does the trick.

Ridiculously easy no-bake butterscotch cookies made with 4 ingredients

Need a treat? Cook these butterscotch cookies up tonight, or pin them for later!