Sweet butterscotch chips join dark chocolate morsels in a chewy chocolate chip cookie. This easy cookie recipe comes together quickly and delivers on flavor, thanks to a secret ingredient.
Are you a fan of chewy chocolate chip cookies?
If so, I think you’ll like these cookies which are super easy to make!
Unlike other cookie recipes, no mixer is required to cream the butter and sugar together
thanks to a secret ingredient.
Can you guess what the secret ingredient is? Would you be surprised to hear that it’s mayonnaise?
Before you run away screaming ;) here’s a reminder of what mayonnaise is:
An emulsification of eggs and oil, with a touch of lemon for acidity~
ingredients essential in cooking and baking.
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This recipe comes from
The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook: 75 Recipes Celebrating the Perfect Condiment
by Ashley Strickland Freeman
I made one change to the recipe, adding some butterscotch chips to marry
with the dark chocolate morsels I already had.
I love the combination of the sweet butterscotch chips paired with the dark chocolate chips,
but feel free to use the chips of your choice in these cookies.
With their chewy centers and crunchy bottoms, these cookies did not disappoint!
This recipe makes about 24 cookies using a 1.5 Tbsp / 39mm cookie scoop,
which makes it easy to portion out your dough for uniform baking.
The dark chocolate morsels are a little larger than
standard chocolate chips so they stay gooey and melty
a little longer when the cookies are warm from the oven.
Oh the aroma of chocolate chip cookies baking and wafting through the kitchen . . . :)
Chewy Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Secret Ingredient
An easy to make chocolate chip cookie recipe that satisfies the chewy cookie lover and delivers on flavor, thanks to a secret ingredient.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- 3/4 cup Duke's Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Stir together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sugars, egg and vanilla until mixture is smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate and butterscotch chips.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough into 24 balls or roll into 24 (1 ½ inch) balls. Place dough balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake at 350 for 12 – 14 minutes, until bottoms and edges of cookies are lightly golden. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
- Store cookies in an air tight container.
To measure the flour, spoon it into your measuring cup and level it off with the flat edge of a knife. Don’t shake or scoop directly from the flour bag which will lead to too much flour in your cookies.
The winner of The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook Giveaway
is Carolyn K!
Thanks to all who entered!
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This recipe sounds absolutely, divinely delicious! I am trying this TODAY!!! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my! These cookies sound amazing! I’m a Duke’s lover so there’s always a jar in the fridge and a back up jar in the pantry. Thanks for the recipe Mary!
Thank you! Will be making these for our family get together this weekend!!
Now you’ve got me intrigued…MUST TRY it!! franki
Mary, I love chocolate chip cookies and especially if they are nice and gooey. My beloved mom often used mayo in a different way, she was definitely ahead of her time when it came to her baking skills. Thanks from sharing and Happy Friday!
Congratulations to Carolyn k! The cookies look fabulous, Mary, and I chuckled when I read the secret ingredient. I’d eat one of those cookies for breakfast! Happy Friday!
This cookie recipe sounds sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing it with us. I absolutely love, love, love your blog and have two friends who are now following you too. 🌞🌺🌻
I was surprised about the secret ingredient, so I will have to try them, also like that you do not have to use a mixer.
These look yummy Mary! Thanks for the recipe!
I loved the way you built up anticipation to the secret ingredient Mary!! Mayonnaise!!! I can’t wait to make these!! I’ve never made a mayonnaise cake but have heard they are wonderful, I’ve got to get this cookbook, I love the way it’s designed. Lucky Carolyn! Such a great pantry staple ready recipe, thanks for sharing 😋
Hi Mary – When your original post about the Duke’s Mayonnaise Cook Book appeared with samples of its recipes, I didn’t want to take a chance on not winning. I ordered it immediately (through your Amazon link) and spent yesterday placing post-its on specific recipes. I cannot wait to try them! I love it when you include sources in your posts. Thanks for all of your inspirational ideas. Nancy
Haven’t even read this but I want one!!
Thanks for the great idea to add butterscotch chips along with the chocolate chips. I’ve added craisins to white choc chips and M&M’s but never this combo. Can’t wait to try it!
I used to make a mayonnaise chocolate cake. Next cool day I will try the cookies. I am sure my husband will love them.
The cookie monster that lives here would go through these in short order. I’ll need to make him a batch for his birthday. Happy Friday, Mary!
I can’t wait to bake these delicious sounding cookies! Thanks for the recipe!
As a huge fan of butterscotch, I approve! It’s not often that people post recipes with butterscotch so this is a a great treat. I’ve never tried mayonnaise in a cookie recipe so I’m eager to sample!
Well… who knew mayo could be used in different ways! These look fabulous!
Love that combo, I made hello dollies this week in dire need of comfort food. I could never make these cookies, I have such a sugar compulsion I can’t rest until I eat 10-15 at a pop, several times a day… Picture perfect and mouthwatering, a deadly combination.
Boy, these look yummy. I just may have to try and find Duke’s in our stores and see if it is as good as my favorite Hellman’s. You are a temptress Miss Mary! Hehe. I noticed you have changed your header with lovely pictures of early fall. Our sweet pup looks darling with her floral fall headband and the sunset is stunning. I love Cinderella pumpkins and know they will be coming on soon, but I am holding on to Summer. Headed to the beach to sit and stare at our beautiful blue water and may have to jump some waves! Lol
These cookies sound great even with the “secret ingredient.” Congrats to Carolyn.
The cookbook arrived on Sunday at about 4:00 pm. I have read at least 1/2 of book and discovered some new ways with old recipes. Today the cookies are on the menu- if the temperature doesn’t climb too high (forecast is for 92).Think I could bake them on the black top?
Again, I wish to thank you for my gift.
Sincerely, Carolyn K.
Yes we are big fans of chocolate chip cookies. This sounds so delicious I am baking cookies today.