Butterscotch Chia Cookies

Oh hey. I am at my in-laws now and so the Thanksgiving holiday has officially begun around here! When does it start for you all??

I will most likely go on a run or do some Zumba choreography for a workout this a.m.–I am stoked to kick it up a notch in whatever I do, though. :)

So the other night I wanted to see how fast I could make cookies– from pulling out the ingredients to sticking the cookies in the oven, and I sure did surprise myself: 18 minutes flat + I used an ingredient I had been *afraid to use in cookie dough. Score.

Oh and these cookies were made up in my head as I went along….. (kinda like these)

So I guess the only reason I am sharing this all is because the cookies DID turn out amazing (and are ‘healthier’)! I totally surprised myself. And my husband. And my sister.

Before reading the recipe though, there are ‘bugs‘ in these, so beware 😉

bugs anyone??

Butterscotch Chia Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tb vanilla
  • 1 Tb cinnamon
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1.75 cups white flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tb chia seeds
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips + 1/2 bag milk chocolate chips


  • in a mixing bowl mix the butter, applesauce, and sugar together until fluffy
  • add in the eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. stir well
  • stir in all the ‘dry’ (flours, salt, etc.)
  • once mixed well–should be slightly sticky–add in the chia seeds
  • finally, dump in the chips!!
  • drop by rounded spoonful onto a greased baking sheet
  • bake for 14 minutes at 325 degrees


Oh baby are these goooooooood. I love butterscotch (similar flavor to caramel and all) so these are perfection in my eyes. Please enjoy with a glass of almond milk and a side of husband and/or sister!

a side of sister...who borrows the camera. hah.

By the way, these cookies have a subtle Fall flavor to them (because of the cinnamon), so these would be a fun dessert to bring to a Thanksgiving or holiday party/get-together. Just put a note by them explaining that the bugs are edible.

Ya know, for quality control 😉

I want one--how about you?!

Have a lovely day friends!

What ingredient have YOU been afraid to try in baked goods?? What is YOUR favorite type of cookie??

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  1. I’ve never put chia seeds in a cookie before, but I love them in my oatmeal!

  2. Excuse me, BUTTERSCOTH CHIA cookies? Genius!

  3. caroline says:

    these were amazing. Life changing even. Thanks for sharing your delicious cookies! My favorite type of cookie? Oatmeal chocolate chip with toffee. yum yum.


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