Delicious recipes from family and friends. This is my attempt to get rid of Chicken Helper, Hamburger Helper and Tuna Helper and to start eating more locally grown foods!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Today I'm sharing another cookie recipe that is a family favorite: Butterscotch Chip Cookies. I also use this recipe to make Christmas gifts for family and friends - by layering the dry ingredients into a quart-size mason jar. I attach a ribbon and a recipe card - listing the wet ingredients to be added and the directions for baking - and the recipient has a wonderful dessert in a jar, ready for baking.
Butterscotch Chip Cookies --1 cup butterscotch chips --1/2 cup butter --1/4 cup sugar --1/2 cup brown sugar --1 egg --1 cup shifted, all purpose flour --1/2 tsp baking soda --1/2 tsp salt --1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract --1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cream the butter in a mixing bowl until soft. Add both sugars gradually and cream until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, soda and salt together and blend into the sugar mixture. Add vanilla and mix in well.
Fold in butterscotch chips and gently mix together. Using an ice cream scoop, drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Store in air-tight container. Makes approximately 3 dozens
I am a married mother of 3 grown daughters and I have 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I currently have a gardening column in the Sunday's Advocate Messenger and I freelance for Kentucky Monthly magazine and Examiner.com.