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Some time ago I tested this recipe for "Cook's Country" magazine.  I thought the flavor was very good, and since it has butterscotch morsels as part of the recipe I thought it should be on this w
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Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/23/2012 7:20 PM EDT
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Some time ago I tested this recipe for "Cook's Country" magazine.  I thought the flavor was very good, and since it has butterscotch morsels as part of the recipe I thought it should be on this web site.  The recipe is printed in the October/ November issue of the magazine.  I couldn't share it until it was published!

BUTTERSCOTCH COOKIES

Use chilled butter so it won't melt when you add the melted chips in step 2.  If the chilled dough begiins to split as you slice it, soften it on the counter for 10 minutes.

1/2 cup (3 oz) butterscotch chips
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 9 tablespoons cut into 9 pieces,chilled
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg yolk
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

1. Microwave butterscotch chips and 3 tablespoons butter in bowl until melted, about 1 minute, stirring halfway through.. Whisk in vanilla until mixture is smooth; let cool for 10 minutes

2. Using stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat remaining 9 tablespoons butter, sugar, and salt on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add cooled butterscotch mixture and beat until thoroughly combined, about 1 minute, scraping down bowl as needed.  Add egg yolk and beat until incorporated, about 30 seconds.  Reduce speed to low, add flour and baking powder, and mix until dough forms about 1 minute.

3 Turn out dough onto counter and roll  into 9 inch log.  Wrap tightly with parchment paper and roll to form even cylinder.  Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours or up to 3 days. ( Dough can be wrapped in aluminum foil and frozen for up to 1 month)

4. Adjust oven racks to upper middle and lower middle positions and heat oven to 325 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Slice chilled dough with sharp knife into 1/4 inch thick rounds and place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets (16 cookies per sheet)  Bake until edges have darkened slightly, about 15 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking.  Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. (Cookies can be stored in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days)

makes about 32 cookies.

Re: Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/23/2012 9:18 PM EDT
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Thank you -- thank you very much.  This sounds like my kind of recipe.  Can't wait to try it!

Re: Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/24/2012 6:51 AM EDT
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Thanks for the geat sounding recipe

Re: Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/24/2012 8:23 AM EDT
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My hubby hates butterscotch  so it sound good but not for me

Re: Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/24/2012 8:32 AM EDT
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Cook's Country....One of my favorite shows and I love the magazine.  I have let my subscription lapse and I hope to reverse that soon! (toss up between Cook's Country or America's Test Kitchen)
Thank you for the recipe I will try this soon.  The recipe has been copied and placed in my priority pile.  I do not think I have ever tried one of their recipes that was not "spot on"  So much research goes into each and every one.

Re: Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/24/2012 8:36 AM EDT
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this is my sisters favorit cookie .

Re: Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/24/2012 2:01 PM EDT
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Love butterscotch and love the idea of being able to freeze the dough ahead of time. Thanks, Barbara!

Re: Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/24/2012 6:34 PM EDT
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I made these toda - they're great! Thanks for the recipe!!

Re: Butterscotch Cookies

posted at 9/28/2012 12:07 PM EDT
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I made these yesterday. I have a college grandson will love to take some back with him on Sunday.
Thanks for the recipe.

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