Buttery Butterscotch Cut-Outs

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 24

Description

You'll definitely delight everyone when you serve these Buttery Butterscotch Cut-Out cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), softened and divided
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk, divided
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • FROSTING
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

MELT morsels in small saucepan over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

COMBINE melted morsels, flour, 1 cup butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, half the milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed, scraping the bowl often, until well mixed, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide dough in half and cover each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm.

ROLL out dough on lightly floured surface, one half at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place 1-inch apart on baking sheets.

BAKE 5 to 8 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR FROSTING:
MIX
powdered sugar, remaining butter, milk and vanilla extract in small mixing bowl until fluffy, scraping the bowl often, about 2 minutes. When cookies are cool, spread on frosting.

Yummy

by A. Anya , SILVER SPRING, MD on Nov. 2009

The addition of butterscotch is decadent. However, the frosting sends the sweetness over the top. So I replace the frosting with an egg white paint. I take egg whites of several eggs and dye them different colors. Before placing the cookies in the oven I paint each cookie. For a bell, I outline in blue; for a tree, I outline in green and dot red egg dye for ornaments. This way this cookie is just perfect. Happy Holidays!!!

Wow

by c. chau , rockford, IL on Jan. 2009

This is perfect for any party or fun snack. This butter is very tasty and good! Maybe when you have free time you should try it.

Great for the Grandchildren!

by M. Maureen , MOROCCO, IN on Mar. 2008

As I went through the website for something exciting to do when my Grandchildren came to visit, I came across this recipe....they absolutely loved baking with this recipe. It was easy enough for my 12 year-old Granddaughter to do basically on her own! This will go in my recipe box for later use, also. Great going!

Great for the Grandchildren!

by M. Maureen , MOROCCO, IN on Mar. 2008

As I went through the website for something exciting to do when my Grandchildren came to visit, I came across this recipe....they absolutely loved baking with this recipe. It was easy enough for my 12 year-old Granddaughter to do basically on her own! This will go in my recipe box for later use, also. Great going!

My Family's Favorite

by K. Karen , Black Earth, WI on Feb. 2006

This recipe is really easy and great to make. I noticed this recipe doesn't add salt. I add a dash of salt to cut the sweetness. My family loves this cookie and at Christmas this cookie is hard to keep around. They eat them as fast as I can make them. This is the best sugar cookie I have ever had. I never make regular sugar cookies anymore, everyone asks for these cookies instead. Thanks

Easy

by T. Timothy , BEACH PARK, IL on Feb. 2005

This recipe was very easy to make and easy to follow. I permitted my children to help make this recipe, and they had no problem. The youngest is 6 years old, and the oldest is 10. Thank you for the good cookies was all that was said.

Butterscotch Over-kill?

by D. DEBBIE , MATADOR, TX on Feb. 2005

Try this recipe using just one half the amount of chips called for. You may just find, as we did, that the flavor, instead of bein SO intense is lighter, not quite as sweet and it doesn't seem to become so over-bearing after a few. I altered this recipe and then frosted them to cover a bit more of the flavoring and it was appreciated even more by my family. The frosting I used was not super sweet but just sweet enough.

BUTTERY BUTTERSCOTCH CUT-OUTS

by J. JUDY , Lake Orion, MI on Dec. 2004

I WAS SO PLEASED TO FIND A DIFFERENT CUT-OUT COOKIE RECIPE OTHER THAN SUGAR COOKIES. MY BOYS HAVE ROLLED OUT DOUGH AND CUT OUT COOKIES FOR YEARS WITH ME, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS SUGAR COOKIES OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN. THE NESTLES BUTTERSCOTCH MORSELS GAVE THIS RECIPE A RICH AND DELICIOUS FLAVOR TO THE BAKER. THE DOUGH WAS A VERY GOOD CONSISTENCY TO ROLL OUT AND THE COOKIES WERE NOT DRIED OUT. A GREAT RECIPE TO USE ALL YEAR LONG--COOKIE CUTTERS CAME IN HANDY FOR THAT!!

These were good!

by S. Shaynal , Snellville, GA on Jul. 2004

These cookies are a truly delectible dessert.

Yummy to my tummy

by M. Megan , Albuquerque, NM on Dec. 2003

These were awesome! This is a perfect recipe fpr the person who says that they do not like butterscotch chips.