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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Salted Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies


These cookies were made for a small get-together and were a smash hit. The recipe called for caramel chips but all I had were butterscotch. Salted butterscotch or caramel is a bit of a misnomer, it's the cookies that are salted. I'm just noting, though, not criticizing. The addition of a touch of salt on the top of each cookie invites attention to the tongue and the taste and actually helps you notice more how yummy the cookies are.

Recipe from Two Peas & their Pod.

Ingredients:
-2 cups flour
-2 teaspoons cornstarch
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
-1 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-1 egg
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1/2 cup butterscotch chips

In a medium bowl stir flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. To a large bowl, add butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat to smooth consistency; if you make sure the butter is softened first, you will have an easier time of this. Put the egg and vanilla extract into the butter and sugar bowl and beat to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in small amounts and stir to incorporate. Fold in the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.


Drop cookie dough on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet in 1-2 tablespoon balls. Lightly sprinkle each cookie with additional salt. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack and repeat with the remaining dough.


A fairly easy application for a pretty outstanding result. At our get-together, these cookies were going toe-to-toe with Milano cookies that someone brought, and we all know how easy it is to polish off a package of Milanos. Try this recipe for your next special event or party, makes about 32 cookies.

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