Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies





I saw butterscotch chips on sale at the grocery store the other day, and bought them. I hadn't used these in years. I wanted to make cookies to use my new cookie scoop, that I got with one of the gift cards that I got for Christmas. If you are a Foodie, what do you get for Christmas?  That's right more Foodie Stuff. I'm in heaven!
I got more cupcake wrappers, sprinkles, cupcake sleds, baking mat,  stainless steel measuring cups and spoons, and a cookie scoop.  My old cookie scoop broke. I'm in heaven!

Now back to the cookies.  I knew that I had the butterscotch chips, so I added semi sweet chocolate chips, too.  Usually when I make chocolate chip cookies I add a little  oatmeal.   This time I added about 1 cup, which changed the texture too much.  Next time, I might only add 1/2 c oatmeal.  I just wanted to make the cookies a little healthier.   I was taking some of these cookies to my friend whose Father passed away last week, and she has two little kids. My Husband loved them anyway.


Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies Adapted from Food.com
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 -1 cup rolled oats (optional)
Directions:
Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract. 

Stir flour mixture into the creamed mixture Fold in oatmeal. Then fold in butterscotch chips, and chocolate chips. Chill dough for 2 hours.(optional.)

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly.

Bake at 375° for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool in pan for a minute then move to rack to cool completely.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
  
Now, I'm passing along this beautiful award that I received from my sweet blogger friend  Elisabeth@ Food and Thrift  Thank you Elisabeth. I am passing this award on to  to these inspirational bloggers who are dear blogging friends, and whose blogs I admire.
 
All you have to do is copy and paste this award on your blog, mention who it came from, and pay it forward to 6-10 blogger friends of your choice, if you wish. Thank you to all of you.

34 comments:

  1. I love butterscotch in cookies. Of course, I'd have to pluck out the chocolate chips, but I'm willing to do that! They look delicious.

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    1. Christiane- That's right you don't like chocolate, you and my son. There aren't that many chocolate chips in the cookies:)

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  2. These butterscotch cookies are making me drool! They look heavenly. I couldn't resist them. And thank you for the sweet award. You are an inspiration to me...and I'm so glad we are friends in this blog world. Much love!

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    1. Monet,
      You have been such an inspiration to me, as well, and I'm so glad we're friends, too.

      Hugs!

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  3. Oh, just look at all your baking loot!!! Such fun!!! Loving your cookies, too...I wish my family like oatmeal cookies as much as I do...I could just dive into a bowl of the dough :/ Yours look perfect, Becky!!!

    Thanks SO much for the award!!!! Such an honor to be selected with all these other great blogger...all of whom I consider friends as well!!! THANK YOU, my friend!!!!

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    1. Lizzy,
      You are so welcome, my sweet friend, for the award. I'm just amazed and inspired in all you do with your blog.

      Hugs!

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  4. These cookies do look delicious, butterscotch is a flavor that people always forget about, but I do love the taste. These cookies are a good one for the cookie jar-yum!
    Thanks so much for passing the award to me, sweet that you would consider me at all there are so many great bloggers out there! Enjoy the day and thanks for all your support as a blogger friend.

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    1. Tina,
      You are very welcome for the award and support. Thank you for your inspiration and support. All of your creations are amazing to me.

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  5. These look so delicious Becky! What a great recipe! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. These cookies are so good!

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  6. You can never have too many sprinkles or cupcake wrappers!! What an exciting present! This year I was psyched that my stocking was filled with Emily's Chocolates.

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    1. Jen,
      You are so right about the sprinkles and wrappers. We are Foodies!

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  7. Looks great Becky! I haven't had butterscotch in ages!

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    1. Tiffany,
      I hadn't made anything with Butterscotch in a longtime, and had forgotten how good it tastes/

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  8. Wow! You got all kinds of goodies! Your cookies look delicious and I love all those chips in them. The recipe is a keeper. Thanks!

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    1. Pam,
      Cooking accessories are so much fun. These cookies are delicious and a keeper.

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  9. Becky! Hi thank you so much for this lovely award... I can only see it through Chrome.. but finally today, its working... it must have been that 24 hour blackout for Sopa~ I am so honored to be among these fellow bloggers I will add this to Amazing foodies on the Cyberphere! http://pegasuslegend-whatscookin.blogspot.com/p/my-favorite-foodies-on-blogosphere.html

    come check it out thanks for the award its really beautiful I so appreciate it!

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    1. Claudia,
      I'm so glad that you were finally able to see the blog, and the award. You are welcome for this well deserved award. I don't know how how post so manay times, and work full time:) You are amazing!

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  10. Becky your cookies look and sound perfect. Congrats on your well deserved award!
    wishing you great day!!!

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    1. Sandra,
      Thank you for your sweet words. These cookies are so good!

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  11. I thought I had commented in here yesterday thanking you for such a sweet award! I appreciate it so much, Becky! I'm adding it to my sidebar on my blog right now!! And these cookies? Yes, please!!!

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    1. I don't know what happened to your comment. You are so welcome and deserving of this award. I hope we can connect in Chicago this year:)

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  12. Hi Becky!! Sorry I'm so late in seeing this. It's been a bit of a roller coaster week for me and I'm behind on visiting my favorite blogs!! Congratulations on your award and I just love all the goodies you got for Christmas!!!
    Thank you SO very much for thinking of me to pass this award onto. It is such an honor!! I'm so glad I meet you!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Rebecca Ann! ;)

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    1. Brandie,
      You are very welcome for this award. You certainly deserve this award, too.
      I love all of your down home recipes, that bring back so many wonderful memories.

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  13. Aww... thank you Becky!! You are truly an inspiration for our entire foodie community. I fell so lucky to have met you (and Baily!) through our blogs... I only hope that one day we can meet in person. I would really like that.
    And as for the cookies?? I adore butterscotch, and so does my son. He could probably devour a good portion of this batch in one sitting (and not gain an ounce on his teenage body!). Nicely done!
    XOXO

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    1. Kim,
      You are so welcome for the award, and such an inspiration to me. Well Deserved!

      Teen age boys can eat you out of house and home. I know, that I raised 3 boys, and survived:)

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  14. Thank you Becky for passing this on to me, you are inspirational indeed, keep up the good work. You know me, I never did meet a cookie I didn't like and I'm sure I'd like these.
    -Gina-

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    1. gina- You have been such an inspiration to me and Friend. I hope one day to come to CA to meet you and Kim:)

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  15. Congrats on the award Becky! :) And thank you so much for giving me the award, I appreciate it a lot!
    LOVE these cookies and the addition of the butterscotch chips. I'd love to eat the entire batch, haha. :)

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  16. My daughter loves butterscotch. I would love to make these cookies to spoil her!

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    1. Veronica,
      These cookies would be a perfect way to spoil your daughter:)

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  17. Butterscotch and chocolate are a great combo!

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