chocolate chip & butterscotch cookies
Lucky for my sweet tooth it was time to make another yummy batch of sweets for a co-workers birthday (happy bday Heidi)! When I asked what I could make, bake and/or frost she requested something with butterscotch, which was music to my ears as it’s a flavor I love. When I was growing up those little bright yellow hard candies that were super buttery and – well, wait a minute – not very scotch-y (I’ll investigate that later) were my favorite.
I started with a simple (but pretty fantastic) chocolate chip cookie recipe and tossed in some butterscotch chips. They ended up being super flavorful and the texture was perfect, both soft and chewy in the middle and just the right amount of crispy on the edges. They got gobbled up pretty quickly so I’ll definitely make them again (because I want to keep eating them forever).
1 cup softened butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsps vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tspn baking soda
2 tspns hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto un-greased pans.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned. Let cool (but of course eat one, two or three when they’re still super hot and gooey) then cover tightly and share!