Friday, November 5, 2010

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies.....12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies: Week 6

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

It's week 6 of the 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies.  Halfway through.  Why does this time of year just fly by? 

If you are a fan of butterscotch you will really like these cookies.  The ingredients of cinnamon and ginger add a slight spice to the cookie.  These are very sweet cookies that are on the crunchy side with a slight chewiness.  Another very good cookie for your Christmas tray.

Make sure to check out the blog hop below for other great cookie and treat recipes. 

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies
Recipe by Cuisine at Home, 2010 Cookie Mini Cookbook

(printable recipe)

Servings: 4 dozen


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces butterscotch chips
powdered sugar (optional)


1. Stir flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl; set aside.

2. Cream butter and brown sugar with a mixer until smooth.  Beat in egg and vanilla.

3. Mix in flour mixture just until blended.  Do not overmix or cookies could become tough.

4. Fold in butterscotch chips, then cover and chill dough until firm, about 1 hour.

5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Shape dough into 2 inch balls and arrange on prepared baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.  Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden and just set.  Let cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack.

Option:  The original recipe states to roll the cookie dough balls in powdered sugar before placing on baking sheets.  This is a very sweet cookie and I found that rolling in the powdered sugar was not needed. 

Butterscotch Chip Cookies


Mom's Cooking Club LessonGift/Packaging Idea -  Make your cookie giving and sharing more fun by putting them in cute packages like the one here.  I found these Christmas printed "take-out" packages at Michaels for $1.00.  They have several different prints.  I added a cute Christmas ribbon on the handle.  Take-out cookies anyone?    


Tracy said...

Great minds think alike - I did a cookie with butterscotch chips this week too! Will definitely have to try yours; I love cookies that are a bit chewy!

Sue said...

Butterscotch with the spices sounds great! Love the packaging! :)

Lisa said...

What delicious flavors for a cookie. I love your little packaging idea.

Barbara Bakes said...

Love the little take out box idea. So cute. Sounds like a wonderful cookie for Christmas.

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