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Butterscotch Cookies
Browning the butter is the secret. Dough: 12 tbsp unsalted butter, divided. 1 3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar. 1/2 tsp salt. 1 large egg. 1 egg yolk. 1 tbsp vanilla extract. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour. 1/2 tsp baking soda. 1/4 tsp baking powder. Sugar Dredge: 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Sprinkling Salt: Sea Salt or Kosher. Rather than making a big batch of cookies, keep the dough in the fridge and just pinch off a few pieces and toaster oven them whenever.

Butterscotch Cookies Recipe from Simply Recipes
[ https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/butterscotch_cookies/ ]

Dough

  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
Sugar Dredge
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Sprinkling Salt
  • Sea Salt or Kosher

Instructions

Preheat the oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the dry ingredients:
  • Vigorously whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside. Mix together the brown sugar and white sugar dredging mixture in another bowl and set aside.
Brown the butter:
This is the Secret:
  • Slice 10 tablespoons of the butter into tablespoon-sized chunks. Place in a thick-bottomed skillet over medium heat. The butter will foam a bit before subsiding. Once the butter takes on a tan color and begins to smell nutty take it off of the heat. Add the other 2 tablespoons of butter and mix it in until it melts.
Make the cookie dough:
  • Pour the brown butter into a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the brown sugar and salt and mix. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix together, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl at least once.

    Add the flour mixture in three increments being sure to scrape down the sides and bottom once or twice. Mix just until the flour is incorporated. The dough will be very thick.

Shape the cookies:
  • Take 1/2 to 1 tablespoon-sized pieces of dough (you can make them a bit bigger or smaller to your liking, just make sure the pieces of dough are all the same size) and gently roll them into ball shapes.

    Dredge them in the sugar dredging mixture until well-coated.

    Place on the baking sheet and sprinkle with a little bit of the sprinkling salt (be reserved with the salt as very little goes a long way).

Bake the cookies:
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges have browned a bit. Be careful not to over-bake.
Cool and serve:
  • Allow to cool on the sheet for one minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Tastes best with a glass of milk for dipping. Cookies will keep in an airtight container for about 1 week.

Posted Monday February 20th 2023

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