From the Recipe Box- Butterscotch Cookies


I posted this pic on Instagram last night & so many people we're asking for the recipe I wanted to post about it here.  

This is the quintessential fall cookie if you ask me.  Nutty, chewy, flavorful & the brown & creme color combo is so perfect.  These are one of our families favorite cookies to make.  I was lucky enough to have grown up on these because they were a favorite of my Grandma Hall to make.  
She always had a batch of cookies in her cookie jar all the time.  I'm also glad that I have this recipe written out in her handwriting 

{a real treasure to me} 
-You can tell that this recipe card has been well used- it's Miss Mace's favorite cookie to bake-  
-Loved that my Grandma shared with me what to do in a pinch in case I didn't have some Sour Cream.  So thoughtful!-

1/2 C. Shortening
1 1/2 C. Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 C. Sour Cream
2/3 C. Chopped Nus [either pecans or walnuts}
2 1/2 C. Flour
1 tsp. Soda
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt 

Cream butter & Sugar together.  Add eggs & sour cream.  Sift in all dry ingredients.  Fold in Vanilla & nuts.  This is a wet dough.  Use a cookie scoop or 2 spoons to scoop out the dough to an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.  

Let cookies cool & frost 

Brown Buttered Icing 
{the real treat to this cookie!}

Melt 1/2 Cup butter over medium heat until it looks a little brown
{this is what gives the cookie it's butterscotch flavor}
Add: 3 T. hot water
1 tsp. vanilla
Powdered Sugar {about 1/4-1/2 a bag}
to browned butter. 

Stir until it's mixed together & smooth.  This isn't a thick frosting.  You want it a little runny so that you can spread the icing out with the back of a spoon onto the cookie.  Work quickly as icing tends to cool quickly.  

These cookies are really old fashioned, that's what I love about them.  No 2 really look alike but they are delicious to eat. 


1 comment:

Jason Underwood said...

I just love butterscotch cookies! I remember when I was a kid, I often got told on for taking one too many from the cookie jar. Hahaha! Now that my sweet tooth remembers the taste, I'm definitely off to satiate that craving with that scrumptious recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it! Happy baking and good eating!

Jason Underwood @ La Patisserie