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Jun 25, 2011 05:37 PM

ISO Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

I'm looking for a butterscotch cookie recipe that doesn't use the chips.
I found one that uses browned butter, but I'd like to have another one or
two for comparison. Thanks for your thoughts.

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  1. The butterscotch brownie recipe from Joy of Cooking is one of my family's traditional holiday cookies, but I'm not sure they're what you're looking for - a bar cookie, very sticky and rich and delicious. We never use the nuts but we do use the coconut. (Sometimes when I say "butterscotch brownie" people say "Oh, you mean blondies," but these seem different to me than the blondies I've had in bakeries. Maybe I've just bought lousy blondies, though.)

    This looks like the right recipe, and the 1975 edition would be the right era.

    1. is this the recipe you found?
      it sounds wonderful.

      there are actually many recipes that don't contain chips here:
      but as far as i can tell, none of them call for browned butter - they're really all just butter cookies with brown sugar.

      another one for ya:

      and these look fabulous, but they do call for chips:

      1. Switching over to this thread...if you're interested in going the bar route, Martha Stewart has a browned butter toffee that's incredible and would fit the bill. There are toffee bits which add to the caramel tones.

        I dislike the butterscotch chips, too.

        1. don't know if mine will be 'scotchy enough for you, but here ya go...

          8 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
          3/4 c dark brown sugar, lightly packed
          1/4 c granulated sugar
          1 egg
          1 tbsp vanilla
          1 3/4 c AP flour, maybe a tbsp or two more
          1/2 tsp baking soda
          1/2 tsp salt
          fleur de sel

          beat butter with sugars. add egg and vanilla. mix dry ingredients. add to wet. let chill for a bit... sometimes i do overnight. sometimes an hour or two. sometimes 1/2 hour in the freezer. depending on my time.

          bake at 350... time depends upon size... sometimes i scoop into balls, sometimes flatten, really depending upon whose palate i'm trying to please :)

          1. Sorry for the double post. I thought I nixed the first one. Linking here for Chowser's response and the original recipe I found on-line.

            Thank you all so much for the recipes. Not being a regular baker, I never made the connection between blondie and butterscotch brownie. With coconut! And nuts!! I'm totally rethinking my initial idea. I'll try out the rolled cookie and two bar versions..

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            1. re: nemo

              I'm not a Martha Stewart fan but those brown butter toffee bars are the best bar cookies I've ever had. I brought them to a gym function (read people who rarely eat junk food) and they quickly disappeared and people asked for the recipe. When my friend was surprised that someone had asked for the recipe because she almost never eats stuff like that, she replied, "Yeah, they're THAT good."