Super soft & chewy Butterscotch Cookies. Brown butter is the secret ingredient for ridiculously flavorful, perfect butterscotch taste!
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Butterscotch Cookies

Super soft & chewy Butterscotch Cookies. Brown butter is the secret ingredient for ridiculously flavorful, perfect butterscotch taste!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 149kcal
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour , spooned & leveled
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , to taste
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips plus more for placing on the tops of the cookies

Instructions

  • In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. 
  • After it's done melting, leave on the heat and gently stir. You'll start to see little specks of brown forming. Once it's amber in color and has a nutty smell, remove from the heat. 
  • While the butter is cooling, in a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium speed beat together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl. 
  • Add in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla and continue beating.
  •  Turn the mixer down to low and slowly add in the flour mixture while beating, followed by the milk. 
  • Turn off the mixer and stir in the butterscotch chips.
  • Form the dough into balls about 1 to 1.5 tablespoons in size. I got 30 cookies total. Place on a plate, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 48 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, and flatten the cookies slightly.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the tops look almost set. Remove from the oven and optionally dot the tops of each cookie with a few chocolate chips.
  • Allow to cool on the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal