Saturday, April 10, 2010
Cookie Recipe #98 - Butterscotch Squares
This is a recipe my Mom has made for years. It was always a family favorite when we went camping. I've made a few adjustments by adding some almond extract and white chocolate chips along with the chocolate ones.
Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups brown sugar, 2 sticks butter, 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional), 2 cups chocolate chips OR 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips, 1 cups chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, macadamia, almonds).
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt brown sugar and butter in small saucepan on stove top or in microwave; allow to cool a few minutes. Place in large mixing bowl and add eggs, vanilla and almond extract; beat well. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together; add to creamed mixture, thoroughly blending. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts of choice.
Pour into a greased 10x15-inch cookie sheet or pan. Sprinkle a few chocolate and vanilla chips on top, if desired. You may also grate a little chocolate over the top before popping into the oven. Bake for at least 20 minutes or until lightly browned on top and toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to completely cool before cutting into squares and serving to your crew. Enjoy!
Makes 18 squares.