Growing up, the scent of freshly baked cookies would make me run to the kitchen; that was pretty well the extent of my running memories, now that I think about it. Chelsea, on the other hand, could care less what was baking or cooking and chances are she won’t even want to try it – unless butterscotch chips are involved. They are one of her all-time favourite sweet things, so much so that I don’t keep them in the house until I need them anymore because they always seem to disappear. It makes me happy to see her actually enjoy something that I make, so this recipe is a keeper around here.
I found this recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod and for once in my life, didn’t change a thing, well, nothing major anyway… I don’t recommend you do either, they are pretty well perfect.
Butterscotch Brown Sugar Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (I used salted today and cut the added salt down to 1/4 tsp)
- 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar (I used golden brown, it’s what I always have on hand)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- Extra brown sugar for rolling cookies in
In stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and brown sugar for about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and continue beating on med-low for another minute or so. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cornstarch and cinnamon and then add all at once to the wet ingredients. Continue mixing on low until it is well combined and no flour bits remain. Stir in the butterscotch chips by hand. Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls and roll each ball in brown sugar. Bake 12 to a parchment-lined sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Mine took 11 minutes exactly with convection. Allow the cookies to cool for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling. The original recipe yielded 26 cookies, I got 40; your mileage will vary as well.