Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Butterscotch Cookies

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Butterscotch Cookies

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Good afternoon lovelies or evening if you are on the east coast. The kids are having their computer time and I needed a bit of me time, so I put on some One Direction (my 16 year old self would be happy I still enjoy boy band music) and decided to share a new recipe with you all. Its threatening to rain outside, so I will keep this brief. I have clothes on the line that I need to pull off before the clouds decide to give the desert ground some much needed hydration. I got this recipe from Old Fashioned Country Cookies. I found this goodie on Ebay for a few dollars. I have loved trying all the yummy cookie recipes. This book has helped me in keeping my "no store bought cookie" rule I have for myself. I love homemade because not only do they taste better, but I know exactly what is going in them. I can also add all those extra healthy goodies I love (flax seed, bran, wheat germ, etc :) These were simple to whip up for a Family Night treat.

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{Butterscotch Cookies}

1 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp hot water
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) --I left these out--
24 oz. pkg butterscotch chips

Mix shortening, brown and white sugars, eggs, hot water, and vanilla. Add flour, salt, and soda, stirring well. Then add oats, nuts (if using), and butterscotch chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet (I used a tablespoon). Bake at 350' for 10 to 15  minutes.  

*Do your cookies sometime turn hard after a day or so in the cookie jar? Add 1-2 slices of bread to the cookie jar and close the lid. Allow to sit for a day. The cookies will absorb the moisture from the bread and be soft again!

XO Danielle

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