Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mamma's Soft Chewy Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Sometimes, the best things in life are very simple. A perfect book, an unexpected hug, an out-of-season flower and such other silly things are what makes me happy. Maybe, because I am not complicated, or also maybe because, I am an idiot who yet has to experience the sophisticated. Either way, I am happy where I am!
Talking about simplicity, this cookie recipe is one of the simplest to make. Though made by simple ingredients and simpler methods, the end product is a soft, chewy fragrant cookie, that is a match-made in heaven to complement a simple, cold glass of milk. If you are like me, who likes simple things, this recipe is for you. Do post a hug on MMP Facebook Page, if this recipe made you stop looking for a better cookie. (Wink!)


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Other:10 oz butterscotch chips

Method:-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Gently sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a big bowl.
Cream together the sugars and butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Introduce the eggs to the mix one by one, mix well until incorporated, then add the vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients to the mix and mix well until a smooth dough is formed.
Stop the mixer and fold in the butterscotch chips.

Now, using a measuring spoon (tablespoon) scoop some dough and roll in your palms (they better be clean) and put each ball into a parchment-lined cookie sheet. You can put about 9 of those balls into a cookie sheet, without crowding them. This recipe makes about 24-30 cookies depending upon the size.

Bake for about 11 minutes and cool them off, for 5 minutes in a wire rack. Store in air-tight containers. Try not to store them for more than a week (as if they are gonna last! hehe!)
These are so yummy right off the oven.

*Mamma's Note:  If you want your cookies crunchy, just arrange cookies in a single layer in your cooling rack and leave them in the cooling oven after you are done with the baking and has switched off the oven. The reducing temperature removes any moisture in the cookies and makes it crunchy. *

A very happy Holi to all my Desi Readers and warm Easter wishes to all my Christian Friends! Enjoy and be safe!