Monday, May 3, 2010

Old Fashioned Butterscotch Cookies

These cookies are so good, especially the frosting. I attended the food bloggers bake sale fundraiser a couple of weeks ago and bought some of these cookies. I had to have the recipe! The recipe comes from


1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 (8 ounce) carton fat free sour cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy on medium speed. Turn mixer speed to low, add in remaining ingredients, mix until well incorporated. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies before frosting.


1/2 cup butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
5 tsp + boiling water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

In a saucepan, brown butter over medium low heat. (About 5-7 minutes). Be careful not to scorch the butter. Remove butter from heat and mix in powdered sugar, boiling water, and vanilla. Use a wooden spoon and stir until the frosting is easy to spread. (You may need to add more than the 5 tsp of water. Sometimes I have to add up to a tablespoon or more. Make sure you only add the water a tsp at a time). Immediately spread the frosting on the cookies and top with walnuts if desired. If frosting begins to harden, stir in a tsp of boiling water to soften.

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