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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:17 PM
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Fluffy Butterscotch Cookies with Brown Butter Icing
Just had to share

Go read her story:







http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/butterscotch-cooki...


Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla (for cookies)
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla ( for brown butter icing)
4 tbsp hot water

Directions

Cream together shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract and sour cream.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until a soft dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for one hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough onto lined baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes. Let cookies cool completely before icing.
To make icing, melt the butter in a skillet over low heat and swirl the pan over the heat for about four-five minutes until butter begins to brown. Be careful, you don't want to burn the butter---you just want to brown it! It will happen fast and when it does, immediately take the browned butter off the stove and pour into a mixing bowl.
Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and hot water to the butter and mix until smooth.
Once cookies are completely cooled, drizzle with the icing.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies




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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:38 PM
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1. I'm sooo making these
I bought eggs to do something different (they usually end up in omelets). I have all the stuff except sour cream. I'll be getting some next time I'm out.

Looks yummy!

:9
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:52 PM
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2. Those look lovely.
It's not very often that I get a new cookie recipe that needs to be "tested". lol
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:36 PM
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3. now i know what i will be doing with that bag of butterscotch chips in the pantry
I will shamelessly guild this Lilly this weekend! :spank:
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:50 PM
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4. I wanna hear back from everyone how they are!
I love butterscotch - butterscotch, caramel, chocolate (and if you combine caramel and chocolate, that would be my pick every time). I hope they're as good as they look!

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:48 PM
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5. housewolf, will something bad happen if I use butter instead of shortening
in this recipe? It's only 1/2 a cup. Maybe I could fool it.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 08:34 PM
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6. Usually when you use butter insead of shortening
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 08:36 PM by housewolf
You get better flavor but not as high-rising or as light. They tend to spread more because of the water content of the butter.

But they'll probably taste really wonderful and more butterscoth-y.


Here's an article by someone who tested both, and her results (not this recipe, though)

http://enlightenedcooking.blogspot.com/2008/04/butter-v...



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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:18 PM
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7. Thank you. Okay, I'm going in.
lol
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:20 PM
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8. Hot cookies soon?
I'll be right over.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:23 PM
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9. I left the porch light on. :)
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:21 PM
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10. Woot!
:hi:
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