Butterscotch Crunch Cookies

This recipe is from the King Arthur Cookie Companion and the best way I can describe it is like a criss-cross peanut butter cookie with butterscotch flavor instead of peanut butter. Now if you happen to be lucky enough to find cinnamon chips, you can use those too.  Sorry about the picture.  I took it hastily and with my old camera.  Argh.  Looks a little jaundiced, but you get the idea.  Also, these cookies are made without any baking soda or baking powder.

butterscotch crunch cookies

Butterscotch Crunch Cookies — From KA “Golden Crunch Cookies”

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, weigh out 9 1/2 oz or spoon and sweep
1 1/2 cups lightly crushed Corn Flakes
2 cups butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light. Add vanilla, salt and egg and beat for 30 seconds.

Stir in the flour, corn flakes and butterscotch chips.

Using a tablespoon, scoop up dough and form into 1 inch balls. Using a fork, press to make a crisscross pattern.

Bake 15-18 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove cookies from the sheets and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 40 cookies

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  1. says

    I made these back in ’06 with Cinnamon chips and turned them into mini ice cream sandwiches! I used Total cereal so they had a bit more crunch to them.

  2. says

    Joe, if you click on cinnamon chips, it links to you :). Your site came up when I put the recipe into Google.

    RecipeGirl, it sounds like you have a busy day in the kitchen.

  3. says

    First let me say that I love your blog. I think I may have posted once before but I so appreciate your love of sweets! I’m still trying to figure out how you maintain your girlish figure and don’t way 500 pounds though. Since you are the dessert queen, I thought I’d ask your opinion and get your suggestions for a birthday cake/pie/cheesecake that I’m to make for a co-worker. I normally make cakes but this particular person has requested a cheesecake or some kind of cream cheese and pudding mixture (like dirt cake). So I was thinking of some sort of super creamy, not heavy cheesecake. Any suggestions or thoughts would be very much appreciated. Sorry, this post is not related to your cookies at all but they do look tasty!!

  4. says

    Danielle, I just sent you a whole mess of creamy desserts (my favorites!). If you don’t like any of those, I can send more. We love stuff like that around here.

  5. Carrie Fields says

    Don’t you just love cinnamon chips? When ever I see them I buy as many bags as I can afford, because they always disappear for long periods of time. (maybe because they are in my cupboard huh??) Well anyways, I will email that recipe to you later today, my dear sweet hubby is hogging he computer..grrrrr. Glad you are feeling better.


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