Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

The butterscotch cookie recipe is simple and elegant, with a frosting that puts it over the top!

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda.
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) carton dairy sour cream
2/3 cup chopped walnuts

Brown Butter Frosting:
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
5 teaspoons boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Walnut halves (optional)

Large bowl
Medium bowl
2-quart saucepan
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
Step 4: In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and shortening with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
Step 5: Add eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
Step 6: Alternately add flour and sour cream, beating well after each addition.
Step 7: Stir in chopped walnuts.
Step 8: Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches part onto prepared cookie sheets.
Step 9: Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately transfer cookies to cooling surface.

Brown Butter Frosting:
Step 1: In a 2-quart saucepan, heat and stir 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter over medium-low heat until golden brown. Remove from heat.
Step 2: Stir in 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 5 teaspoons boiling water, and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and easy to spread.
Step 3: Spread frosting on each cookie and if desired place a walnut half on top.

The butterscotch cookie recipe makes 60 cookies.