Thursday, February 10, 2011

Butterscotch Pecan Cookies

Thanks to Baking Bites for this super sweet (even for me!) recipe. I made a few tweaks to the original (only 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, no salt topping). These cookies are best served warm.

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla extract. Slowly mix in flour mixture. Stir in butterscotch chips and pecans.
Form dough into balls and place two inches apart on the baking sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks.
Yields 18 cookies.