Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fudgy Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies


If you are a fan of butterscotch these cookies will seriously rock your world!  My first bite and those that followed were simply outrageous.  The cookie really did taste like fudge, dense and chewy; and then you get hit with the taste of the butterscotch...just delightful!


These cookies were soft and super sweet, just the way I like them.

Fudgy Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies
adapted from 6 Bittersweets
makes about 2 dozen cookies
(4 PointsPlus per serving)

Ingredients

8 oz. semisweet chocolate
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
2/3 cup PLUS 3 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp salt
1/2 cup fat free egg substitute
1/2 cup PLUS 2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup butterscotch chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Heat the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until almost melted; do not overheat since chocolate burns easily.  In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy.  Reduce speed to low; beat in the melted chocolate.  Mix in the flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in the butterscotch chips.  If you think your dough is too runny or soft do not worry.  Refrigerate the dough for about 15 minutes and it will turn into the right consistency.

Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto the baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers, about 12 to 14 minutes total. (Do NOT overbake these, as these cookies can easily become dry.)  Cool on sheets 10 minutes; with a spatula, carefully transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. 
(1 serving = 1cookie, 4 PointsPlus per serving)

11 comments:

  1. These look delicious, patiently waiting to be devoured! I haven't seen butterscotch chips yet where I live, I need to look harder.

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  2. Hmmm...where do you live? You MUST try these cookies!

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  3. Ive made fudgy cookies like this so many times but not once did I think of adding butterscotch chips. Genius! They look delightful and delicious and your photographs make them look all the better. Great photos!! Gotta make these!

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  4. So happy to know you liked these =D. You know I live in Arlington!

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  5. Yum, these look good (!) but I only use real eggs. How many would I substitute for your 1/2 cup egg substitute? Much thanks!

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  6. Chris Brown- You would use 2 large eggs instead of the egg substitute. I ran out of eggs and only had the egg substitute in my house, so that's why I made the switch! Good luck!

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  7. Xiaolu- These were amazing!! I can't believe you're in Arlington...so close!

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  8. What a GREAT combo of flavors! Bookmarked to try soon!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  9. Ok, I really do believe you when you say these are fudgy and delicious! These really look amazing! Gorgeous pictures too! Thanks for sharing :) I am bookmarking this!

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  10. I am so making these on Saturday as Apocalypse Cookies! =D

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  11. Sinead- Please let me know how they turn out. I can't wait for you to try them!

    The Harried Cook and Mary- You must come back to this recipe and make it sometime! It's absolutely fabulous!

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