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Butterscotch Cookies

 Butterscotch Cookies
“This old-fashioned recipe has been in my family for years,” writes Beverly Duncan of Big Prairie, Ohio. “It’s also delicious with miniature chocolate chips or coconut in place of the toffee bits.”
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and brown sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda,
  • cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix
  • well. Stir in toffee bits and pecans. Shape into a 10-in. roll; wrap
  • in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/2-in. slices.
  • Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake
  • 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1-2 minutes before
  • removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 111 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.