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Butterscotch Date Cookies Recipe

Butterscotch Date Cookies Recipe

Butterscotch has always been my favorite flavor, so when I found this recipe, loaded with butterscotch plus dates, it was a winner. The warm golden tones and crispy crust make it a very nice cookie for autumn.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped dates

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add sour cream; beat just until combined. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in butterscotch chips and dates.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 197 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.