- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 4 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 3 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package English toffee bits (10 ounces) or almond brickle chips (7-1/2 ounces)
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening and brown sugar for 2 minutes or until mixture resembles wet sand. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to the brown sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in toffee bits and pecans.
- Shape into three 14-in. rolls (mixture will be slightly crumbly); wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
- Unwrap and cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Reviews for Double Butterscotch Cookies
"These turned out great. I learned you do have to let them chill well or they will not hold their shape. We were just really excited to try them. They are so delicious. I added dark chocolate chips also."
"This is a great recipe. I don't bother making logs and refrigerating. I just form the dough (yes, it is very crumbly) into 1" balls and flatten them. Much easier! It makes about 10 dozen this way. I just tried it with coconut. Crunched up Heath Bars is better. I added miniature chocolate chips and toffee bits to the last sheet. I'll stick with the Heath Bars from now on. I live at an altitude of 7300' and didn't change a thing."
"Ok, I changed a LOT of this recipe, made it smaller, less sugar-to-fat ratio, and added butterscotch chips. Now it's:1/2 c butter, 1/2 c Crisco, 3 c Stevia/sugar mix, 1 1/2 tsp molasses (to make up for not using brown sugar, but it's optional), 3 eggs, 1 Tbls vanilla extract, 1 c white whole wheat flour, 3 1/2 c all purpose flour (I used King Arthur for both flours), 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp salt, 8 oz English toffee bits, 8 oz butterscotch chips, 1 c chopped pecans.I mixed them up per instructions, rolled and chilled them overnight, and baked them at 375 deg F rotating the pan halfway through. I also slammed the pan down on the stovetop when they got too puffy so they would flatten out and put them back in the oven again for a total of about 14 minutes. I baked them till they were golden, and then cooled them on the pan. They were crispy to bite into but had a slightly chewy texture after that first bite. I froze 2/3 of the batter for later use, but I still got about 2 dozen 3-inch cookies in the first baking. I'll definitely make these again. Friends loved them! I'd give them a 5-star rating except I changed so much of the quantities. The original is awesome (I made a 1/4 batch just to try; they were way too sweet for me), but mine is a little more healthy."
"I have not made these cookies yet, but giving 3 stars because they sound good. After shaping into rolls can they be frozen for a later use?"
"This cookies are one to taste ;)"
"Too much flour , and very little butterscotch flavor. I won't be making them again. This was a money waster for sure."
"Just a thought, these cookies would not be so crumbly if more fat was added. The fat to flour and sugar is to low. I will make these adding another cup of fat."
"If you live at a higher elevation, add (a LOT) more flour. Due to the 4 hour chill time before baking (I only have 4 hours between getting home from work and bedtime!) I couldn't test a cookie and add more flour. They were a bit on the sugary side for me and I wasted a lot of ingredients, so I won't try them again."