Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Butterscotch Cookies (cake mix)

My favorite kind of cookie....crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle!

If that's your favorite kind too...here you go....

Using a cake mix (stock up when they're on sale!) to make cookies makes it easier to whip them up. These cookies were made and enjoyed by 2 granddaughters as we made them for a tea party one summer.

I love being able to 'doctor up' a cake mix...for this recipe you add a little brown sugar, melted butter, baking cocoa and eggs.  MMMMM! They also have butterscotch chips. 

They were a hit when I sold them recently at our local farmer's market also. 
Just to open the container I stored them in filled the room with a fantastic aroma. 

These are definitely butterscotch-y cookies!!! 

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1/2 c. butter, melted

1/4 c. (dark) brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 (16 - 18 ozs) box yellow cake mix

1 Tb. baking cocoa

1 c.  butterscotch chips (or your favorite)

1/2 c. chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and eggs; beat until smooth. Add cake mix and cocoa; mix well. Stir in butterscotch chips and nuts. Drop by tablespoonsful on ungreased baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to stand 1 minute before removing from pan.  They will rise during baking, and fall during cooling, but that's perfectly fine to get the wonderful texture. 

Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen

Linked to Weekend Potluck

You might also enjoy these cookies from a cake mix...

Easy Snickerdoodles

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