Friday, March 4, 2011

A Cookie for Those Cravings

Sometimes nothing will do but a homemade cookie.  I was having one of those cravings and decided to whip up a batch of chocolate cookies.  Normally I would add chocolate chips or peanut butter chips (or both) to the batter, but this time I added butterscotch chips.  Delicious, and I even made enough to share.

Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen

1 cup butter (or margarine, if you're off the dairy)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp chocolate extract
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Beat butter, sugars, and chocolate extract on medium speed until creamy.  Add eggs, beat well.

Gradually add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, beating well until blended.

Stir in butterscotch chips

Drop by rounded spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set.  The cookies puff up while baking, and then deflate slightly when removed from oven.

Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before removing from baking sheet, then cool completely on wire rack.

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