Monday 17 December 2012

Day 11: Butterscotch Cookies

Andrea Leeson, the branch manager at the Kingston Library, has baked 2 batches of cookies. Stop by the Kentville Library and see if there are any left! Below is the recipe for Butterscotch Cookies, plus some notes from Andrea.

The easiest cookies of all:  Butterscotch Cookies (above).  It’s in the Company's Coming series:  Most Loved Treats —a great book of everything easy and delicious.  Felix the bear liked these best.  He tried the Joy of Cooking, Christmas Cookies ,  which you see in the righthand picture:  Piped and Pressed Spritz Cookies which are delicious Scandinavian cookies, but they were really labour intensive and 24 looked like nothing, so we had to supplement with the Butterscotch cookies.  Remember the ad where the mum flicks some flour on her face, pretending to have worked so hard, and heads into dining room with a plate full of Rice Crispy Squares and everyone cheers?  These are the same deal—a bit of shopping, 15 minutes of kitchen time and rave reviews.

3 Tbsp/ 50 ml smooth peanut butter
1 cup/ 250 ml butterscotch chips
3 cups/ 750ml Cornflakes cereal
½  cup/ 125 ml chopped pecans (or walnuts)
Heat peanut butter and chips in a large heavy saucepan on lowest heat, stirring often, until chips are almost melted.  Do not overheat.  Remove from heat.  Stir until smooth. Add cereal and pecans.  Stir until coated.  Drop, using 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) for each, onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets.  Let stand until set.  Makes about 2 ½ dozen (30) cookies.

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