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Soft Ginger Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Posted Nov 15 2012 9:13pm

Finally. A mash up of my two favorite cookies! 

Soft ginger molasses cookies + Butterscotch Chip cookies = Soft Ginger Butterscotch Dreams on a Plate.

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Because sometimes, 2 things are better than 1.

Like with shoes. Earrings. Socks.

Donuts. Headlights. Biscuits. Gloves. Sometimes, more is just better.

This is one of those times.

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When I started mixing up the dough for these cookies, I was planning to add in some dark chocolate chips. But we were out of chocolate chips, thanks to all the scone making lately. So I grabbed the next best thing: butterscotch chips. 

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I normally use our butterscotch chips in oatmeal cookies (the best!) or on oatmeal for a melty little treat. Ginger cookies may be the best way to use them, though; I’m convinced after tasting these.

Putting these flavors together may be my best idea this year. You’re welcome, 2012.

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Ginger Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Makes: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • Dixie Crystals granulated sugar, for coating the cookies

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter, brown sugar, and molasses together, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix together.
  4. Dump in the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Slowly mix the flour into the butter mixture until all the flour is incorporated.
  5. Fold in the butterscotch chips.
  6. Pour about 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl. Take 1 Tbsp of cookie dough and roll it around in the sugar, coating the entire cookie.
  7. Place the sugar-coated cookie on a baking sheet. Repeat with all the remaining cookies.
  8. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
  9. Once they’re baked, let the cookies sit for a minute on the baking sheet, then move to a cooling rack.

This is not a sponsored post, and I bought my own sugar, but I did want to let you guys know about the Dixie Crystals Bake It Forward Program – it’s such a neat idea! Basically, you get a tin, register it on their site, and bake something to send to someone you know. Then you can encourage that person to bake something for someone else and keep it going, and you can track your tin as it  travels around. Cool, huh? If you want to know more, check out their Facebook page or visit them at www.BakeitForward.com

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