This past weekend as I was blog hopping I landed on Foodolicious Pictured. Chocolate chip cookies on this blog were irresistible with white chocolate chips adorning the cookies. I planned to make them the very next day. Unfortunately the nearest store was out of white chocolate chips and I used butterscotch chips instead.
I followed the recipe as given. Cookies were soft and a little sweeter than what I had expected but not very sweet that it cannot be eaten. Initially I was not sure if the sweetness was from the butterscotch chips or if the recipe itself had a bit too much sugar in it. Later I noticed that the cookies that had too many chips were a little sweeter than the ones that had fewer chips. I guess I did not mix in the chip properly. 🙁 😛 My nephew who was visiting me on the weekend said he liked cookies and were not very sweet. I do not know if he was being nice and polite or if that was an honest feedback. Mr.U tasted them yesterday and I liked them a lot but thought it was a little too sweet. He doesn't have a sweet tooth and I took his comment on sweetness with a grain of salt. 😉
Source: Foodolicious Pictured
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes (includes refrigeration time)
Preparation: 10 – 15 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Bake Time: 8-10 minutes
Yields: 2 dozen
- 140 grams or 1 stick ( ½ cup) + 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
- 1 Large Egg, at room temperature
- 130 grams or 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 200 grams or 1 cup Brown Sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
- 6 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- ½ tsp. Baking Soda
- ¼ tsp. Baking Powder
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Butterscotch Chips, divided into ¾ cup + ¼ cup (Can substitute White Chocolate Chips)
- Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder or mix all these ingredients together in a bowl and keep aside.
- In another large bowl cream together butter & brown sugar on high speed for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add egg and beat until incorporated into the butter sugar mixture.
- Add vanilla extract and mix.
- Gradually add flour and beat until just combined.
- Add ¾ cups butterscotch or white chocolate chips and mix well.
- Cover the dough bowl with saran wrap and refrigerate for an hour until the dough is firm. I had to go out and I refrigerated it for about 4 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the dough and shape it into small balls, slightly flatten and dot the remaining chips on top of each cookie. Since I chilled the dough for 4 hours, it was very firm and was a little difficult pulling off the dough. In 5 – 10 minutes the dough was manageable. I baked in two batches and the dough from second batch was easy to work with. I used my clean hands to shape the cookies.
- Place cookies at least 2” apart as these cookies spread a lot.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until just soft, in a preheated oven on the middle rack. The cookies will be very soft and might seem unbaked but that is fine. Cookies will continue to bake as they cool. I baked first batch for 9 minutes and the second for 10 minutes. The first batch cookies were little softer than the second batch and I liked both the batches. You can bake for either 9 or 10 minutes
- Cool the cookies for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store them in an airtight container. I baked the cookies on Sunday and still taste fresh 4 days later (I am editing this post late Thursday night).
This day in 2014: Tilor Torkai ~ Sesame Fish
Usha first have you change the look of your place looks good.
These cookies are delicious. I will let my LO mak ethem since she love baking the so much and since she is the maximum eater of cookies.
Sneha datar says
I love the addition of adding the butterscotch chips to chocolate cookies. Gives a contrast of color and flavor.
yummy looking cookies, Usha !
veena krishnakumar says
Usha this looks super good
u found some real good cookie recipes ...this one looks very pretty
Suma Gandlur says
They sound yummy and look beautiful.
Stunning looking cookies, My kids can just gorge on them!
yum yum yummy!!! lovely clicks
Gayathri Kumar says
I haven't yet used the butterscotch chips. The cookies studded with the chips look beautiful USha..
Those butterscotch chips gives an excellent look to those dark cookies.. Lovely..
Lovely cookies. I have used butterscotch chips for some of the cookies and the kids loved it...
As varada said,like the light colored chips in darker cookies,yummy looking cookies..very well presented.
Definitely looks like a party pleaser! great recipe!!
Yummy looking cookies Usha. In our house the more sugar the better, but we are slowly trying cut our sugar consumption too.
May be a little less sugar the next time
Great cookies. Loving all ur recipes.
I like the look of these light colored chips in a dark cookie. I am loving this series.
I am enjoying all your cookies usha..these make such lovely picture...
priya Srinivasan says
Scrumptious usha!! Perfect with a cup of tea!!