Get ready to indulge in a delightful baking experience! You must try this incredible family recipe for butternut cookies. Imagine the delightful blend of a shortbread cookie’s texture, brimming with the richness of pecans and the sweet charm of butterscotch chips. Not only are they scrumptiously easy to whip up, but you’ll also end up with plenty to share with your loved ones.
Prepare your taste buds for a butterscotch cookie feast! This recipe, a cherished gift from Auntie Maureen, will guide you in creating shortbread-style cookies, each bite teeming with the crunch of pecans and the luscious sweetness of butterscotch chips. What a treat!
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This butternut cookies recipe stands out for several compelling reasons. Firstly, it requires only six simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. Secondly, these delightful cookies can be prepared from start to finish in less than 30 minutes, making them an ideal choice for a quick treat. The inclusion of butterscotch chips adds a warm and comforting flavor that complements the pecan’s crunchiness perfectly. These cookies strike a harmonious balance between sweetness and crunch, with the butterscotch chips enhancing the flavor of the shortbread base and the pecans adding a satisfying texture.
To make these delightful butternut cookies with a rum sugar glaze, gather the following ingredients:
– Unsalted Butter: Essential for a rich taste without the risk of over-salting.
– Icing Sugar (also known as powdered or confectioners’ sugar): It ensures a sweet flavor while keeping the cookies delightfully soft.
– Flour: The basic building block for the cookie dough.
– Butterscotch Chips: These add a unique flavor with hints of brown sugar, butter, and molasses, enhancing the overall taste.
– Chopped Pecans: For a bit of crunch and nuttiness.
– Rum: A key ingredient for the rum glaze, adding a sophisticated, boozy twist to the cookies.
To make the recipe dairy-free, replace regular butter with vegan butter. However, avoid using room temperature vegan butter as it’s usually softer; instead, opt for slightly cool vegan butter. To make the recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free flour. A good choice is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour. For vegan-friendly butterscotch chips, there are specific brands I recommend. If pecans aren’t to your liking, feel free to substitute them with any other nut of your preference.
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Quick and Simple Cookie Recipe
Step 1: Preparing Pecans
Start by finely chopping whole pecans. Measure out exactly 1 cup of these chopped pecans. Keep aside.
Note: There’s a subtle difference between ‘1 cup of chopped pecans’ and ‘1 cup of pecans, chopped’. In the first, you fill a cup with already chopped pecans, while in the second, you chop the pecans after measuring them whole.
Step 2: Creaming Butter and Icing Sugar
Use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
Cream the butter and icing sugar together until they become light and fluffy, which should take about 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 3: Mixing Ingredients
With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and icing sugar.
Then, stir in the chopped pecans and butterscotch chips until evenly mixed.
The dough will appear crumbly at first, but it will come together into a cohesive mixture as you form it into cookie balls.