December 12th, 2012

Walnut Scotchies

Christmas Time always seems to include a lot baking and cookies. Sometimes, I love a big fat cookie.  One that is just a little crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle.  And here we have it.  These are big cookies and they are quite delicious, if I do say so myself.  But I do love new cookie ideas, so what are your favorite holiday cookies?

Walnut Scotchies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup butterscotch morsels
parchment paper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Place walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake 6-8 minutes until toasted and fragrant. Cool.

Process 1/2 cup toasted walnuts in a food processor until finely ground; place in a medium bowl. Add flour, baking soda, and salt to ground nuts, stirring well with a whisk.

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in butterscotch morsels and remaining 1 up toasted walnuts.

Drop dough by level 1/4 cupfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. (Do Not flatten dough.)

Bake at 350 for 16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks, and cool.

*Recipe from 2009 Christmas with Southern Living

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2 Responses to “Walnut Scotchies”

  1. Oh my goodness – these sound yummy! My hubby loves butterscotch so I’ll definitely have to give these a try.

  2. Yum- looks so good. we love to make the hershey kiss cookies. Merry Christmas to you both!

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