It’s been getting colder, and I didn’t expect this weather in Little Rock – and I’ve got to say, I’m loving it! It’s not so cold that I need to bundle up, but cold enough to remind me of home. It really is starting to feel a lot like Christmas. In celebration, for the next two weeks, I’ll be whipping up all my favorite holiday treats (yes, mostly desserts), and sneaking in a few healthy recipes to offset the amount of sweet that we can’t help during this time of year! Only 15 days left until the big day!
There are Holiday cookies. Then, there are Butterscotch Snickerdoodles. Butterscotch is probably my all time favorite flavor for a cookie dessert (ok, ok, chocolate first – but butterscotch is a close second). Making butterscotch sauce at home is surprisingly easy – this cookie has all the butterscotch ingredients baked right in for the flavor, but here’s a recipe just in case you want to drizzle even more butterscotch flavor on top of these cookies!
A Recipe for Butterscotch Sauce
- 4 tablespoons of good quality unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup packed dark or light brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
A stack of cookies make the perfect neighbor and mail people gifts! People really appreciate a good batch of cookies, all wrapped up in a ribbon. Especially when it’s a pleasant surprise- I know I do! Get your baking gear out, because in under half an hour, you’ll be snacking on these sweet cookies with a cup of hot coffee. Stay tuned for some classically Christmassy linzer cookies later this week.
Here are some other awesome Christmas Cookies that I’ve made for the season:
- 8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange blossom honey
- 2 tablespoons half and half
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 tablespoons salt
- Lightly grease an oven sheet and preheat oven to 350°F
- In a stand mixer or by hand, whisk together butter and the two sugars. Once butter and sugar pale in color, add in honey, half and half and cinnamon.
- Sift in dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
- With your hands, roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and place onto the baking sheet. Ensure that there is at least an inch between each cookie- it will spread.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 11 minutes until the cookies are perfectly round. The cookies will be very, very soft at first. Let the cookies cool on the sheets before removing from the baking sheet.