Last night Zesty Junior approached me and asked if we could make a special dessert. Of course I said sure buddy tell me what you are thinking. Well Dad, remember those butterscotch chips I found in the pantry? I was thinking we could make a cookie using those because nobody has ever done that before. Sounds good, I said – let’s get at it.
Before getting right into the batter, I took a spin around the blogsphere for some interesting butterscotch chip cookie recipes. I came up with a few but none that really blew my mind. The I stopped over at The Pioneer Woman to see what she had in the cookie department. Needless to say this was my last stop on the tour. I stumbled onto her Monster Cookie and fell in love. I altered it quite a bit from some of the add-ons as I didnt have them on hand and of course we had to use the main star ” butterscotch chips” but other than that followed her recipe to a “T”. As they were baking in the oven the whole gang was wondering when they would be ready.
The smell was amazing. After about 11 minutes I removed them from the oven and let them rest for a minute and then moved them to a cooling rack. Let’s be honest here….. they did not sit on the cooling rack for more than a minute. We tossed some on a plate poured 4 glasses of milk and devoured the cookies. Consensus in the room were 4 thumbs up! I tested 4 cookies just to make sure they were all good..
- 2 sticks (1/2 Pound) Butter (salted) Softened
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar
- 1-1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp.Vanilla Extract
- 1-1/2 Cup All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 Tsp. Kosher Salt
- 1-1/2 Cup Oats (either Quick Or Regular)
- 1/2 Cup Smarties
- 1/2 Cup Butterscotch chips
- 3/4 Cups Chocolate Chips (milk Or Semi-sweet)
- 2-1/4 Cups Rice Krispies
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream butter with sugars until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat.
- Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and kosher salt. Add to mixing bowl and mix till combined.
- After that, add in remaining ingredients in whatever quantity you prefer. The chocolate butterscotch additions can be added to your liking.
- Add Rice Krispies at the very end, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix!
- Use a spoon to drop balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, then allow to cool on a rack.
Zesty Tip: Don’t overcook this fellas. One batch I left in a little longer and they crisp up on the bottom pretty quickly. Unless you like a crunchy cookie – watch out for these in the oven. I would go 11 minutes tops.
Alright, well I am a bit behind schedule today. I have a tonne of things to wrap up before I leave for California tomorrow. I will see you on Wednesday from sunny Anaheim with another update. Have a great start to the week and keep smiling.