Merry Christmas! My name is Diane and I blog at Recipes for our Daily Bread.
I am so thrilled to be a guest blogger today at Lou Lou Girls. If you follow Lou Lou Girls, you know they have great DIY, recipes, party ideas and more. I am thankful to be able to share this recipe for these Butterscotch Snickerdoodles today on their blog. Since it is so close to Christmas day, I had to blog about cookies. When my kids were younger, we baked cookies every Christmas. Now that four of my kids are teenagers, and one is a young adult, we still bake cookies together every year during the week of Christmas. I think it is a lot of fun spending time with family in the kitchen. It is much more difficult to all cook together now that my kids are getting so big, but it is important to me to have fun in the kitchen with them. I want them to remember good times associated with family and food. Baking and eating cookies brings a big smile on everyone’s face. Everyone wants to help bake cookies or at least they want to hang out in the kitchen and sneak cookie dough when I am not watching like my eighteen-year-old son does. Sneaking cookie dough is fine with me at least he is in the kitchen and making fun memories. When everyone is home and cooking in the kitchen together, I assign each of them something to do. I have one person read the ingredients and the instructions over and over. Reading the ingredients and instructions is a difficult job when it is so noisy in the kitchen, and everyone is asking the reader questions about the ingredients at the same time. Caleb, my special needs son, is our recipe reader when everyone is in the kitchen. He has memory and processing problems and cannot make a complete sentence, but he answers short and to the point that is perfect for cooking. He loves to tell people what to do, and he feels so important. If we are baking, I let one person measure all the wet ingredients and one person get all the wet ingredients together for that person. I assign the same thing for the dry ingredients. We have a system that works, but it is loud and crazy in our kitchen with all my teenagers. They are playing tricks on each other, sitting on the counter, throwing things to each other across the kitchen, and on and on. They are playing, laughing and having a good time. YES! I have to tell them to get off the counter, etc., but I try to not get to upset with them. I miss them so much when they are not home that seems like all the time now they are older. At least, during the week of Christmas I know they will be home and we can bake together. Speaking of baking, we all love my Snickerdoodles. They have simple ingredients and are easy to make. I decided this time I was going to add Butterscotch chips to my Snickerdoodles. After adding the Butterscotch, I still rolled them in a cinnamon sugar mixture and baked them. They turned out delicious. The Butterscotch was a perfect combination with Snickerdoodles
Ingredients for Butterscotch Snickerdoodles
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/4 cup & 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 – bag of Butterscotch baking chips
- 3 tablespoons sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Instructions for Baking Butterscotch Snickerdoodles
- Preheat oven 350 degrees
- With an electric mixer, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar.
- Add the egg and beat until creamy.
- Add the baking soda, salt, cream of tarter, and flour.
- Mix until blended.
- Shape the dough into small 1 tablespoons size balls or 1 inch balls. I use a 1 tablespoon size ice cream scoop.
- Wrap the cookie dough around about 10 butterscotch chips (You can simple mix the butterscotch chips into the cookie dough, but I like to keep the chips in the center).
- Add the cinnamon and sugar in a separate small bowl.
- Roll the cookie dough ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 12 minutes and remove from baking sheet. These cookies firm up as they cool.
- Makes 24 – 1 tablespoon size cookies.
Have a Wonderful Christmas season! Blessings Always,