Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Butterscotch & Chocolate Chip "Cakey" Cookies

I am now back from my week-long trip to Portland. It was so much fun having a "girl's" week (except for my brother, who hardly counts since, well he's my brother, and he was at work during the day), but I sure did miss being by my husbands side all week. I don't sleep very well without him by my side. Am I the only one like that?

My mom was up there the same week visiting her grand baby, and on Thursday, my mom flew back to our hometown of Reno. But not only did she leave, but so did my SIL and baby Avery. Since we all met in the middle in Seattle, I had to wait for Saturday for Matt to come get me, I spent Friday alone at my brother and SIL's house. That was the loneliest day ever. I couldn't wait for Matt to come pick me up the next day.

I am so glad to be back with him, and seeing his face when I wake up in the morning, but after a long week of go-go-go (shopping of course), and spending quality time with family, my body has now run itself down and I have a stinkin' cold. Do you notice that when you are so busy with life, your body stays well enough to keep you going, and then when you finally get a minute to relax, that's when your body decides to run out of steam and let on the sickness? I find that a lot with my body, and this time is no exception.

So yesterday, as well as cleaning things up from my trip, I finally used our giant bath tub and took a much needed bath. That felt amazing. The steam that soothed my throat, and the warmth that just... kept me warm ;)

I know you aren't here to hear about me being sick are you? Ill stop boring you with those details and get onto telling you about these scrumpties (totally a word!). And don't you worry, I didn't make these while being sick, nor did I taste them while I was sick. I made these before I left for Portland, knowing you would want to see them (and not knowing I would be sick, but thankful I had them done!)

The day I made these, I was thinking about which I wanted to make more, cake or cookies. I couldn't make the hard decision, so I opted for both. I went on a search of a cookie with a bit of a cakey texture.

I know that when most people want a cookie, they want a cookie. Not a cookie that tastes like cake. So don't you worry, these don't actually taste like cake, nor do they really have a real fluffy cakey texture, they are more just fluffy thick cookies. Can we all handle that? I think so.

But here I present to you: Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cakey Cookies. Cak-ies anyone?

Butterscotch & Chocolate Chip Cakey Cookies | Printable Recipe
makes about 36 cookies

ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp softened butter (unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz mini chocolate chips (about 1/2 {12oz} bag)
  • 6 oz butterscotch chips (about 1/2 {12 oz} bag)
directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer or a bowl with electric hand mixer, beat together butter and both sugars really well, until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes.  Add in the salt, vanilla and both eggs, and beat until combined.
  4. Turn mixer to low and mix in the flour mixture, adding little bits at a time, until combined. Turn mixer off and stir in chocolate and butterscotch chips.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to get rounded spoonfuls of the dough and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet a few inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes, until starting to brown on edges.
  6. Cool on a cooling rack.
  7. Eat them scrumpties up (remember - that IS a word ;) ) or store in an airtight container for a up to a few days.
Slightly adapted from Martha Stewart



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15 comments :

  1. Yum!! Hope you feel 100% asap... and so happy you are back with your love! :)

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    1. Thank you Amanda! You are the absolute sweetest!!! :)

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  2. I love soft cookies and these are just perfect, Carla! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Georgia! I am so glad you like them :) Thank you for stopping by!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, that soft texture looks just wonderful! That's exactly how I like my cookies.

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    1. Im glad to hear you like cookies like this. You'll definitely love these ones then :)

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  4. Sometimes I really like fluffier cookies instead of having to have a whole piece of cake. These look yummy! And get well soon, Carla! Hot bubble baths are the best to sooth a cold imo :)

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    1. I completely agree! And thank you Regina :)

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  5. I am in Oregon...about 40 miles south of Portland...down in wine country. Glad you had a good time...it's an awesome city.

    And let me just say these cookies are beautiful...just really pretty and yummy sounding.

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    1. Oh cool! I didnt know you were in Oregon! It is such a beautiful state :) And thank you so much!!!

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  6. Hello stranger. Well actually since I am the one who has been MIA for over two months, I guess I am the stranger. Hi Carla! Missed you.
    I completely agree with you about the sick thing. Just before the holiday I worked 14-16 hour days for 3+ weeks (hence the MIA). We went on a 10 day vacation and only days after we returned I got the mother if all colds. Colds for me are more like the bubonic flu and meds do not help.

    I do hope you feel better soon. Your amazing hubby will take extra good care of you I'm sure. Just rest.

    In the meantime, I took the plunge and got a premium account to PicMonkey. I'll be blogging again soon (YAY) and I'm learning from the master of photo labeling. (You). :)

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  7. Oh, duh....forgot to say how incredibly yummy these cookies look. Lets make some! :)

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    1. Haha you are so funny and sweet Tara! Good to see you back in action! I took a short break too over the holidays. It was nice to have the rest! Hope you are doing good :D And thank you. I hope to start feeling better soon too. Ugh it isnt fun :( Im glad you took the plunge! It is a great website! I also recently downloaded GIMP, which is a software very similar to Photoshop, but completely free! It is seriously cool! And there are lots of fun fonts in there, and you can download more fonts (like off of kevinandamanda.com's website for free) and theyll show up in GIMP. You should check that out too. It is scary at first. Hard to navigate, but if you know Photoshop at all, itll be a breeze for ya (I had to have the hubs show me how). Cant wait to see your new photo labeling skillz!! ;)

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  8. Hey, I'm sick too! I hope you're all better now. And I'm the same with sleeping badly without my husband. He was at a conference two weeks ago and it took me 2-3 hours to get to sleep every night and then I'd wake up WAY too early and not be able to fall asleep.

    And butterscotch cookies! Looooove butterscotch everything. :)

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    1. Ugh I definitely hope you feel better really soon! I am finally feeling better, but man that takes so much out of you! I hate it!

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