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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Slice and Bake Butterscotch Cookies


Otherwise known as "Refrigerator Cookies" in my family. :-)

This recipe came from my great-grandmother and Mom used to make them often.   They are super easy to mix up, then you just roll the dough in a sheet of waxed paper, refrigerate, then slice when you are ready to have fresh baked cookies. You do have to let the dough chill overnight. Don't waste your money on those store-bought slice and bake cookie doughs!

Two cups of brown sugar give these cookies a rich, butterscotch flavor.  They are pretty addictive so be careful!

You could probably do this with a lot of cookie doughs....especially chocolate chip cookie dough. Worth a try!

Slice and Bake Butterscotch Cookies

3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)


In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until light again. Add dry ingredients and beat til incorporated. Stir in vanilla and nuts.

Put the dough in your refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Remove from fridge. Tear out two large sheets of waxed paper. Put 1/2 the dough on each sheet in a log shape about 1-1/2 inch in diameter. Roll in the waxed paper. Chill at least overnight.

When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375-F. Slice into 1/2 inch slices and place on baking sheet. Bake for ~10 minutes or until golden brown.

Happy Baking!


12 comments:

  1. These look and sound like the ones my mom used to make when I was little, but I don't remember the butterscotch taste...only one way to find out. I have three kinds of dough balls in the fridge right now, but no logs!

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    1. Caramel....? Toffee...? In my mind it is butterscotch but now you have me wondering... LOL! Let me know what you think!

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  2. --Oh, Yes!
    I shall be adding these lush sins to my faves! thanks. Xx

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  3. Have you ever put toffee chips in these, Michael Ann? I'm thinking of subbing those for the nuts because of my two little grandboys. They look so tempting!

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    1. Great idea! Let me know how it tastes.

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  4. Oh YUM!! I use to make a similar recipe years ago, but I will be trying yours soon. Nothing makes me happier than fresh baked cookies, right from the oven, and with this recipe...I can have them anytime....though that might be dangerous, I will be making these. =) Pinning too. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi Michael Ann,
    I'm glad I finally figured out how to "follow" a blog properly! Just in time to see that you've posted Grandma's refrigerator cookies. Always one of my favorites! Thanks. <3

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  6. Hi Michael Ann...........Cookies always a favorite! Andi

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  7. OMG, those look so good and decadent. I always love your recipes!

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  8. I just came back to print off this recipe and realized I hadn't commented! Shame on me!
    How are you?! I miss you here, girl! Anything new baking in your world?

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