Butterscotch is a highly underrated flavor, IMO. I spotted some butterscotch chips in the baking aisle recently and decided I needed to bake with them. I got home with no specific recipe in mind.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
Preheat oven to 350°.
- Beat sugars and butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 4 minutes). Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended.
- Spread batter evenly into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with morsels. Bake at 350° for 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
I said it once and I’ll say it again: butterscotch is totally underrated! These bars hit.the.spot. Simple, soft, and sugary, the butterscotch chips exploded with each bite. These bars were perfectly moist and I used my Amazing Brownie Pan which made them the perfect bite-sized treat. Dare I say that what I enjoyed most about these treats was that they were not overly sweet? The butterscotch was a nice deviation from my chocolate overload of late. Lastly, these are a Cooking Light recipe, so although I wouldn’t file these under health food, they are a scaled back dessert.
Screw the boughs of holly.
I decked the halls with Butterscotch Bars.
‘Tis the season to share.