Buttery Butterscotch Cut-Outs

Buttery Butterscotch Cut-Outs

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2
30 min.
prep
98 min.
total
24 Servings

You'll definitely delight everyone when you serve these Buttery Butterscotch Cut-Out cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), softened and divided
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk, divided
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • FROSTING
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

MELT morsels in small saucepan over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

COMBINE melted morsels, flour, 1 cup butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, half the milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed, scraping the bowl often, until well mixed, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide dough in half and cover each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm.

ROLL out dough on lightly floured surface, one half at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place 1-inch apart on baking sheets.

BAKE 5 to 8 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR FROSTING:
MIX
powdered sugar, remaining butter, milk and vanilla extract in small mixing bowl until fluffy, scraping the bowl often, about 2 minutes. When cookies are cool, spread on frosting.

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Yummy

The addition of butterscotch is decadent. However, the frosting sends the sweetness over the top. So I replace the frosting with an egg white paint. I take egg whites of several eggs and dye them different colors. Before placing the cookies in the oven I paint each cookie. For a bell, I outline in blue; for a tree, I outline in green and dot red egg dye for ornaments. This way this cookie is just perfect. Happy Holidays!!!

- Anya Benkabbou from SILVER SPRING, MD

Wow

This is perfect for any party or fun snack. This butter is very tasty and good! Maybe when you have free time you should try it.

- chau pham from rockford, IL

Great for the Grandchildren!

As I went through the website for something exciting to do when my Grandchildren came to visit, I came across this recipe....they absolutely loved baking with this recipe. It was easy enough for my 12 year-old Granddaughter to do basically on her own! This will go in my recipe box for later use, also. Great going!

- Maureen Vetromila from MOROCCO, IN

Great for the Grandchildren!

As I went through the website for something exciting to do when my Grandchildren came to visit, I came across this recipe....they absolutely loved baking with this recipe. It was easy enough for my 12 year-old Granddaughter to do basically on her own! This will go in my recipe box for later use, also. Great going!

- Maureen Vetromila from MOROCCO, IN

My Family's Favorite

This recipe is really easy and great to make. I noticed this recipe doesn't add salt. I add a dash of salt to cut the sweetness. My family loves this cookie and at Christmas this cookie is hard to keep around. They eat them as fast as I can make them. This is the best sugar cookie I have ever had. I never make regular sugar cookies anymore, everyone asks for these cookies instead. Thanks

- Karen Barman from Black Earth, WI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Calories from Fat: 110
  • Total Fat: 12g (19% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (41% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 35mg (12% of DV)
  • Sodium: 110mg (5% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 36g (12% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 8% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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