Delicious Butterscotch Chocolate Chunk Cookies
David “the Cookie King” Leiderman says of his cookies: “these are easy to make and absolutely delicious. They develop a butterscotch flavor as they bake and are extremely fragile.”
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Coursedessert, snack
Dietary Considerationpeanut free, tree nut free
Mealkid snack, tea
Taste and Texturebuttery, chocolatey, crunchy, sweet
Type of Dishcookie
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 8 ounces imported bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter a baking sheet.
Combine the butter, brown sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer or by hand, beat the ingredients to make a smooth batter. Add the flour and chocolate and stir until no traces of flour remain.
Drop the batter by heaping tablespoonfuls on the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies 2 inches apart. Bake until the edges of the cookies are barely brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
1992 Molly O'Neill