By Kevin Williams
Finding something to make and bake with an almost 3-year-old, at least this almost 3-year-old, is a challenge. She likes baking,but she also likes to take over the proqaaject, wants to taste the sugar, crack the eggs, and the attention span of most kids that age isn't all that long. This was a great recipe to make with Beatrice because it was so, so simple and then when it was done, she could help roll the dough into longs and I could even let her have a few butterscotch chips as part of the bargain.
Now this is a very simple recipe that comes from the Swiss Amish settlement of Berne, Indiana. Classic "scratch what you can out of the pantry dessert. I will say that the original recipe I have does not call for butterscotch chips. I think without the chips, it would be a pretty bland cookie. With the chips, though, this was a very good cookie. My kids liked them, wife liked them, I loved them. I was glad I happened to have a half bag of butterscotch chips on hand. The butterscotch chips melded wonderfully with the cookie around them.
So if you are looking for a great cookie, try this! Oh, also, the recipe below is the original. I halved it and got 3 dozen cookies out of it, which was plenty for us. So feel free to do the same.
- 4 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 8 cuyps flour
- 2 cups butterscotch chips
- 1 tablespoon soda
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- Mix and let dough chill overnight.
- Shale into logs or rolls and then slice and bake at 350 for about 10 - 12 minutes, just until edges get golden.