Butterscotch cookie recipe

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Butterscotch cookies

    Ingredients:

    1/2 cup shortening (I use vegetable shortening since the water content of margarine is too high and butter tends to make the dough too sticky)

    2 cups brown sugar (dark brown, not light brown)

    2 eggs, beaten

    1/16 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon cream of tartar

    2 3/4 cup all purpose flour

    1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
    Cream shortening and sugar, add beaten eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
    Sift flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt together and add to the shortening/egg mixture. Add nuts if you are using them.
    (This requires quite a bit of mixing, but your biceps will benefit from it!)
    Form dough into rolls about 2 inches in diameter, I make two rolls since that is the length my fridge will accommodate, but you can make one long roll, three shorter ones, whatever is best) Wrap tightly in waxed paper and refrigerate for two hours or preferably longer. Rolls should be quite firm.
    Slice into 3/8 inch rounds and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the cookie's center is firm but not hard.
    These cookies freeze well if wrapped tightly.

    I promised Sjoerd this recipe, and tried to send it to him as a conversation, but it showed up in my inbox so I'm not sure if he received it.
     
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    I had to look up cream of tartar. It is a powder not a cream.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Odif, cream of tartar is an ingredient in baking powder. Baking powder is made up of baking soda, cream of tartar, and sometimes cornstarch.
    Isn't English a very confusing language, even to those who were born speaking it? Well, I didn't really start speaking English until I was two . . . .
     
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    Wonder if you could use baking powder instead of soda and Cream of Tartar ! I rarely use it !
     



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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Mart, I don't know. Baking recipes for sweets I don't fool with, just follow the instructions. But turn me loose on bread recipes or savories, and I'll try and tweak to my heart's delight!
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    "To DIY a substitute for 1 teaspoon baking powder, combine 1/4 teaspoon baking soda with 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar." thjis is directly from the taste of home page.
     
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    May try when I get this cast off !
     
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    Thank you so much for this recipe.
    sorry that I haven't been on here for a few days. I apologise.
    You guys have also posted interesting things about the ingredients.
     

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