Need a pick me up? Well today, I sure did. As usual I turned to my loyal pantry to provide one. Last night I opened a bag of tollhouse butterscotch flavored morsels to taste one and put the rest in ziplock bags for when I felt like making cookies. When the yummy smell came pouring out of the pantry doors today, I just had to make something with them. The recipe on the bag seemed tempting enough so I used that. It was super quick, easy to follow and definitely appeased my sweet tooth… for today. Want to try it?
Butterscotch Brownies, oh my!
(AKA well worth it brownies)
Prep time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 dozen brownies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (11 oz. package) Nestle® Tollhouse® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels (divided)
1 cup chopped nuts (IF desired)
Preheat oven to 350° F
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until creamy.
Beat in eggs.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Stir in 1 cup of morsels, stir in nuts.
Spread into an ungreased 13×9 baking pan
Sprinkle with remaining morsels.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Test by inserting a wooden pick in the center. If it comes out clean, it’s done.
Let cool in the pan on a wire rack.
Side note: I encountered a slight hitch when I realized I had no brown sugar. Did some research and found out that brown sugar is simply granulated sugar mixed with molasses. This news left me feeling a bit betrayed by the baking product industry haha. So I’m basically never buying the stuff again.
Here’s how to make it:
The ratio is 1 cup granulated sugar : 1 tablespoon molasses
Place your sugar in a larger bowl (you don’t want it escaping the bowl when you mix)
For every 1 cup of granulated sugar you use, add 1 tablespoon of molasses
Mix with a fork initially, then mixer if you like.
It’s that simple!
If you try them, or if you’re outraged by the brown sugar truth leave a comment : )