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Butterscotch Brownies, oh my!

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
(AKA well worth it brownies)
Prep time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 dozen brownies
Ingredients:
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)
Directions:
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.
That’s all!
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 : )
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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Recipes

 

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