Salted Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter and butterscotch may sound like an odd combination, but once you taste these two together you will understand. The nuttiness of the peanut butter, the warm buttery flavor of butterscotch, combined with the added saltiness form the sea salt flakes that offset the sweet butterscotch, is worth every bite.
This flavor combination has been on my idea list for a long time. I actually made these cookies a couple years ago and never got around to blogging them. I've been on winter break this past month and have had more time to do things like organize cabinets and bake and cook more. When I found a bag of butterscotch chips hiding away in the cupboard, I knew I had to make these cookies again!
I used my Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, and added butterscotch chips and a sprinkling of sea salt flakes for added depth of flavor. In my original peanut butter cookie recipe I say to bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes, but these I went for 10 minutes. When you take them out they're puffy and look very unfinished. But letting them settle and cool on the pan lets the centers bake a little more, giving you the softest cookies all the way through. I can't stop eating them! I sent some to work with my husband because I can't trust myself around them.
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon (plus more for sprinkling on top) salt
- 2/3 cup butterscotch chips