Frosted Butterscotch Cookie Recipe - Sweet brown sugar butterscotch cookies smeared with homemade brown butter frosting and lightly dusted with sparkly sprinkles!
Keyword butterscotch, butterscotch cookies, frosted butterscotch cookies
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Souper Chef Deb
1 1/3 cupflour
2 1/3cuppowdered sugar
2tbspsprinkles(optional) I used iridescent sprinkles.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Measure out the dry ingredients together in a small bowl, set aside.
Using a mixer cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the egg and vanilla, mix again until creamy.
Add the dry ingredients and mix to combine, If using the nuts, stir them in at the end by hand.
Drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and allow them to cool on a baking rack.
For the frosting - When the cookies are done baking, make the brown butter. Brown slightly. Mix with vanilla and powdered sugar (I used a stand mixer for this.) The flavor of the frosting comes from browning the butter.
Dust with sprinkles if desired
Although you may be tempted to use margarine, be sure to use real butter. That's where you get your butterscotch flavor!
Plus that's what Grandma always said and she always knew what she was talking about! :)