Happy New Year’s Eve!
Do you have big plans? Over the years, our plans have become quite a bit tamer, quieter, and earlier. We are lucky if we stay awake to watch the ball drop in NYC. But if you know us, you know we love to celebrate. And for us, it can’t truly be a celebration with out baking up something scrumptious to share. Today we are making Butterscotch Heath Cookie Butter Cookie Bars. We’ll be toasting them as we ring in the new year at 7:00 pm. No we aren’t joking! See, we told you…tamer, quieter, earlier. But still as sweet as ever!!!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons Butter Flavored Crisco Stick
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter
3/4 cup chips butterscotch chips
3/4 cup Heath Bits
Preheat oven to 350°F . Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
In a medium sized bowl, toss together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, stir the Crisco and brown sugar together until combined. Whisk in the egg and egg yolk, then add the vanilla. Stir in the cookie butter. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Be careful not to overmix, which will result in crumbly, hard blondies. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the butterscotch chips and Heath Bits.
Spoon the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-26 minutes. The blondies may appear very soft, but they will set up as they cool. Allow the blondies to cool completely- about 3 hours. Cut into bars as toast the new year!
*recipe inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction