Butterscotch Cookies



Have you joined the challenge to save money by eating from the freezer and pantry for a week?  I found that I saved $100 this week at the grocery store.  Jen L.  shared that she saved $70 this week. 

Saturday, this really lived up to the term “challenge” for me.  My son had a soccer tournament, which meant two games on Saturday.  It would have been so easy to pick up fast food for both lunch and dinner, but I resisted.  We pulled together a quick meal of soup for lunch and the crockpot came to the rescue for dinner.   Staying out of the fast food places probably saved us about $30 on Saturday.  I’m glad I have you all holding me accountable 🙂

I need a treat to keep me going.  These cookies come together from ingredients I usually have on hand.  They taste a bit like butterscotch blondies, only in cookie form.

Here’s what you’ll need:


1 cup butter, softened (or use margarine or Crisco)

2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla

2-3 cups flour, or enough to make a stiff dough

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Cream the butter and brown sugar together.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla, baking soda and cream of tartar.  Add two cups of the flour and mix well.  Continue to add flour a bit at a time until you get a stiff dough.

Bake for 9-10 minutes at 375 degrees.  I found that leaving the cookies to rest on the baking stone for a few minutes helped them not to crumple up when I took them off.

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  1. yum!!!

  2. Those do look really yummy!

  3. I haven’t “offically joined”, as I’m not keeping track of money saved, but I did make peanut butter cookies yesterday, and a couple of meals without purchasing anything new. You’re right, It has caused me to think through my meal planning and it has saved me some cash, I just don’t how much.

  4. Oh those sound yummy!

  5. This challenge is fantastic. Not only am I purging my pantry, I’m also getting really creative in my kitchen! These cookies look awesome.

  6. The definitely look economical! I have everything to make these right now. I haven’t eaten breakfast and I’m starving. Wish I could grab a cookie off of that napkin and eat it right now! :0)

  7. Yummy! And congrats on all the savings

  8. Gosh, those look good!

  9. Once I was challenged to go a whole month with out shopping. I was able to do it,except for the milk. The teenagers refused to drink reconstituted milk. So I made them buy it from their allowances. It was quite a challenge. I learned how to make bread. Also that cocoa is a great thing to have on hand.

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