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Butterscotch Date Cookies

Butterscotch has always been my favorite flavor, so when I found this recipe, loaded with butterscotch plus dates, it was a winner. The warm golden tones and crispy crust make it a very nice cookie for autumn.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped dates

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add sour cream; beat just until combined. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in butterscotch chips and dates.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 197 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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