How to make it

  • Put vinegar in a 1 cup measuring cup and add the evaporated milk to it; set aside.
  • With a mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs and extract.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • By hand, alternately stir in the milk mixture and the flour mixture into the butter mixture until all ingredients are blended together well.
  • Stir in the nuts, if used.
  • Spray baking sheets lightly with cooking spray.
  • Drop cookies by spoonfuls onto the baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes, until cookies are very lightly browned on the bottoms.
  • Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on racks or waxed paper.
  • When cookies are cooled, frost and allow to set out on waxed paper until frosting becomes firm.
  • Store cookies with waxed paper between layers to prevent frosting from sticking to the other cookies.
  • For frosting, place butter in a small saucepan (large enough to hold the 2 cups powdered sugar when it is added!).
  • Over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • While stirring constantly, continue to cook the butter until it stops bubbling and has turned a very light caramel color.
  • You must be very careful not to scorch or burn the butter – you just want a slight golden color to it.
  • Quickly remove the pan from the heat and add the powdered sugar and extract.
  • Stir in enough half-and-half to make the frosting spreadable.
  • This frosting will become firm as it sets, so you may need to add more half-and-half to it when you are ready to frost the cookies.

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  • lilly49125 4 years ago
    I just made these, they were sooo good. :] My husband is now begging me to make some more to take to work :] It was delicious!
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    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    My husband is a huge fan of caramel and butterscotch. I intend (fingers crossed) to make these for his birthday next weekend!
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    OMG this recipe looks almost orgasmic!
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  • chefmeow 6 years ago
    You have me drooling over here with all of the fantastic recipes you have posted of late. Yummers again.
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  • kukla 6 years ago
    You did it again :)
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Heaven forbid Krum....Im gonna have to get out that mumu again..... Mercy these sound good... I can taste them with my cuppa coffee right now..
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    The phone rang earlier as I was about to comment, so I will proceed...these cookies, I know, are divine!! The brown sugar, butter, and that little bit of vinegar got my attention and the brown butter icing finishes the story! Your cookie recipes are wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    Oh Krummie, can I be one of your grandkids? I will behave.
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Just add one of these to my behind! Looks so good!! Michelle
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    " It was excellent "
    trackwidow ate it and said...
    These sound wonderful. I bet the make the house smell SO good while they are baking too!
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