How to make it

  • Put vinegar in a 1 cup measuring cup and stir in the evaporated milk; set aside.
  • With a mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar, then beat in eggs and extract until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • By hand, alternately stir the milk mixture and the flour mixture into the butter mixture until all ingredients are blended together well.
  • Stir in the butterscotch chips, if using.
  • Spray the baking sheets lightly with cooking spray.
  • Drop the cookies by spoonfuls, about 2” apart, onto baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies are barely browned on bottoms.
  • Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on racks or waxed paper.
  • When cookies are cooled, frost and allow them to set on waxed paper until frosting sets.
  • For frosting, place butter in a small saucepan (large enough to hold the powdered sugar when it is added!) over medium heat; melt the butter.
  • While stirring constantly, continue to cook the butter until it becomes quite frothy and turns a very light caramel color. 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 it spreadable. This frosting will become firm as it sets, so add more half-and-half as needed.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Oh yeah, the frosting sounds luscious! I can only imagine how good those cookies taste smothered with it! Yum!
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I love a browned butter frosting and you're right, it does "make" the cookie! These sound good, Krumkake! Maybe I should make my hubby happy, too with a batch of these. Thanks for the recipe!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Browned Butter Frosting? Get Outta here, krum. Here's a deal. Since I'm making the Lemon Linguini, you can bring dessert! My thanks and my five, my friend.
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    OK, Cookie Queen you keep topping your self. Thank your Mom for all us cookie queenetts. I like the addition of butter scotch, and the brown butter icing just puts this over the top. Fluffy snow angles are beautiful.......:)
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Lovely recipe!! High Five! :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    dragonwings647 ate it and said...
    sounds yummy. I am going to bookmark this to try soon. Great post. Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    This sounds amazing, love everything about this recipe. Will you make me a batch please? Perdy Pleez? Great post my friend and a high 5.
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