Butterscotch Cookie Bars

These butterscotch cookie bars are easy to bake and filled with nuts and marshmallows and candies to give them extra oomph!

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3 years ago, if you had told me there’d come a time when I’d be making butterscotch cookie bars at home, I’d have laughed at you. But here I am today, gloriously writing a recipe for the same. I have to thank this blog for my culinary experiments. These butterscotch flavored cookie bars are just so darn easy, that I wonder why it took me so long to discover the recipe. Brown Sugar is the miracle ingredient that makes these bars delicious!

This was the first time I tried (to bake AND eat) cookie bars and I was mildly surprised by how much I enjoyed these sweet treats. They are a cross between cookies and brownies. They taste like those classic, somewhat soft, somewhat chewy cookies. The great thing about these bars is that – unlike cookies – you don’t have to roll them out and make individual cookies. You dump the entire dough in a pan, bake and then slice into bars.

Use the basic dough to spruce up your own cookie bars. I like to add marshmallows, chocolates, nuts and even crushed graham crackers for texture and flavor. You can do whatever you like! Make this your own.

Butterscotch Cookie Bars – Printable Recipe

Butterscotch Cookie Bars
 
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Butterscotch flavored cookie bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16 butterscotch cookie bars
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Butter - soft at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup powdered Brown Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon plain Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • a pinch of Salt (skip if you're using salted butter)
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Butterscotch Extract or Essence (use Vanilla if unavailable)
Others - Use any or all of the following
  • ¼ cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup chopped chocolates of your choice
  • ¼ cup chopped Nuts (any nuts of your choice)
  • ¼ cup crushed Graham Crackers or Biscuits (for additional crunch)
note 1 - brown sugar is crucial for the butterscotch flavor. If you use regular sugar, you will still end up with regular vanilla flavored cookie bars
note 2 - yogurt and condensed milk makes the cookie bars soft. If you want crunchy cookie bars, skip the yogurt and condensed milk
Instructions
  1. To a square brownie pan, grease and line with parchment paper of aluminum foil. Make sure at least two opposite ends of the parchment paper are higher than the pan - for easy removal.
  2. Preheat oven to 160 C / 325 F.
  3. Cream together butter, sugar and butterscotch extract for 2 minutes to form a smooth and creamy mixture.
  4. Add yogurt, condensed milk and mix well.
  5. Sift and add flour, salt, baking soda and mix to form a smooth dough. If the mixture is very liquid-y, add 1-2 additional tablespoons of flour.
  6. Add the chocolate, nuts, marshmallows, crushed biscuits or crackers and fold them all in gently.
  7. Add the dough to the prepared pan.
  8. Using lightly wet hands, spread out the mixture to cover the entire baking pan. Make sure to even everything out
  9. Bake at 160 C for 20 minutes or until the cookies are completely done. Let them cool completely.
  10. Remove and slice into cookie bars.
Note
  1. Store in air tight jar up to 3 days.
  2. If you're using a convection oven - reduce the temperature to 140 C and cover the pan with aluminum foil for most of the time. This way, the top will not burn

Butterscotch Cookie Bars – Step by step pictures

Cream together butter, powdered brown sugar and butterscotch essence for 2-3 minutes to form a smooth and creamy mixture
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Add yogurt and condensed milk and mix well.
Easy Eggless Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe Tutorial with step by step pictures | Eggless baking recipes - Foodomania.com

Sift and add flour, baking soda and salt and mix to form a smooth dough. Add your choice of candies, nuts and marshmallow and fold them in gently.
Easy Eggless Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe Tutorial with step by step pictures | Eggless baking recipes - Foodomania.com

To a greased and lined brownie pan, add the dough. Using lightly wet hands, spread out the mixture to cover the entire baking pan.
Easy Eggless Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe Tutorial with step by step pictures | Eggless baking recipes - Foodomania.com

Bake at 160 C for 20 minutes or until the cookies are completely done. Let them cool completely
Easy Eggless Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe Tutorial with step by step pictures | Eggless baking recipes - Foodomania.com

Remove and slice into bars.
Easy Eggless Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe Tutorial with step by step pictures | Eggless baking recipes - Foodomania.com

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