Butterscotch Cookies With Burnt Butter Icing

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

My grandmother ALWAYS had these cookies waiting when we came to visit. One bite and I am back in her kitchen. The icing is great on other things too...brownies, cake, graham crackers... it all tastes great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cookies.
  2. Cream butter.
  3. Add sugar and eggs, cream together.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
  5. Add to sugar mixture with sour cream and vanilla.
  6. Blend in nuts.
  7. Chill until firm enough to drop onto cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10-15 minutes at 400°.
  9. When cool, ice with.
  10. Burnt Butter Icing.
  11. Melt butter until golden brown.
  12. Blend in confedtioner's sugar and vanilla.
  13. Stir in 1-2 T hot water until icing spreads smoothly.
  14. This amount of icing is enough to frost about 30 cookies.


Most Helpful

I won't give a rating since I only used this recipe for the icing. This tasted really amazing. However, not sure if I did something wrong or if more/different instruction is needed. All was going well until I started adding water. Then the butter started separating and it wouldn't combine properly again until partly solidified in the fridge. Maybe milk would have been better, with its fat base? Or maybe the water needs to be added slowly in droplets?

ladydae October 20, 2010

hubby helped with the cookies---the 10 yr old and 8yr old baked. i made the frosting..... very good! this is from a non sweet eater-----but i love the not so sweet flavor of butterscotch! just a bit savory for me! we all liked it!

kimbearly January 07, 2006

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