Butterscotch Brickle Bars Recipe

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Butterscotch Brickle Bars

Linda Freiermuth

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@GrandmaDearest

I have made this recipe for Christmas for many, many years. I have one son and several grandchildren who would not think it was Christmas if they didn't have these cookies. I cannot remember where I got the original recipe but I probably make at least 4 times this amount during the Holiday season.


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Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

6 oz pkg
butterscotch chips
1/4 c
light corn syrup
2 Tbsp
shortening
1 Tbsp
hot water
2 c
coarsely chopped walnuts

COOKIE LAYER:

1 1/2 c
flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
softened butter or margarine
3/4 c
light brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk together flour and salt. Cut in butter or margarine. Add brown sugar and mix well. Press dough evenly into bottom of greased and floured (or sprayed) 9x13 1/2" pan with floured spoon. Bake 15 minutes and cool slightly.
2
In top of double boiler or in microwave melt butterscotch pieces, corn syrup, shortening, water and salt. Stir in 2 cups coarsely chopped nuts. Spoon evenly over slightly cooled cookie layer. Bake 8 more minutes. Cool and cut into squares.
3
HINT: If you cannot get the butterscotch-nut layer to spread evenly - place in oven for several minutes and then tilt pan and spread to corners with spoon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American