Butterscotch Buttons Cookies

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Fabulous butterscotch button cookies

Fabulous butterscotch button cookies

It looks like my baking is picking up. That’s good news for me. I need a few cookies and cakes for Christmas and I think I’m progressing well despite all mind-blowing busyness these few weeks, having to do and settle a lot of things.

I never quite liked baking cookies. I just felt it’s too much work. After making Pineapple Tarts and Chinese Almond Cookies, I think I actually enjoyed it. I flipped through a couple of recipe books and decided on one called Butterscotch Buttons, taken from Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook. It looked simple and cute and I had all the ingredients. They tasted extremely good. Here’s the recipe to share.

Ingredients
250g butter
2t vanilla essence
1C brown sugar
2T golden syrup
2 & 1/2C self-raising flour

Butterscotch buttons dough

Butterscotch buttons dough

Beat butter, vanilla essence, sugar and golden syrup in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and mix well.

butterscotch buttons ready for baking

butterscotch buttons ready for baking

Roll mixture into marble-sized balls and place them on paper-lined baking trays. Leave enough rooms for spreading. Flatten slightly with a fork and bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes or until firm. Leave to cool before storing.

Baked butterscotch buttons

Baked butterscotch buttons

These cookies are really beautiful with coffee. They taste crunchy and smell really good. My children like them very much too. I’m supposed to get about 160 pieces but I only got 80 pieces. That shows my impatience…haha. I just want to be quick. I didn’t know they will expand so much. Thank goodness, I leave enough rooms for the cookies to spread.

Other bakes that you may be interested in:
Lemon Bars For Lemon Lovers
Peanut Butter Bars
Coconut Walnut Slice
Coconut Rocky Road Slice

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30 Comments

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on December 20th, 2009

mmmm…I bet that your kitchen must have smelt heavenly while baking these cookies!

kamalabhoopathy  on December 20th, 2009

Nice cookies with a beautiful quote.

anncoo  on December 20th, 2009

Can’t wait to have this delicious cookies. Will add in my to do list and bake for CNY.

Mary  on December 20th, 2009

@Angie - You are very right. I think my whole house smells awesome, including my room :D

@kamalabhoopathy - Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment.

@Anncoo - I will definitely makes these cookies for Chinese New Year too. I think I’ll make them smaller so that they look cute.

Sanjana  on December 20th, 2009

Oh my gosh Mary these are like heaven for me! I love that they really do look like giant buttons… so cute! I have to make these right away!

pegasuslegend  on December 20th, 2009

These would go great with my hot cocoa right now!! Its so cold in Florida, freezing to us…..68 whats it like there?

Trissa  on December 20th, 2009

You’re on a roll here Mary! Those cookies look great!

Mary  on December 20th, 2009

@Sanjana - Haha…you gave the right name for it…Giant Buttons…sounds cool! Hope you have fun making.

@Pegasuslegend - It’s really freezing here, ie, -5 degrees Celsius or 23 degrees Fahrenheit. I can just throw all the meat out into the garden without a need for a freezer! I just need more hot soups.

@Trissa - Thank you. They are really great I must say…very simple ingredients and yet really delicious.

Drick  on December 20th, 2009

buttons Mary, buttons…can you imagine 150 of these delights….could sit in front of tv and pop them in my mouth all nite, couldn’t you!! great recipe, similar to many here in the south…

impromptu diva  on December 20th, 2009

i thought it’s the fried dumplings… but this post is a pleasant surprise.. and yes it could be mailed so mail me some hahaha!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on December 20th, 2009

I like the lines on these cookies. Their name sounds really cute too.

Kristi Rimkus  on December 20th, 2009

These cookies look delicious. I’ve saved the recipe for the future use!

Cheah  on December 20th, 2009

Yes they are good with hot coffee, crunchy and yummy!

Thas  on December 20th, 2009

I can literally smell the butter from the cookie picture, lol..these are great snacks with coffee. I am going to try these.

Brie  on December 20th, 2009

yum, i love butterscotch! those look perfectly baked.

Janice  on December 20th, 2009

Golden syrup does add something special to cookies and yours will be twice as big, no one will complain about that!

Kitchen Butterfly  on December 20th, 2009

What an easy…but stunning recipe. My girls would love this!!!!

Mary  on December 20th, 2009

@Drick - LOL…I have to hide them away and ration myself….the temptation is just too great. Not too sure whether they can last until Christmas….very little left :P

@impromptu diva - I’m not too sure whether they will ever get to you. I think the postmen will finish them all on the way there :P

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Haha….one of the reasons I made them…the name! But mine came out so huge…haha

@Kristi Rimkus - Thank you. I’m sure you will like them. I shared with my friends and they like them.

@Cheah - I’m munching on them now. I hope I don’t overeat but it’s really difficult to stop once you start.

@Thas - They are really good with coffee or to share with friends. I’m sure you’ll like them too.

@Brie - I think there’s something beautiful about golden syrup that gives it such a lovely smell.

@Janice - LOL….I bet. I think I’ll just stick to my giant version but I have to double the portion next time.

@Kitchen Butterfly - My children love them very much. Hope you try out soon.

penny aka jeroxie  on December 20th, 2009

It reminds that I need to start baking for xmas too. so much stuff to do! Can you just send me a few boxes of these delicious cookies?

Mary  on December 20th, 2009

@Penny - Me, too….endless stuff to do. I think you should just come here and we can have fun baking together and celebrate in style :P

Jeannie  on December 20th, 2009

Mary, These cookies looks good, reminds me of melting moments.

Catherine  on December 21st, 2009

Mmmm, butterscotch cookies! So yummy- this is such a great recipe for the holidays!

Mary  on December 21st, 2009

@Jeannie - I really like them for their crunchiness and lovely smell. I love melting momments too and hope to make them one of these days.

@Catherine - Thanks very much for visiting and your lovely comment. These cookes are very good. I have to make another batch for Christmas.

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free  on December 21st, 2009

I love butterscotch…haven’t had it for so long. I didn’t see any butterscotch in the ingredients - I guess it’s a result of the other flavors. Is vanilla essence the same as vanilla extract?

Mary  on December 21st, 2009

@Amy - Actually I don’t really know what is butterscotch. I thought maybe the golden syrup and butter and brown sugar makes it butterscotch. Vanilla essence and vanilla extract sounds the same to me. But I suppose vanilla essence is man made while vanilla extract is the natural one. I hope I am right here. I’m not too good in baking yet to know all the baking terms. Will keep learning!

Divina  on December 22nd, 2009

You need to hide these cookies from me. They are perfect for the holidays.

kristy  on December 22nd, 2009

Oh yeah, more cookies! Are you keeping these for the coming X’mas? Guess, you’ve to make MORE…. =) I love all kinds of cookies! Thanks for sharing.

Mary  on December 22nd, 2009

@Divina - Nothing more to hide….all in my tummy already :D I thought they could last until Christmas but….

@Kristy - I should have doubled it to last til Christmas…all in my tummy alread :D I’ve actually doubled the recipe. Maybe I should quadruple it next time.

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priya@ MyKitchenOdyssey  on October 23rd, 2013

Lovely cookies mary.What is a golden syrup mean ?

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