Forgotten Butterscotch Cookies

This afternoon I whipped up a batch of Forgotten Cookies. When baked properly, they are light as a feather and very delicious. Too, they are extremely sweet; to cut the sweetness I will chop and sprinkle them atop low-fat ice cream.

I used butterscotch chips as the main ingredient, and before placing in the oven I sprinkled on chopped nuts and a hint of kosher salt. But what’s fun about this über simple recipe is that there is room to mix it up; swap out the butterscotch for various chocolates and nuts. Since these are so sweet I would recommend beginning with dark or semi-sweet chocolate.

This is another recipe that rings in at under $3, excluding the cost of heating the oven. These sweet devils travel easily, and will come in handy around the Holidays as a sweet treat to wrap up for the neighbors.

Forgotten Cookies (makes approx. 36)


  • 3/4      cup sugar
  • 6          egg whites
  • 1          cup butterscotch chips or semi-chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. With an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar, beating until peaks are stiff and glossy but not dry (do not overbeat).

3. Gently fold chocolates into whites mix.

4. Stir and drop by teaspoon (I did tablespoon) onto well-greased cookie sheet. Put cookies into the oven and turn off. Leave in the oven until the cookies are cold. Enjoy!

14 responses to “Forgotten Butterscotch Cookies

  1. I’ve never heard of cookies like this (along with butterscotch chips which you can’t get here, it must be an American thing). They look really nice though – like little mini meringues.

    Miss B xx

  2. i would like to taste them :p
    nice blog;)

  3. I’ve never seen cookies like these before, they look delicious though! Definitely one to try.

    Robbie xox

  4. These cookies look so delicious, I need to make these as soon as possible. As to where to eat in Scottsdale, I don’t even know where to start there are so many fun and tasty restaurants! My boyfriend took me to a great pizza place last night called Grimaldi’s, my sister once took me to a restaurant called Culinary Dropout and it was delicious. We’re also big fans of a place called Olive & Ivy in the scottsdale fashion square, and If you’re traveling to the Phoenix area, there is a restaurant called Chelsea’s Kitchen that I love. I’ve also heard good things about a restaurant called RnR but haven’t personally been there! I hope this helps in some way!!

  5. hi penny,
    these look yummy! sound easy to make, too. thanks also for your comment on the post about freckles (you wouldn’t believe how many i got during summer, but i love them all)!

  6. Mmmm I need to make these asap!!

  7. OMG, I hope there is still one lingering around the place on Friday 🙂

  8. Don’t ever stop posting recipes! Love these, they will definitely come in handy and be baked a lot around the holidays.

  9. DAMN!!! i love it love it love it. will definitely make that as a gift sometime – it’s gorgeous!

  10. soooo good looking. would really love some right now, haha!

    xx raez

  11. oh yummy. you have the best BEST photo. swear!

    and your previous post, your hair is amazing.

  12. They’re so light colored..interesting!

    And thank-you for your lovely comments on my shoot 🙂 Appreciated! And I haven’t let the corporate world altogether yet too…but one can dream! lol

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