Butterscotch Chip Cookies

by Christine
(Tennessee)

If you want a really easy, no bake type recipe for butterscotch chip cookies, here is one that I have used for years. Although you do use the microwave, it is still faster than baking. The ingredients are very basic, yet you can switch some of them for variety too.

This recipe uses the butterscotch chips, some kind of nut which you can have either salted or unsalted depending on your diet (such as peanuts), and a variety of a nut butter (such as peanut butter). But I also have made these cookies with other nut butters which are also excellent, like almond butter; and my favorite – the divine cashew butter! There is also Tahini. If you are not familiar with it, Tahini is a butter or paste made out of sesame seeds. Tahini also has a very earthy and interesting taste, and it is also very healthy for you, as sunflower seeds are. Also, in these butterscotch chip cookies you will be using chow mein noodles, which adds interest and more crunch.

Ingredients and supplies
2 cups of chow mein noodles - set them aside
1 cup of butterscotch chips
1/2 cup of nuts of your choice, such as peanuts
1/2 cup of nut butter of your choice
Wax paper

Put the butterscotch (or other) chips and the nut butter in a microwavable bowl. Microwave them for about 3 maybe 4 minutes on the medium setting. The chips should look soft, but not all the way melted. Remove them from the microwave and stir the mixture well. Next add in the nuts and stir again. Finally, put in the chow mein noodles and mix them in thoroughly but gently.

Line a rectangular plastic container (that has a cover for storage) with wax paper. Take a large spoon and drop small mounds of the mixture onto the wax paper. Then cover the container and cool the cookies in the refrigerator for at least a half an hour. These should stay refrigerated until ready to eat. They will make a really good dessert snack for the elderly, since they are so easy and have some good nutrition and protein in the nuts and nut butter. And being no bake, they will be easy to make.

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