In the past few weeks over 22,000 cookies were sent around the world as part of the inaugural Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and I had a wonderful time being a part of this gigantic cookie exchange! It gave me the opportunity to try out a new cookie recipe (and taste test of course), receive 3 dozen cookies in the mail (I shared), get introduced to some great food blogs and bloggers and have my jeans fit a bit tighter.
I made Salty Sweet Cookies with cashews, butterscotch chips and dark chocolate chips, topped with sea salt. I'm a sucker for the salty/sweet combo so I was pretty happy with the outcome, and glad I had commited to signing up to mail out these cookies, it would not have been pretty if I had all 50+ cookies the recipe made to myself. I shipped off a dozen to each of my recipients, Madeline, Ashley and Margaret and they all seemed to enjoy the cookies as well!
In exchange I received a dozen cookies from 3 different bloggers, and lucky me I recieved 3 delicious batches! I had to force myself to share them with my neighbors. Tina from My Life As A Mrs sent me some decadent frosted sugar cookies, Amber from Caleigh's Kitchen sent red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips - have I mentioned I'm a sucker for red velvet? And Alan from Cooke'd With Luv sent me some amazing Chocolate Chip cookies! You should go checkout their blogs.
Keep reading for the recipe that was adapted from a Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 to 1-1/4 cup chopped cashews
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix together butter and sugars. Add in baking soda, baking powder, eggs and vanilla and mix well. Beat in flour until combined. Mix in cashews, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips.
Place small drops of dough onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with a little sea salt. Bake for approximately 8 minutes or until edges start to brown.