Butterscotch Bars
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Beat sugars and butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 4 minutes).
  3. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife.
  5. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well with a whisk.
  6. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Stir in butterscotch chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  8. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
This is from Cooking Light magazine, but I changed a few things. I use half the sugar they used in the original, because I think butterscotch chips are too sweet for any more sugar. They called for two egg whites; I use one whole egg. Instead of sprinkling the chips on top, I stir them in, and finally, I bake for a shorter time to keep the bars gooey. It is more like a cookie than a blondie!