22 Jul 2012

Chocolate, Raisin and Butterscotch Cookies



I did yoga today. Oh my goodness. I have never done yoga before, but since I've been hearing about how great it is, I decided to try it out for the first time. Actually, that's a lie. Way back when, someone came in to my highschool and made us all do yoga. And was I ever awful. I have no balance whatsoever. I think I even fell during child's pose. The girl who was teaching us said that she has never seen that happen.

And this time wasn't much better. I had no idea how hard yoga is! I was tumbling and fumbling everywhere. I'm definitely not strong enough for this. But I'll work on it, over the next few months. This is my attempt at living a healthier life. So what's the first thing I do after this exhausting morning?




Of course. Make cookies. How healthy, right?

It's a "what do I have in my cupboards that needs using?" kind of cookie. I found some butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and chocolate covered raisins. Well..what else was I supposed to do with them?





Chocolate, Raisin and Butterscotch Cookies
printable recipe 


What you'll need:

-1 cup butter, melted
-1 cup white sugar
-1 cup brown sugar, packed
-2 eggs
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-2 teaspoons hot water
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-3/4 cup chocolate covered raisins
-3/4 cup butterscotch chips
-3/4 cup chocolate chips


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    2.   Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
    3.   In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Add the baking soda mix to the sugar mix. Stir in the flour, salt, chocolate covered raisins, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips.
    4.   Scoop the batter onto an ungreased baking sheet.
    5.   Bake for around 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.


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Coconut Butterscotch Cookies 
White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes 

22 comments:

  1. Butterscotch, chocolate and raisins? AWESOME! ...all my favourites in one cookie :)

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  2. What else were you supposed todo with them? You done right girl! Yay for trying yoga! Keep at it... Don't rush into poses and go at your own pace. If you become impatient, you will just end up frustrated and you will hate yoga. Also, breathe... Yoga is all about breathing. Once you learn to breathe through your poses, you are on it. :)

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  3. nice combinations :) looks awesome..

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  4. After a dose of yoga, everyone deserves cookies...those by the way look yum...I love the idea of butterscotch and chocolate coated raisins :-)

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  5. Cookies with raisins are my weaknes.. I am not making them because it would be too difficult to stop having them :)

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  6. Really, yoga requires cookies. You're either rewarding yourself for exercise well done, or comforting your aches and pains - take your pick! ;-) Nice combo of flavors - looks terrific. Thanks for this.

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  7. I have not made anything with butterscotch before. I got to lookout for butterscotch chips. I think my niece would loves this cookies very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. LOL. I actually enjoy doing yoga! It definitely makes me toner! And I do the same. The other day, I did yoga and ate instant ramen for lunch. TERRIBLE! :P

    But these cookies sound great!

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  9. I practiced yoga for 5 years now, & yes, at first it's kinda hard but with time it will get better. And now I"m always looking forward for my twice a week yoga class. LOL These cookies are simply to die for! Looks so good that I would love to have some with my cappuccino now! :)

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  10. Nice combination for the cookies! :), And i do that too, try to make a dish with whats left in my pantry! :). And yoga is super great, a good way to improve flexibility and look young! :)

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  11. I love butterscotch but I dont know if the butterscotch chips are available here in NZ, I have to search harder to try this one out

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  12. That is such a perfectly delicious combination that I would love to try :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Yummy! These cookies sound divine!

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  14. Ohhhhhh ! Those cookies look absolutely perfect ! Such a deliciously deadly combo - chocolate and butterscotch ! lol

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  15. Love the butterscotch in these cookies!

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  16. Sometimes we need to bake to congratulate ourselves on being to virtuous in the exercise realm! It happens. these cookies look so worth it!

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  18. Yoga is so hard! It takes some serious dedication...and balance. I love that you made cookies...I think they can provide just as much stress relief as a yoga class. And they look just delicious too!

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  19. I have never tried yoga, my balance and coordination is terrible, I would probably end up flat on my face :)

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  20. i've tried yoga..a few times but then i got no discipline and i stopped going for the classes. BUt if i can eat these cookies, i might then consider going to the class again :) they sound incredible!

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