Salted Browned Butter Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies & A Giveaway!

by FoodBabbles on April 21, 2012

I have to tell you about my latest obsession. When I use the word obsession, I kid you not!! This is no understatement. I am utterly in love with Zeke’s Butterscotch. A few months ago I received my monthly Foodzie box. One of the items in the box was this incredible real butterscotch. Their butterscotch has this rich, deep flavor that will keep you coming back for more and more. It’s truly become an addiction.

They only use natural ingredients. Pure Hawaiian cane sugar, butter, unsulphered molasses and apple cider vinegar. Pure and natural. When your butterscotch arrives, it arrives with instructions. Suck, don’t chew. Unless you have a lot of faith in your chompers. If you truly want to enjoy this butterscotch you should suck on it and let it warm in your mouth to get all that juicy, buttery flavor.

So in addition to eating it straight out of the bag and then having to reorder a lot more, I decided this butterscotch needed to make its way into something else. I want to eat this stuff in everything! HB is forming her own raging addiction to Zeke’s Butterscotch as well so we were talking about all the wonderful things that could be enriched by this fantastic candy.

We decided to see what my favorite cookies would taste like with the addition of a little Zeke’s Butterscotch. Holy cow! These cookies are a salted browned butter chocolate chip cookie. The butterscotch elevated my favorite cookie recipe to something beyond addictive! What you get is a chewy, buttery, chocolatey cookie creation.We couldn’t stop eating them! It was so bad, I had to take them to work just to get them out of the house. At work, they disappeared in a very short time. People are still talking about them 2 days later. Yes. They’re that kind of cookie.

And Zeke’s Butterscotch is that kind of candy. The kind that you can’t help but want more of. The kind of treat that you will tell everyone you meet about. (I truly do!) That’s why I really want to share this with all of you! Zeke’s Butterscotch is providing one lucky reader with a 12 ounce gift box of their mouth-watering butterscotch.

Here’s the scoop!

To Enter: {Mandatory Entry} Simply leave me a comment telling me *What’s your obsession of the moment? Food or otherwise. Simple, right? But if you’d like even more chances to win…

Optional Bonus Entries: Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of these that you complete since each individual item completed will be counted as an entry!

- Follow Zeke’s Candy on Twitter and follow Food Babbles on Twitter

- Tweet “I just entered to win @ZekesCandy butterscotch from @KDBabbles. You can enter too! http://wp.me/p1bDCW-F2″

- “Like” Zeke’s Candy on Facebook.

- Subscribe to Food Babbles emails

- “Like” Food Babbles on Facebook

Entries will be accepted until 9pm EST on April 26th. Winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be contacted by the email address provided and will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within that time frame, another winner will be selected via random.org. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Zeke’s Candy will mail giveaway package directly to the winner.

Good Luck!!

~K

This giveaway is now closed.

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Salted Browned Butter Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks of butter

1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar

2 eggs

1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel

1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup Zeke’s butterscotch, very finely crushed (or another hard butterscotch candy but it just won’t be the same)

- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

- In a small saucepan, melt the butter while swirling it gently. Once the butter has melted, it will start to boil and foam. Stir it every now and then and watch it carefully. The color will begin to change and little brown bits will form around the sides and on the bottom of the pan. Once the butter has turned a golden brown, remove from heat and transfer to a bowl to cool.

- In a medium bowl, mix the sugars, the browned butter, eggs and vanilla.

- In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda.

- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine until moistened.

- Fold in the chocolate chips and butterscotch.

- Form two long “logs” from the dough and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours.

- Cut off 1/4 slices and roll into a ball. Repeat until you have your first batch. Place balls on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Keep remaining dough in the refrigerator until ready to use.

- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Cool completely on a rack. Allow the baking sheets to cool before putting next batch of dough on.

- Enjoy!

Disclosure: Zeke’s Candy provided me with a free sample of their product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return. The opinions here are my own.


{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

georgiecakes April 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

I want. Now. These could be come my favorite cookie too. My latest obsession are shortbread cookies.

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FoodBabbles April 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Thanks Georgie! And I looove shortbread cookies :)

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georgiecakes April 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

I tweeted too.

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Emily April 21, 2012 at 8:42 am

My current obsession is Game of Thrones.

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FoodBabbles April 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I’ve heard about that show! I’ve heard it’s fantastic but I’ve never seen it. I’ll have to check it out.

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Maureen April 21, 2012 at 8:42 am

What I am mad about right now is a cookie I can purchase at the grocery store that the store makes it is a white chocolate chip cherry cookie. So so good.

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FoodBabbles April 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Oh my goodness, Maureen! That cookie sounds divine. I can see why you would be mad about it :) Thanks for your entry!

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Emily April 21, 2012 at 8:43 am

And I subscribe to your email updates!

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Lisa April 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

Your cookies are my current obsession! I’ve got to try Zeke’s butterscotch – I’m a butterscotch fiend! I even like it better than chocolate – weird, huh?

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FoodBabbles April 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Not weird at all! I am SO in love with this stuff. It’s like crack. Seriously, addictive. Thanks for the comment and the entry!

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Lisa April 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

I follow you on Twitter and followed Zeke’s candy on Twitter

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apuginthekitchen April 21, 2012 at 10:11 am

Sounds so delicious, have never heard of Zeke’s but will definitely give it a try. The cookies are amazing.

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FoodBabbles April 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Thanks! It’s really great butterscotch. The best hard butterscotch I’ve ever had. You should enter the giveaway then maybe you’ll get to try it for free ;)

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juanitascocina April 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

My current obsession is green foods…salads, brussel sprouts…I want it ALL! Fresh!

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FoodBabbles April 21, 2012 at 8:52 pm

That’s such a great obsession to have!! GOOD FOR YOU! I now feel bad that my current obsession is sugar laden ;) but they usually are. Thanks for entering. Good luck!

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juanitascocina April 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

I follow you and Zeke’s candy on Twitter!

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juanitascocina April 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

I tweeted your giveaway!

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Jeffrey April 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

My current obsession is running as I am currently training for a marathon. These cookies would be a great treat after a long training run.

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FoodBabbles April 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Get outta here! I just started running about 2 weeks ago and am totally obsessed. I’ve never been a runner and thought I would hate it but I find it to be a great stress relief and I really love it. My goal is to run a 5K in the very near future. We’ll see if that happens! Guess I better lay off the cookies ;) Thanks for the entry. Good luck!

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Jeffrey April 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I am Following Zeke’s Candy and Food Babbles on Twitter.

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Jeffrey April 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Jeffrey April 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I “like” Zeke’s Candy on Facebook.

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Jeffrey April 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I “like” Food Babbles on Facebook.

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips April 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I seem to be obsessed with goat cheese lately. Putting it in everything.

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FoodBabbles April 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Oh my goodness!! A girl after my own heart. I am in LOOOOOVE with goat cheese! I am a cheese addict but goat cheese has a special place in my heart. I adore it and put it on everything. Yum!

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips April 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I follow you both on Twitter.

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips April 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I follow FoodBabbles on Facebook.

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips April 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I tweeted the giveaway.

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dbcurrie April 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

My current obsession is a mango vinegar I found. I just bought a bottle of raspberry vinegar from the same company. We’ll see…

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FoodBabbles April 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Ooo! That sounds fantastic. I think I would be obsessed also :)

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dbcurrie April 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Following you both on Twitter

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dbcurrie April 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm
dbcurrie April 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Liked Zeke’s on FB

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dbcurrie April 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Like you on FB.

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gerryspeirs April 22, 2012 at 12:10 am

My obsession right now is probably macarons, after 3 good batches in a row I’m unstoppable :)

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FoodBabbles April 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Ooo! I’m so jealous!! I keep getting inconsistent results so macarons have been a challenge for me and an obsession as well. I’m determined to conquer them! I’m so glad to hear you’re having such wonderful success.

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gerryspeirs April 22, 2012 at 12:11 am

I follow you on FB

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gerryspeirs April 22, 2012 at 12:11 am

I follow Zekes on FB

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gerryspeirs April 22, 2012 at 12:11 am

I follow you on Twitter..

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Nissa April 22, 2012 at 12:25 am

My recent obsession has actually been kale chips!

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FoodBabbles April 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

What a wonderful thing to be obsessed with. Aren’t they tasty?? I found cheddar kale chips that are to die for!

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Amy April 22, 2012 at 2:59 am

My Current obsession is Easter Candy in general, particularly those of the chocolate variety. I can’t wait till its finally gone!

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FoodBabbles April 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Ha! Easter candy can be seriously addictive and Halloween candy too. :)

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Amy April 22, 2012 at 3:00 am

I “like” Zeke’s Candy on Facebook.

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Amy April 22, 2012 at 3:01 am

I “like” Food Babbles on Facebook.

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Liz April 22, 2012 at 8:50 am

Toffee is my latest obsession…but butterscotch may be next!

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FoodBabbles April 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Ooo! A girl after my own heart… LOOOOVE toffee! I recently tried bacon toffee. Oh. My. Goodness!

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Liz April 22, 2012 at 8:52 am

I am a new facebook fan!

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Liz April 22, 2012 at 8:52 am

I tweeted your giveaway!

PS…forgot to mention have fabulous these cookies look!!!!

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FoodBabbles April 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Oh thanks!! They were really delicious. I had to get them out of my house otherwise I would have eaten all of them by myself ;)

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manda April 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

I like local whole milk! Yum!

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FoodBabbles April 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

That certainly IS yummy!

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manda April 26, 2012 at 8:43 am

I tweeted!

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manda April 26, 2012 at 8:44 am

I follow you on twitter! Great giveaway.

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FoodBabbles April 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Thanks! I’m so glad you like it. Good luck!

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manda April 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

I follow Zeke’s candy on twitter!

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nomnivorous April 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Oh my goodness! Homemade butterscotch sauce, super salted and so delicious, is an obsession of mine. So these candies and cookies MUST BE MINE. Pretty please and thank you!

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FoodBabbles April 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm

A girl after my own heart!!! I love love love super salted sweets! Good luck :)

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nomnivorous April 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

And @nomnivorous follows you and Zeke’s on Twitter.

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FoodBabbles April 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm

yeah!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

Darn! I missed the giveaway. Because that butterscotch is making my mouth water. Those cookies, to die for!

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FoodBabbles April 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

Aww! Sorry you missed the giveaway :( You should definitely go to Zeke’s website and grab some for yourself. It’s AH-MAAAAZING! I kid you not. And those cookies were amazing too!

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