At long last, I'm back. Three weeks off from the wonderful Sweet Melissa Sunday baking group has been far far too long. As most of you know, I've recently been in hospital for some intrusive abdominal surgery and was advised by the doctor to take it easy for a few weeks. Boredom has finally gotten the better of me and the lure of my kitchen was just proving too much to resist so here I am ready to get stuck back in!
After reading every ones fantastic review of last weeks cookies I just couldn't bring myself to miss them out so I thought I'd do a double post for my return. Chocolate chip cookies and butterscotch cashew bars, sweet treats a plenty. First of all, I'd like to thank Melissa from one of my favorite blogs Lulu the Baker for being kind enough to send out two bags of Nestle butterscotch chips and a box of peanut butter Whoppers just so I could partake in this weeks challenge (ok the whoppers weren't for the recipe, they were just for me, yum!). I was over the moon when I opened the door to a sweet treat bearing postman. One whole bag went into my butterscotch topping and the other will be kept aside for something extra special. Thank you so much Melissa, you made me a very happy Katie :)
The cookies were so super easy, even if a little time consuming, to make. I say time consuming, I mean I'm far to impatient to allow things time to chill. Everyone that came into contact with these lovely morsels simply couldn't stop at just one. I was planning on sending a few to Sunday night band practice with Kris but alas, I have only one solitary cookie left......although not for much longer. Mwahaha! If you want to give these chewy numbers a try the recipe is on the Sweet Melissa Sundays site. (It was chosen by the one and only Sweet Melissa herself, wowsers)
Next up we have Butterscotch Cashew Bars as chosen by Pamela of the lovely blog Cookies With Boys. I thought these bars would be a lot more difficult to make than they were, mix, press, melt, pour, done. Wonderful! I only topped half of mine with the cashew nuts as most of the people I know hate anything nutty. No doubt the crunchier side will be nommed by me and myself while the plain side will be enjoyed by the extended family this fathers day. I also used half light and half dark brown sugar in the base which gave the biscuit a lovely caramel flavour.
Have a mosey over to the Sweet Melissa Sundays ladies for their butterscotchy treats!