I need to find a better name for these rather than "hey, specific ingredient bars" but for now, that's where we're at as Butterscotch Sugar Cookie Bars fill the role. These bars are really easy, they're really good and you can either make these from scratch or box it. I've done both and they were quite tasty both ways. I have played around and used chocolate chips and peanut butter frosting, there's no really wrong way to do make these.
They're perfect for a party or just because, which is, quite frankly, the only real reason you need to make these!
1 roll sugar cookie dough (or make your own)
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 can cream cheese frosting ( or homemade frosting)
1 jar butterscotch/or caramel sauce
1 cup pretzels, crushed
In a well greased baking dish (I used 8 x 13), flatten out the dough til it reaches the edges, add your butterscotch chips on top, use your hands to press into dough. Bake at 350' for about 12-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Set aside to cool.
Scoop frosting into a bowl and add in about 1/3 a cup of butterscotch sauce. I microwave mine for about ten seconds just to make it easier to stir and combine. Once the frosting is the butterscotch flavor you desire, spread the frosting over the bars.
Crush up the pretzels, not too small and spread over the top of the frosting.
You can enjoy these right away but I honestly think they taste much better after a night in the fridge! Everything melds together and the bars have a nice crunch on the outside and are really chewy on the inside!
Keep in mind that these are really. really sweet with a little salty kick. You can always use a chocolate/butterscotch mix to cut down on the sweetness.
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