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German Butterscotch Cookies

These scrumptious butterscotch cookies are an amazing fusion of butter, sugar and caramel. They are super easy to make and keep well.
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German Caramel Candy Cookies

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: German
Servings: 40 Cookies
Author: Angela Schofield


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 oz. caramel hard candy i.e. Werthers
  • Topping
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg white


  • Cut butter into 1/4-inch cubes.
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, eggs, and butter into a large bowl.
  • Crush butterscotch candy in a blender, or add to a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • Set 1/4 cup of the crushed candy aside and add the rest to the bowl.
  • Knead all ingredients to a smooth dough.
  • Shape dough into two logs of 1-inch diameter.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Cut the logs into 1/4-inch slices place them on the baking sheets.
  • Combine 4 tbsp. of sugar with the remaining crushed candy.
  • Brush the cookies with egg white and sprinkle with the sugar mixture.
  • Bake for about 12-14 min. and let cool on baking sheets.
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