I mixed the butter, vanilla, and sugars with the whisk attachment, then added the dry ingredients. First the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon, then chunkier ingredients later. Because I cut the recipe in half, I only needed half the bag of butterscotch chips, but about 3/4s ended up in the batter. Oh well.
|Not enough room to mash|
The walnuts needed to be broken up a bit, so I used a ramekin and a spoon as mortar and pestle. Ramekin is a word I had never heard until I worked in a restaurant, but I don't know what I called them before I learned that word. I guess if anything we called them custard cups. I put too many walnuts in the ramekin here, they would overflow when I tried to mash them up.
I waited to preheat the oven until the cookies were ready to shape, otherwise the oven is ready way too early. I don't know how much energy this wastes, but it makes me feel like an idiot when the oven beeps and I'm still assembling the ingredients.
|Ready to shape|
They took 2-3 minutes more to bake than the 8-10 minutes the recipe advised, and even then they were just beginning to brown around the edges.
|Out of the oven|