Butter Tart Sugar Cookies

Butter Tart Sugar Cookies

I’m not sure you are even allowed to celebrate Christmas in Canada without butter tarts. In my family, and most families I know, they are as much a part of the holidays as Santa Claus himself. Personally, I like butter tarts but they are so sweet that by the time I’m done eating one I’ve got quite a sugar rush. I started thinking there must be a way to enjoy the awesome buttery, nutty flavour in a way that doesn’t make your teeth hurt. After a little bit of tweaking I came up with what I think just may be (next to whipped shortbread) the most perfect holiday cookie yet – Butter Tart Sugar Cookies. They are thin and almost crisp with just enough butter tart topping to filling that craving. And they are topped with Hershey’s CHIPITS Skor Toffee Bits and a sprinkle of coarse salt. These are sure to be a hit at your next cookie exchange! I have included a basic sugar cookie recipe but you can also use your favourite recipe if you have one.

butter tart sugar cookies

 

Butter Tart Sugar Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

For cookie base:

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of  unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For topping:

  • 1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cups of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts (I use pecans)
  • 1 cup  of Hershey’s CHIPITS Skor Toffee Bits
  • coarse salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl.

In another bowl beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy using a hand or stand mixer.

Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Next add in the flour and mix until just combined. You want a nice firm dough that isn’t going to spread to much. If it seems a little soft just add a bit more flour.

Form the dough into a couple of balls, wrap in plastic and place in the fridge for about an hour.

While the dough is chilling you can make up your butter tart topping:

Beat the butter and sugar together.

Add the vanilla and mix again.

Add the raisins and nuts and mix again. You should have a mixture that resembles a very thick butter tart filling.

Once the dough has chilled roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut with a round cookie cutter.

butter tart sugar cookies

Place the cut out cookies on a lined cookie sheet and gently roll up the edges. This is going to hold your filling in place until it sets up in the oven.

butter tart sugar cookie recipe

Now put about a teaspoon of filling in the middle of the cookie. You may need more or less depending on the size of your cookie. Remember this filling is going to spread a little and you don’t need to fill the cookie to the edge.

butter tart sugar cookies

Now sprinkle the topping with some Skor Toffee Bits and a pinch of coarse salt.

butter tart cookie recipe

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies start to turn a nice golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit in the pan for about 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

There you have it – the perfect bite (well a few bites) of butter tart goodness.

butter tart cookie recipe

butter tart cookie recipe

Be sure to visit the Hershey’s CHIPITS website to find some more awesome recipes for cookies and other treats!

This article has 118 comments

  1. I'd like to try the whoopie pie recipe. I've always wanted to make those.
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  2. Butterscotch Crème Brulée, i need to eat this. 

  3. These look delicious!  I'm going to try them. 

  4. My weakness… butter tarts, lol. This recipe is after my heart; sounds simple and looks tasty! Must try! 🙂 

  5. I'd like to try the Deluxe Marbled Cheesecake Recipe!

  6. I'd like to try the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  7. The Chocolate Snowballs look pretty delicious!

  8. The Chipits Chocolate Almond Fudge recipe. 

  9. Confetti Brownies, omg those look amazing!!

  10. Wow I probably shouldnt have gone to the cheescake page lol the KISSES Caramel Cheesecake Recipe looks so good. There is alot there I would like to make

  11. I'd like to try the Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe

  12. I really want to try the REESE'S MINI PIECES Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe.  My hubby and kids would love these!

  13. I want to try the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  14. Those butter tart cookies look SO good. I would like to try the Glazed Cranberry Mini Cakes recipe.

  15. Chocolate Almond Macaroon Bars. thanks

  16. The CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies sound delish!

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  17. The butter tarts 

  18. I would love to try the Fudgy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

  19. I would try the Fudgy Chocolate Truffles. These looks delicious.

  20. The Chocolate Snowballs

  21. Butter tarts, of course – yum!

  22. Chocolate Truffles are always high on my list!

  23. I would love to attempt to make the Butterscotch Crème Brulée Recipe they look so good!! but then everything looks so good

  24. I'd love to try the CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies Recipe.

  25. I would love to try the Confetti Brownies Recipe

  26. oh the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  27. CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies look fantastic

  28. I would love to try the CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies and I might just do that tomorrow!

  29. Chewy Peanut Butter S’Mores Cookies Recipe

  30. Double chocolate chip cookies. 🙂

  31. Chocolate snowballs would be my first recipe to try.

  32. Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae Slice.  Yumm!!

  33. Marshmallow topped marble fudge

  34. The deluxe marbled cheesecake sounds delish!

  35. i would try the chocolate truffles recipe (rafflecopter charity)

  36. billiondollarprincesss
    Wednesday 10 December 2014, 8:48 pm

    the reese's mini pieces cookies sound good!

  37. confetti brownies oh they look good 

  38. Would love to make the Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars.

  39. REESE'S MINI PIECES Peanut Butter Cookies look delicious.

  40. The Chocolate Snowballs!

  41. I would like to try the CHIPITS Chocolate Almond Fudge Recipe.

  42. I would like to try the Chewy Peanut Butter S’Mores Cookies Recipe

  43. Milk chocolate chip whoopie pies, yum!

  44. Those are adorable! The Chipits site has lots of great recipes, but I’m most curious to try their gluten-free milk chocolate chip cookies.

  45. The chocolate snowballs look yummy

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  47. I would love to try the skor toffee bits short bread slice cookies

  48. I'd like to try the chocolate snowballs
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  49. Butterscotch Crème Brulée

  50. Butter Tart Cookies??!! YUM!! I would love to try that recipe, as well as the CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies Recipe. And so, so many more! 🙂

  51. Butterscotch Crème Brulée sounds to die for! (Suzi)

  52. I would love to try the Double KISSES Truffles Recipe

  53. Ooohhh! I'd make the Butterscotch Crème Brulée!

  54. I would like to try the butter tarts.

  55. I would love to try the REESE'S MINI PIECES Oatmeal Cookies Recipe and the CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies Recipe!  

  56. I'd love to try the SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies because I never thought of adding SKORs to a cookie!

  57. CHIPITS Chocolate Almond Fudge Recipe

  58. I would definitely love to try the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe !

  59. REESE'S MINI PIECES Chocolate Cookies Recipe.

  60. I would like to try the REESE Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bar Recipe

  61. I would love to try the peanut butter blossoms recipe!

  62. I'd love to try the Chocolate almond fudge recipe!

  63. I would like to try the REESE'S MINI PIECES Oatmeal Cookies Recipe.

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  64. Deluxe Marble Cheesecake Yummy yumu

  65. CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits and the creme brulee

  66. I would love to try those butter tart sugar cookies.

  67. Holiday Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe

  68. I would love to make the Fudge Topped Peanut Butter Chip Blondies.

  69. The Fudgy Chocolate Truffles recipe is catching my eye so I'd love to try that!

  70. I'd like to try the Foolproof Fudge Cut-Outs Recipe – tasty and looks pretty easy and fun too 🙂

  71. I want to try the CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies Recipe

  72. i want to try Holiday Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

  73. REESE'S MINI PIECES Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe! My boys would be all over these cookies!

  74. I would love to try the REESE'S MINI PIECES Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

  75. I'd love to try making the Marshmallow Marble-Top Fudge!

  76. I would like to make the chocolate gingerbread loaf.

  77. I would really love to try the Deluxe Marbled Cheesecake Recipe – I mean..cheesecake.. =)

  78. I'd like to try this one:  CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies Recipe. Sounds good.
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  79. I like the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

  80. Thank you so much for posting the recipe.  It looks like a winner.

  81. I would love to try the recipe for CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies.

  82. I can't wait to try the Chipits Chocolate Almond Fudge recipe

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  83. I want to make chocolate truffles.

  84. I would love to try making the Reeses Mini Pieces oatmeal cookies

  85. Chocolate Almond Macaroon Bars

  86. Probably try the cheesecake thats marbled

  87. I'd like to try the Butterscotch Creme Brûlée, but them I want to try your cookies 🙂
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  88. The Chipits Chocolate Almond Fudge recipe looks really good

  89. I would like to make Peanut Butter Polka Dot Bars!!

  90. I would love to try the Holiday Chocolate Shortbread Cookies.

  91. Oh my gosh, the milk chocolate chip whoopie pies. Yes, please!

  92. I would love to try the Skors.

  93. The Chipits Chocolate Almond Fudge 

  94. Chipits SKOR Toffee Bits Shortbread Slice Cookies – my 10yo is all about the SKOR.
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  95. Love to try Chipits skor Toffee bit,The confetti brownies also look so yummy 

  96. I'd  love to try REESE'S MINI PIECES Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe.

  97. Butterscotch Crème Brulée

  98. Love your recipe. Can't wait to try it, chef! 

  99. I would love to try the toffee shortbread cookies! Those look so yummy!!

  100. i would love to attempt to make the Chocolate and Orange Meltaways Recipe

  101. I would love to try the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe!!

  102. Butterscotch Crème Brulée sounds amazing.

  103. Confetti brownies

  104. MMM – the 'Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes Recipe."

  105. I would love to try the Confetti Brownies Recipe

  106. Chocolate snowballs

  107. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  108. I have to make these over the holidays.

  109. Holiday Chocolate Shortbread

  110. I would love to try the double chocolate chip cookies 

  111. I would love to try the Butterscotch Creme Brulee!

  112. I'd love to try the Glazed Cranberry Mini-Cakes Recipe

  113. The Chipits Chocolate Almond Fudge sound good  

  114. I'd love to have 20 bags of Chipits in the house so that it's impossible for anyone to eat all of the bags before we try making a few new recipes including the sweet looking Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes!

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