There's a debate whether Butterscotch Spoonnoodles are cookies or candy.
It seems more like a candy to me - butterscotch-coated pecans and chow mein noodles ingredients dropped onto waxed paper.
This recipe has been passed down through my family and always called a cookie, though, but we'll compromise and call it both.
I make these 'cookies' occasionally throughout the year, but mainly at Christmas. I love the combination of flavors and often use fresh pecans from our own trees (eight of them in our front yard). The best thing is that sweet/salty combination.
It's hard to stop eating them. Butterscotch Spoonnoodles are quite addictive.
This recipe has been in our family forever and I'm not sure how or when they got their unique name. It's cute, though, and fun to say.
This has to be my favorite cookie/candy hands down and I've never seen it published anywhere else. Although it has chow mein noodles in it, it's not the haystack that you're used to.
Honey is the ingredient that really kicks it up a notch and gives the butterscotch a sweet richness that is just heavenly. They're chewy, crunchy, buttery, sweet and salty.
Years ago I submitted them to the Good Morning America cookie contest and was runner-up. *Pat on back*
Fairly easy to stir together, Butterscotch Spoonnoodles are tops on my good stuff list.
I think you'll really like these unusual little 'cookies.' Er, candies.
- 2 Cups chow mein noodles
- 1 Cup coarsely chopped nuts
- ⅓ Cup honey
- ¼ Cup sugar
- 2 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 package, (6 oz or 1 Cup) butterscotch morsels
- Combine the chow mein noodles and nuts in a medium bowl; set aside. Combine honey, sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt in saucepan and bring to full boil over moderate heat, stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat and add butterscotch morsels. Stir until melted and smooth. Pour over noodles and nuts, mix gently until coated. (Careful - the mixture is hot.) Drop by tablespoon onto wax paper.
Tips and Stuff:
Be patient after adding the morsels to the hot honey/butter sauce. It may take a few minutes to get the mixture smooth.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g