It is now…4 days until Christmas.

I have bought a total of 3 presents, for people’s birthdays. Not even for Christmas.

Does this make me seem like a Scrooge?

I am ready for Christmas, I promise. Ready for Christmas tunes, twinkling lights, the smell of a real tree in the house, the blinking wreath over my parent’s fireplace, and cozy nights inside with friends and family.

This Christmas is going to be legendary.

All of my family will be home this year – both my sisters, our cousins, and family friends. It’s going to be a pretty epic reunion, I think. It’s been a while since we’ve all been home at the same time, and I can’t wait to sit around telling the same stories we always tell and crying from laughing too hard.

I wish you all could be there with us, because my family is pretty hilarious.

Between ridiculous stories from our kid years to new things our parents say or do to make us question their sanity…it’s always a fun time.

But since you can’t be there, crying along with us, I hope your holiday is filled with more laughter than you thought possible. Holidays shouldn’t be stuffy and serious. Holidays should be way too loud, chock full of too much butter and sugar, and a reason to have pie – or cookies –  for breakfast.

PS: Happy Birthday to my sister Tiffany and my brother-in-law Adam!! These cookies are for you.


Browned Butter, Butterscotch, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes: 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Place butter in saucepan and heat, over medium low, until butter is melted.
  2. Cook butter on medium until it is browned and smells rich and toasty. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir sugars and vanilla into browned butter.
  4. Pour sugar mixture into large bowl and let it sit 10 minutes.
  5. While the butter and sugar are cooling, whisk the flours, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  6. Blend eggs, one at a time, into the butter and sugar mixture.
  7. Add the flour mixture, a little at a time, until all of the flour is incorporated.
  8. Fold in the butterscotch and chocolate chips.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to chill.
  10. When the oven is hot, drop dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake at 375 10-12 minutes or until golden around the edges.


  1. I want these in my tummy right now, the combination of browned butter, chocolate and butterscotch is just too much!

  2. I almost made browned butter cookies yesterday! The taste so much better than regular chocolate chippers! Hope you have a FABULOUS Christmas with your family :)

  3. Love the addition of butterscotch… and I’ve yet to try cookies with brown butter! YUM!

  4. Four more days?! Geeezzz. And these look amazing :)

  5. I agree! Holidays should be fun and filled with laughter! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. :)

  6. yummmm! These look great. Happy Holidays!

  7. I’m just gonna let you pop these into my mouth like popcorn. Cool? Cool.

  8. That was my year last year so I can definitely relate. It sounds like though with all your family coming home it shouldn’t be too hard to finally get in the holiday mood.

    P.S. Was that you I saw on Dr. Oz?

    • Yes, it was!! Sorry I’m just now responding – I didn’t see this comment come in!

  9. What? We say things to make you question our sanity? Can’t wait till Friday!

  10. Your mom’s comment is priceless.

  11. another fabulous cookie recipe!!

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