I do so love cookies. There are so many choices these days and I like trying the new flavor combinations, but I always go back to the classics. My favorites will remain chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle and these tasty oatmeal scotchies.
Unlike most other classic cookies, I don’t think I have ever seen an oatmeal scotchie in a bakery or mass produced. Maybe that is what makes them extra special. You have to put the love in them and make them from scratch.
I suppose that is why many younger people have never heard of them. What is this world coming to, a childhood without oatmeal scotchies?! Luckily my children will not be deprived of this tasty gem!
Sean and Ewan even helped me make these. Ok, by “help” I mean they squeezed the dough onto the cookie sheet. They also “helped” themselves to some cookie dough while I was trying to take a photograph! I wouldn’t trade it though, I baked cookies with my mom and now my boys get that same experience. It is a struggle though when all the guys are home…my husband is a cookie dough monster and the boys too so I get fewer cookies baked with them in the house! Hope you enjoy as much as we all did!
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. flour
3 c. oats
1 pkg.(11 oz.) butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with Silpat or parchment paper.
Cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients, salt through oats. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter mixture. Stir well until combined. Add the butterscotch chips and mix in.
Place generous spoonfuls of the dough on cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
Yields 4 1/2+ dozen
This sounds like a very delicious and healthy recipe. I would love to try it. My kids love cookies very much. I haven’t posted so many cookie recipes in my blog. I always find them so difficult to photograph so I have so many pending posts waiting for photos. Thanks for sharing this and wish you a fabulous weekend.
Good luck with all your posts. I need to get a supply of drafts so I have things to post when I get too busy. Lately I haven’t even had time to photograph things, too hard with three demanding starving boys in the house! I love cookies even though they don’t photograph very well. They are easy to make, packable for lunches, small treat and freeze well. I really like to have a stash of cookies in my freezer for “emergencies”!
I have learnt something new from you. You mean cookies can be frozen? I only freeze cakes and muffins and bread etc. I have never frozen cookies. Thanks so much for letting me know..It’s amazing the little tips one learns from other bloggers. Thanks again for the tip!
Glad you learned something new! In my house I have to watch out for the cookie monsters. My husband likes to eat cookies frozen and Jack recently found my stash in the kitchen freezer! I try to only put them in the garage now or when I go to get one they may be gone. Enjoy the week!
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