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.
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