Oatmeal Scotchies are my all time favorite cookie, so i really don't need a reason to bake them. I can eat those butterscotch chips right out of the bag. These cookies are a good way to incorporate some oatmeal into my kid's diet.
My daughter will eat oatmeal once in a great while, my youngest wont touch it even in a cookie. (its a texture thing for him). Me I love oatmeal cooked, baked or in a cookie. The oatmeal scotchie recipe is a cinch to make, the recipe is right on the back of the butterscotch chips bag.
You can bake cookies or just throw all the cookie batter into a baking pan and make bars either way they are the best oatmeal cookie around. What's your favorite cookie to bake????
Goodness cookie dough is my weakness. My Mom used to tell me every time I stuck my finger in the cookie dough bowl, that I was going to get worms from eating raw dough. When I was a kid I believed her. I'm sure it's the whole raw egg thing.
I'm adult now and seeing that I survived my childhood of cookie dough eating I know I am not going to keel over and die. Now when I make oatmeal scotchie cookie dough, I tell my kids the same thing and they believe me just like I used to believe my mother. ~grins~ I only tell them that so I can have the cookie dough to myself. Shh they haven't caught on yet.
1 1/4 - cups all-purpose flour
1 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1/2 - teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 - cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 - cup granulated sugar
3/4 - cup packed brown sugar
2 - large eggs
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
3 - cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) Nestle Butterscotch Flavored Chips
Preaheat oven to 375° F. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies.
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
PAN COOKIE VARIATION:
Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.