Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen!: Oatmeal Scotchies for National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Oatmeal Scotchies for National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day! How funny I never knew all these food holidays even existed until I became a foodie blogger LOL. Now anytime there is a food holiday it gives me an excuse to cook something yummy.  

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.








Yummo Good!!!!




Oatmeal Scotchies

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. Print Friendly and PDF

20 comments:

Ingrid said... #

Isn't it funny the things they'll believe? I love that about being a Mom for a very brief period I'm actually all knowning and will tell everyone so! :)

I've been blogging for a little less than a year and am learning about all these "holidays".

Not sure why but I never make cookies. My poor kiddos are cookie deprived. Your cookies look great and maybe should be my breakin recipe.
~ingrid

Ingrid said... #

Ooops, I meant THEY, the kids will tel everyone, "that their moms knows or is right"! :-)
~ingrid

Erin, Nick and Merrick said... #

I am an oatmeal cookie girl too- just w/ chocolate chips instead of butterscotch. : )

Patti said... #

Those sound so yummy!!

My favorite cookie to bake is peanut butter or snickerdoodle!

Heidi said... #

I have a bag of butterscotch chips that are just calling to be put in these cookies!

Donna-FFW said... #

I am writing this down on my calender for next year. These cookies sound marvelous. I do so enjoy this blog!!

shweetpotato said... #

I will be making these today and blogging about them :D Yayy, hubby just bought me a bag of scotchies :D I wondered what to make with them :D Carm

Ari (Baking and Books) said... #

I never knew about all the food holidays until I started blogging either! And you're right, they're an excellent excuse to make something yummy.

Love the name of these cookies! They look delicious.

Crazy About Cakes said... #

You've gotta be kidding! A national Oatmeal Cookie day??? I won't be missing it next year! The Oatmeal Scotchies look yummy.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Sorry for anyone reading the oatmeal scotchie post. I forgot to add the directions LOL. Thanks Carm for catching that. I have fixed it and added the directions, my bad.

Joan said... #

Those look great Tina, cant wait to try those.

My New 30 said... #

Ooooooo I am DEFINITELY puttin' these on my list to try!! YUMMY!!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Hey there Tina. How's it going? Love these cookies. How do you find out about the foodie holidays? I missed this one. That makes me sad because I LOVE COOKIES!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Ari I feel so honored that you stopped by and commented on my site. I love baking and books it is such a awesome site. I am dying to make that homemade coconut cream pie, I about fell out of my chair when i saw the picture.

Teresa, I just did a search for american food holiday. It will show a list according to months on all the holiday. Here is the link scroll down to view the months.
http://www.thenibble.com/fun/more/facts/food-holidays.asp

Jenn said... #

I love oatmeal cookies. I had no idea that there was such a thing as National Oatmeal Cookie Day. I guess now I know.

I've never tried it butterscotch, so this is a definite must try for me as I love butterscotch, too. =)

Melissa said... #

I've never even heard of oatmeal scotchies - I've been missing out! They sound fabulous!

~~louise~~ said... #

Some food calendar I have, I missed National Oatmeal Cookie Day! I'm saving this link and this recipe for next year!

It's funny I use to bake Oatmeal Cookies in order to add more oatmeal to the kids bellies...Now they are all grown up and they are doing the same, My daughter with the kids and my son with his dog:)

I'll have to try the butterscotch. It sounds so interesting. I use to follow the Jumbo Chocolate Chip recipe in the Quaker Oats booklet. Thanks for sharing...

Meg said... #

I love oatmeal scotchies!

Anonymous said... #

I first starting making these cookies about 11 years ago (ACK! I am so old!) for my oldest boy.

But I still love to make peanut butter cookies the best :-)

Mrs. J~

DJ said... #

I love Oatmeal Scotchies! I used to make the bars but haven't done it in years.