Oatmeal Scotchies

For those of us moms whose children go to school, the best conversations are had at drop off and pick up times.   You moms out there know what I mean, right?  Well, this cookie started as a conversation at school.  A mommy-friend, Jennifer said she just had the best cookie of her life, these oatmeal butterscotch cookies.

After weeks of prodding, I finally broke down and decided to give them a try.  The recipe is very easily found on the back of the Nestle butterscotch chips bag.  This was actually my first time ever buying and using butterscotch chips.

These cookies came out beautifully crunchy on the edges and chewy in the middle.  The smooth and toasty butter flavor paired well with the nutty oatmeal texture.

The only alteration I made to the recipe was using 2 1/2 cups of oatmeal instead of 3.

Give it a try and see if it sparks a conversation at your kids’ school!!


Oatmeal Scotchies

From Nestle Toll House


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

2 ½  cups quick or old-fashioned oats

1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) butterscotch chips

Preheat 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.


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