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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Oatmeal Scotchies

Oatmeal Scotchies

Hi everybody :)
I been kind of on a mini blog vacation because of all this HOT weather we been having here...
I have a surprise for you; my daughter is guest posting today!
Her name is Patrina, and she recently started her own blog. 
So without further ado, Patrina.

Hi, Patrina speaking.  I'm using a different font (and purple because purple is awesome).  I guess my mom's recipe blog inspired me to create a blog of  my own.  Since I couldn't decide on a niche, I created a blog of random things (random thoughts, ways I've tried to make money online, giveaways I've entered, deals I've found online, etc.) 

[Updated hyperlink on 12/08/2021 to link to my newly formed expermental cooking blog, Trina Marie's Recipes! Check it out.]

The other day, I was craving something (anything!) sweet.  My mom keeps a lot of different baking chips (chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, etc.) in the freezer or pantry.  I found an interesting recipe on the butterscotch chip bag and decided to try it.

Oatmeal Scotchies
Makes about 4 dozens cookies or 4 dozens bars
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cups (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups rolled oats or quick oats
1 2/3 cups (11 oz.pkg.)Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine first set of dry ingredients in a large bowl with a wire whisk.

In a mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, blend well.

Stir in flour/oat mixture with morsels until combined.

Drop rounded tablespoon of dough on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 7- 8 minutes for chewy cookies; 9 - 10 minutes for crisp cookies.

Remove and allow to cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely before storing them in a cookie jar with a loose lid.

For Bar Cookies: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread dough into prepared pan. Bake 18 - 20 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. 

What I Did and/or Think:
I mostly followed the original recipe, except I did not measure the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, or vanilla.  I just poured them in until it looked about right.  I also used margarine and did not add the full 2 sticks.

These cookies were amazing!  I loved them, and would definitely make them again.  If anything, they were maybe too sweet; I had a sugar rush from eating too many.

I love both butterscotch (sometimes to the point of secretly eating a couple of chips out of the bag...) and oatmeal, but I've never tried them together.  
ENJOY! Come again....

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