Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My favorite cookie

Excluding the holidays (they just don't count), my all-time favorite cookie has to be Oatmeal Scotchies.  Also known as butterscotch oatmeal, these little cookies are amazing.  They're basically just like oatmeal raisin cookies.. but with butterscotch chips instead of raisins. Yummy :)  Of all the cookies I bake, these definitely are the most preferred among my friends and family.  They're really unexplainable.. you just have to try one for yourself.

So here is the recipe.

Oatmeal Scotchies

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. Salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 butterscotch flavored chips

Preheat oven to 375F
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt 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 chips.  Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies; 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

In case you accidentally forget it, you can also find the recipe on the back of any Nestle Tollhouse Butterscotch Morsel package :)



  1. Meg I love your oatmeal scotchies.... you gave me the recipe and they turned out to be super delicious. All of my friends thought they were great. And.. my mom really loved them :)I've tried some other cookies too, but those are also, by far, my favorite!!!!!

  2. Megan, I work with your mom at SRP. I think I have gained 20 pounds because of your baking. These are my favorite BY FAR. I'm just NOW gaining my freshman 15--20 ok more like 25.