12 Days of Cookies! Day 6: Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

I remember being in either 7th or 8th grade and going to my friend Mary’s house and making these cookies. Who knew that there were butterscotch morsels?! Before that day I didn’t, and to think, the recipe is super easy to follow and right on the back of the bag! It always makes me wonder, because so much time has to be put into adding recipes to these packages that I think it’s important to try some of them out. Even my canned tomatoes have a recipe on them! Honestly, take a moment and look at the boxes/bags/cans your food comes in, I’m sure you’ll find something yummy to try. Now these cookies were a bit of a challenge to me because when they came out of the oven I realized that they may in fact be the flattest cookies I’ve ever made. I made have to do a bit tweaking the next time I make these and add ½ to 1 ½ cups of four to the mix, I will test it out, because too much and I’m worried they will become really dry.

Oatmeal Scotchies

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Ingredients:
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11 oz package) butterscotch flavored morsels

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine; flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Beat utter and both the sugars, eggs and vanilla in a large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, and stir in the oats and morsels. Drop rounded tbsp of dough onto ungreased baking sheets
3. Bake 7-8 minutes for chewy cookies, or 9-10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Related:
Day 1: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Day 2: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Day 3: Lemon Sugar Cookies
Day 4: Birthday Cookies
Day 5: Candy Cane Cookies
Day 7: Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Day 8: Creamsicle Cookies
Day 9: Classic Spritz Cookies
Day 10: Peppermint Chocolate Chip
Day 11: Gingerbread Cookies
Day 12: Peppermint Kiss Cookies

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12 Days of Cookies! Day 2: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

My friend Sarah is an amazing baker! She truly works wonders in the kitchen. The first time I had these cookies I had inhaled 3 without blinking. These cookies are just wonderful and I was very grateful that she shared the recipe with me. Be forewarned, this is a very sticky dough!!!!

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients:
4 tbsp butter, room temperature
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1 large banana, mashed
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl whisk together: flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside
2. In a large mixing bowl combine sugars and butter, mix until smooth. Add in vanilla extract and egg. Next add banana and mix well.
3. Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.

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20121108-101744.jpg 4. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, until golden brown. (I make small cookies so I bake for about 8-10 minutes).

P.S. Today is a friend’s birthday, and she asked me a month in advance to bake these for her today. Happy Birthday Abigail!!!

The other 11 days:
Day 1: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Day 3: Lemon Sugar Cookies
Day 4: Birthday Cookies
Day 5: Candy Cane Cookies
Day 6: Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Day 7: Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Day 8: Creamsicle Cookies
Day 9: Classic Spritz Cookies
Day 10: Peppermint Chocolate Chip
Day 11: Gingerbread Cookies
Day 12: Peppermint Kiss Cookies