Friday Feast: Oatmeal Scotchies
Every time I use butterscotch in a recipe, I think about JD’s birthday, our senior year in college (circa 2003), when JD, Jordan, Nate and I drove down to Atlanta for the Belle & Sebastian concert (which was awesome) and drove back to Nashville that night. (The concert was on a Sunday, and we had to get back for class… well, Nate and I did.) It was so fun, but we were all really sleepy on the way home. So, I gave everyone in the car butterscotch Lifesavers to stay awake. Ahh… sweet memories of college.
The other night, I was recalling this story to JD while making today’s Friday Feast: Oatmeal Scotchie cookies. It was a nice moment of nostalgia. Until, in JD-like fashion, he remembers the correct version of the story: “Uh, Kate, those were butter-RUM lifesavers.” Ok, my bad. But, I still think of that story when I eat butterscotch. Butterscotch, butter-rum, same thing…
Anyway, bookmark this recipe… it’s a good one. I’ve had these Oatmeal Scotchie cookies at Fido, my favorite coffee shop here in Nashville, but these are… well, they’re way better.
Update: I brought these into work this morning, and my boss just came into my office and said, “These are AMAZING.” In boss terms, I think that translates into, “You can go home early today.”
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8-12 minutes
Cleanup time: 8 minutes
Ingredients1 c. all-purpose flour
1 measuring tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
1 (12 oz.) pkg. Nestle Toll House butterscotch flavored morsels (2 c.)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
- In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract; beat until creamy.
- Gradually add flour mixture.
- Stir in oats and Nestle Toll House butterscotch flavored morsels.
- Drop by level measuring tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes for chewier cookies, 9-10 minutes for crisper cookies.