Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies2It’s no secret how much we love our cookies here in the Pennies household.  I wish I could tell you how many variations I have bookmarked, but I simply can’t count past my ten fingers.  😉  When we want a quick and easy dessert, cookies are usually the way we go.

Often, I get the itch to try one of the new recipes waiting for me on that long “cookies to try” list, and then get disappointed when I finally choose one only to find out that I do not have all of the ingredients on hand.  Then, there are the other ones that I skip over because they seem too simple and basic, so I save them for a day when I’m tired or in a hurry and just need a formula that doesn’t require much thinking.  This is how I came to finally try these Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies.  Ben’s brother was coming to town for a weekend visit, so I figured it’s always good to have cookies available for brothers to inhale together as they play mindless hours of killing zombies on Xbox, right?

Oatmeal Butterscotch CookiesIn all honesty, it was Ben who insisted that cookies were made before his bro arrived.  He requested the Peanut Butter M&M Cookies, but I wanted to use it as an opportunity to check off one of those bookmarked recipes, too.  At the same time, it was late and I was tired, so I knew I had to pick from one of those simple and basic recipes.  I’m glad I was finally shoved into trying these cookies.  Oatmeal cookies need to be just perfect in order for me to thoroughly enjoy them.  Sometimes they are too overpowered with spices, or turn out completely dry.  I was surprised with how good these were, and how chewy they stood.  This usually hearty cookie turned more delicate with the addition of the butterscotch chips.

The first time I made these, I followed Pam’s exact recipe which I later realized was a half version of the original’s.  We plowed through them, so the next time I made them I doubled Pam’s formula to make the full batch, which is the recipe I’m giving you below.  You’ll be tempted to add chocolate chips, but promise me you’ll try them at least one time with only the butterscotch.  I think you, too, will be surprised.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 375˚F.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.  In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until blended.  Stir in the oats and butterscotch chips.  Drop by tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges just begin to brown.

Source: For the Love of Cooking, originally from AllRecipes

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  1. Oo I love how the combination of oatmeal and butterscotch sounds!

  2. Oh…my favorite cookie. My dad used to make these when I was little. They are better known in my house as Oatmeal Scotchies. This is pretty much the recipe off the bag of Nestle butterscotch chips, with slightly less butter and chips. 🙂

  3. I love oatmeal cookies but I hate butterscotch, but I’ll give it a go because I have yet to have a bad recipe from you.

  4. I loved this combination as a kid too. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  5. Made these this morning — wow, delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Chewy cookies are the best and the oatmeal butterscotch combo sounds fabulous! These are going on my to-bake list. 🙂

  7. Donna Tucker says:

    These are the best cookies I made them one day an all my family loves them even the ones that don’t eat sweets. One of my granddaughter’s bought me the ingredient’s for Christmas so we could make them together.

  8. I made these for our fair workers and they were gone in no time! Super easy and delish!

  9. I make these about once a month and they are gone the same day. I even doubled the recipe and still gone the same day. Between my family and the neighbors that smell the sweet smell they have no hope. Thank you for the recipe.

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