oatmeal scotchies


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Oatmeal scotchies

When I started transitioning my recipe book from high plains to high altitude, my mother’s oatmeal scotchies were high on the list to be converted first.

The recipe below is simple and works great whether you’re somewhere in the Midwest or living high in the Rockies.

More brown sugar than white sugar keeps them soft and a little bit more flour allows for them to rise and stay even after they’ve cooled. The combo of cinnamon and butterscotch is simply perfection but feel free to get adventurous and mix half butterscotch, half chocolate chips and maybe even some dried cranberries!

I also use half of the dough to bake and put the other half of the dough in a labeled (temperature and time to bake) plastic baggie to store in the freezer for a later oatmeal scotchie craving…

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup  butter/margarine, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg (optional)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups of quick oats
  • 1 bag of butterscotch chips

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat softened butter and both the brown sugar and white sugar. Beat with a mixer until well blended.

Add your 2 eggs and vanilla. Beat again until well mixed.

In a separate, smaller bowl add your flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix together with a whisk.

Add half of your dry mix into the large bowl with the butter, sugar and egg mixture (the wet mix). Beat well with your mixer until combined, then add the remaining dry mix. Beat again until it’s all incorporated.

You’ll need a sturdy wooden spoon for the last part of this! Pour in 3 cups of quick oats and a bag of butterscotch chips and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Scoop out spoonfuls onto a baking sheet that’s covered with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or just until the edges are golden brown. They’ll finish nicely while they cool on the pan. Store in an airtight container. These warm up nicely in the microwave as well!

Now, I think I’ll pour myself a Maker’s and enjoy a couple of these!


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