Saturday, 20 September 2014

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

I love these cookies. My kids love these cookies, too. They freeze well, they're quick and easy to put together and safe to send to school(no nuts). They don't last long in my house. Made from simple, basic ingredients, these cookies are a staple in my freezer.

Make them soft and chewy or crispy, however you prefer. Just increase the baking time a bit for a crispier cookie. My family likes their cookies soft and chewy.

They are really easy to make. Watch my 11 year old make them on you tube.

Like most cookies, start by combining room temperature butter and the sugar. In this case it's both white and brown sugar. Mix with an electric mixture for 2 or 3 minutes until lit is well combined and the colour lightens a bit. This technique is called creaming.

Next, add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture

Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Or do like I do and just add these ingredients to the bowl. Mix gently on low speed to just combine.
Add the butterscotch chips, mix to just combine.

Drop by tablespoon onto an unbaked baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

 Let the cookies sit on the hot pan for a minute or two then remove them to a cooling rack. Repeat the process. Make sure that you let the baking pan cool before you drop more cookie dough onto it.

Dip the cookie in the batter! Brilliant!

Seth approved. He likes his quality control job.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

1cup room temperature butter
1/2 granulated sugar
1cup brown sugar, packed
1teaspoon vanilla
2cups all purpose flour
2cups oatmeal, large flake
1 teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
 1/2teaspoon salt
2cups butterscotch chips

Combing the butter and sugars in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugars. Start on low speed and gradually increasing to high speed for 2 or 3 minutes until well mixed. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix on low until just combined. Add butterscotch chips. Mix briefly, to combine all. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 8-10 minutes until they are golden brown.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies
They freeze very well, if they make it to the freezer that is.

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