A holiday baking favorite – Oatmeal Scotchies!

It’s December 4! Do you know what that means? Not only is it exactly THREE WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS (can you tell I’m excited?) … but it’s also National Cookie Day!

That’s right, National Cookie Day. Who makes up these bizarre holidays? Who knows. Do I care? Not if it means I can celebrate with baking and eating cookies!

In honor of the holiday, I’m sharing with you a recipe that we make every year at Christmas – Oatmeal Scotchies (or Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies).

butterscotch oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Here’s what you need:

  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (as usual, I used 1/2 cup Egg Beaters)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking or regular rolled oats , uncooked
  • 1-3/4 cups (one traditional 11 oz. pkg.) Butterscotch Chips

Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat  your oven to 370 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. I used Pam.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
  3. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt — slowly stir into the creamed mixture. Beat until well blended.
  5. Fold in oats and butterscotch chips and mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto your cooking sheets.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. If you prefer your cookies chewy, cook around 8. For crunchier cookies you may need 10-11 minutes.
  7. Cool on wire racks.

butterscotch oatmeal cookies cooling off

Enjoy! For some extra deliciousness, add a few chocolate chips to the batter when you have a little left and share those with your chocolate lover friends.

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