Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oatmeal Scotchies By: Lindsey

This is a recipe off the back of the Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Morsels bag. can just buy that and make these if you would like. I was told by my friend the the recipe for these off of the Hershey's butterscotch morsels bag is better. However, my pregnant self was craving them and I was at Target. Target only had the Nestle kind. They are so good. And easily addicting!

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup(2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups(11 oz. pkg.) NESTLE(or Hersheys) Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Preheat oven to 375 F
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chew cookies. 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies.
* Makes about 4 dozen cookies*

*Make sure the butter is only softened. Mine was melted completely which made my dough soupy. My second batch of cookies were better because I let the dough sit which made it thicken. Also...Make the scoops of dough SMALL. Mine were too big and my cookies fell apart easily. Good thing they were only for my family. :)*