Classic Oatmeal Scotchies

"C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me!" I can't help but sing this old song when I start baking up cookies! I am a cookie fanatic! I love that they are portable. I love that I can add whatever mix-ins I want. I love that there is built in portion control... unless I choose to eat a whole dozen of these Oatmeal Scotchies! 
This is one of those recipes I wrote down long ago on a sheet of notebook paper and tucked into my trusty recipe box. I pull it out from time to time, when I want something other than chocolate in my cookies. Classic Oatmeal Scotchies are always a good choice when trying to decide what kind of cookie to make. Let's face it, I'd much rather make up a batch of these at home than fill the cookie jar with store-bought cookies loaded with ingredients I can't even pronounce.
Here's what you need: butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, oats, and butterscotch chips.
Start by creaming together the butter and sugars. Add in the eggs and then vanilla.
Next, mix in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Finally, stir in oats and butterscotch chips. Do your best not to eat all the dough before you bake it ;-)
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking mat or parchment-lined cookie sheet.  
Bake for 7-8 minutes, until light golden brown. Alternately, you could spread the dough into a jelly roll pan and bake for 18-22 minutes, then cut into bars.
Cool completely on wire rack, drinking in the delicious buttery sweet aroma!
Classic Oatmeal Scotchies

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cup butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar, beating until fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, and then oats. Finally, stir in butterscotch chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheet or one lined with a baking mat or parchment paper. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until lightly golden. (For bars, place the dough into a lightly greased jelly roll pan and bake for 18-22 minutes.)
There is something so wonderful and simple about Oatmeal cookies. It almost doesn't even matter what you put in them. What kind of mix-ins do you put with your oatmeal cookies? Are you a raisin fan or are you more like my family where chocolate is king?
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  1. Oh they look delicious! Chewy or crispy….count me in!

  2. Oooh, these look so good. I haven't had this kind of cookie in one long time. :-)

  3. I love oat biscuit, these look delicious, pinning. Diane @Mrs U Makes


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