Fresh out of the oven, Oatmeal Scotchies are an easy way to bring a smile to anyone’s face!
A universal favorite, and we don’t have nearly enough of them on Garnish with Lemon. There’s no better way to rectify that than with an old favorite, Oatmeal Scotchies. Fresh baked cookies make the house smell heavenly, bring a smile to anyone’s face and always taste better than anything you can buy. I mean really, who doesn’t love cookies? And if you don’t, I’m not sure we can be friends (although that would be mean more cookies for me!).
Oatmeal Scotchies never get the love they deserve. Chewy on the insides, crisp around the edges, they are filled with crunchy oats, butterscotch chips and cinnamon. Everything about them reminds me of fall. Pumpkin and apple shouldn’t get all the love; there’s room for everyone.
The secret to a great oatmeal scotchie? Chilling the dough after you make it. If you don’t, the cookies will spread when they bake resulting in a flat, thin cookie. Trust me and chill it. Better yet? Make a double batch. Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough, freeze it, and you can have oven fresh cookies on demand.
After all, the waiting is the hardest part.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
- 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
- 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) Butterscotch Chips
- In a small bowl combine flour, soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each. Add vanilla and mix.
- Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add oatmeal and mix. Stir in butterscotch chips. Chill dough for at least one hour or up to 3 days.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough and place on jelly roll pan two inches apart.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes, until cookie is just set around the edge. The cookies will not look done when you remove them from the oven. Let cookies sit on pan for 5 minutes and then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
- If you want a crisper cookie, bake for 9-11 minutes.
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