Saturday, May 18, 2013

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Things are proceeding apace here in the land of don't eat, won't eat and make me. I've been at my daughter's for several days now and cooking for elves rather than my gentle giant. So far, so good. It appears that no one will starve while I 'm in charge of the kitchen and hopefully my daughter will be able to reclaim her apron within a week or two. In addition to the stuff that's good for you, we've been making lots of cookies, including tonight's feature, which is a very special oatmeal cookie that we made to celebrate  the Silver Fox's birthday. He was unable to make the trip with me, so it was a long distance celebration The highlight of the evening was our youngest grandson, now just three, taking the phone to inform his grandfather that, "she's sleeping with me tonight." These cookies are easy to make, but you may want to cut back on the ingredients. The recipe, which comes from Taste of Home magazine, makes a lot of cookies. If you enjoy oatmeal cookies, I think you'll really like these. They are chewy and the addition of butterscotch chips gives the a real flavor boost. Here's the recipe.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Taste of Home Baking Cookbook

1 cup butter, softened
6 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening
1-2/3 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
2-1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) In a very large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and pecans.
3) Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen cookies.

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kitchen flavours said...

Hi Mary,
Your grandkids must be keeping you busy, and I'm sure that you are enjoying every minute of it! These cookies looks great, perfect with a glass of milk and some chatty company too! :)
Happy Birthday to Silver Fox!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Ginny Hartzler said...

These look so good, a bit crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

Alessandra said...

Cooking for grandchildren? Is your daughter away? Hope everything is good.


Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

These cookies look ridiculously delicious, I love the flavour :D


SallyBR said...

Loved the "land of don't eat, won't eat, and make me" :-) Reminds me of my own childhood, and how tough I was on my Mom

I love oatmeal cookies, and I love anything butterscotch, so I should try these cookies, although I'd probably cut the recipe in half.

Nice post, and very nice thought of the day... ;-)

Anonymous said...

sounds like you're having a wonderful time, i hope all is well with your daughter, my husband is called the silver fox by all my friends,I always smile when you call your fella that, these sound good and I think would be a winner in our house,

Joanne said...

I think these cookies would be winners even amongst the pickiest eaters!!

Velva said...

The cookies rock! The elves are loving them no doubt.


Vicki Bensinger said...

I'm a sucker for cookies and these look like ones I could easily devour. It seems I always have a batch at home. I'll make these next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

David said...

Mary, Butterscotch in an oatmeal cookie...what a great concept! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

From the Kitchen said...

I believe a glass of cold milk and a few of these cookies would be a healthy breakfast! I hope your daughter is doing well and that you are enjoying the grandchildren.


Merisi said...

Love how your little grandson has his priorities straight! ;-)

Note to myself: Try to not read Mary's blog when you are lusting for something sweet!

Kat said...

Yummy cookies, Mary. I love butterscotch. Have a wonderful weekend.

decocinasytacones said...

The cookies look great!. I could be ready for a bite.
Hope you have a great week!!

Claudia said...

That's a comforting cookie! Good for all ages. How was the night with the little one? Happy Birthday to the Silver Fox!

Needful Things said...

Hmm.. I wonder if these would work with peanut butter chips?
Enjoy your grandkids!

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