How to Make the Best Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Want to Make the Best Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies?
While I haven't been cooking for years, I have still enjoyed the practice of swapping recipes from time to time. Sometimes your given a dud, whereas other times you receive a real gem. This recipe has been one of those gems, and these cookies are the BEST!
I have gone to parties and sporting events and just about every time, those who have tried my oatmeal butterscotch cookies have begged for the recipe. After years of exchanging this recipe, I have decided to publish it online for others to enjoy. After all, I can't keep such a treat a secret.
This recipe makes over 60 cookies minus some cookie dough that tends to not make it to the oven. With 60 plus cookies you should have enough for any party or get-together. So please enjoy and if you have any comments, please share in the comment section at the end. Or better yet, if you have any suggestions on changes to the recipe, I always love a good recommendation.
Step 1: Assemble the Ingredients
Now, the first thing you need to do is make sure you've got all the ingredients. We've all had that moment where you start making the recipe and ugh.....you realize you are missing a key ingredient! So let's skip that experience altogether and start by making sure that all ingredients are present and accounted for:
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening ( I use butter )
1/2 cup milk
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour ( all purpose flour )
2 cups oatmeal
1 bag of butterscotch chips
Step 2: PreHeat the Oven
STOP!!! Before you do anything else preheat the oven. This is the one thing I forget the most and as a result I get hungry and eat the cookie dough. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and save yourself the trouble.
Step 3: Mix in all Dry Ingredients - Try not to eat all the Butterscotch chips ;)
Now it's time to mix. Start by mixing the dry ingredients together in one bowl. Make sure you mix then good so you don't get a mouth full of flour. The dry ingredients are:
Step 4: Mix in all wet Ingredients
Now we will mix all the wet ingredients into another bowl. We want to mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separate, so that the butter and eggs get beaten together before being added to the solid mixture of step 3. So the wet ingredients are:
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Step 5: Mix All Ingredients Together
Next we will mix all the ingredients together in one bowl. This is the best part, because the cookie dough is done and you can lick the beater whisks. YUM!
Step 6: Put Them on the Cooking Sheet and into the Oven - Don't forget to lick the spoon.
Put about twelve one tablespoon drops of cookie dough one each sheet. Next put the cookies in the oven for about 10 minuets, and let cool on a cooling rack before putting away.
P.S. Don't forget to lick the spoon
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Step 7: Bon Apetite! - Enjoy the spoils of war
Finally the cookies are done. Time to eat. Take these to a party or just have them at home to eat.