Monday, September 8, 2014

Butter-Scotchies

This one is included from Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke even though I really don't like butterscotch morsels because I think this would be great with chocolate chips and end up similar to mom's Cowboy Cookies!  Yummmmm...

Ingredients
1 cup butter (2 sticks, ½ pound—melted)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white (granulated) sugar
2 eggs—beaten (just beat them up in a glass with a fork)
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour (don’t sift—pack it down in the cup)
2 cups butterscotch chips (an 11-ounch package will do just fine)
1 ½ cups rolled oats (uncooked oatmeal—I used Quaker’s Quick 1-Minute rolled oats)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., rack in the middle position.
Melt the butter in large microwave-safe bowl. (About 90 seconds on HIGH.)
Add the sugars and let it cool a bit.
Then add the beaten eggs, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.
Mix in the flour and then the butterscotch chips.
Add the rolled oats and mix in thoroughly.
Let the dough rest, uncovered, for 10 minutes to allow the butter to solidify.
You can either drop this dough by rounded teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a sheet, or roll the dough in balls with your hands and place them on the cookie sheet, pushing them down just a bit so they won’t roll off on their way to the oven. (I prefer rolling the dough balls—the cookies turn out nice and round.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.
These freeze really well if you roll them in foil and put them in a freezer bag.
Yield: This recipe makes approximately 8 to 9 dozen cookies, depending on cookie size.
Hannah’s Note: Mother’s friend Carrie just loves these when I use one cup of butterscotch chips and one cup of milk chocolate chips.
My Note:  I think it would be good with all chocolate chips or chocolate chips and cherry chips.

Fluke, Joanne (2008-01-01). Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries) . Kensington Publishing Corp. Kindle Edition. 

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