September 21, 2011

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

I love baking. The smell, the taste, the whole process is something I thoroughly enjoy. I'm lucky that my five-year-old loves to help me bake and cook and is becoming a great kitchen helper. However, he is also very vocal about his likes and dislikes. Oatmeal cookies fall into his dislike category. The spices in regular oatmeal cookies aren't among his favorites and he will rarely eat them. A couple of years back my mother-in-law gave me a recipe for Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies, which my five-year-old actually loves and I make pretty frequently. This is the recipe.
  •  1 1/2 C Flour ( I use all-purpose)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 C. Instant Oats
  • 1 C Shortening ( normally just use unsalted butter)
  • 1 C Brown Sugar
  • 1 C White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
Combine flour, soda, salt and cinnamon, set aside. Cream sugars and shortening. Add eggs and beat mixture. Add oats and flour mixture. Roll into balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 325 degree for 15 minutes.

These cookies have a slightly crunchy texture. They have less spice than a lot of other oatmeal cookie recipes and the addition of the brown sugar is delicious. An easy and tasty cookie recipe.

Adapted from a family friend's recipe. 
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