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Oatmeal Scothies

I was sitting around late this afternoon and decided that I needed to make something sweet.  The brownie mix in the cupboard just wouldn’t cut it.  So looking through our pantry I found a bag of Nestle Butterscotch chips.  There was a recipe on the back for Oatmeal Scothies that could be made into a bar cookie.  Bingo!  That was it.  I really didn’t want to make just cookies because of the constant waiting for the pan to finish cooling before putting the next batch in.   A bar cookie was perfect for the amount of time I wanted to devote to my baking.  
These cookies mixed up pretty fast and I popped them into the preheated oven for approximately 16 minutes.  They came out golden brown and the butterscotch flavor was just what I needed.  And this was a perfect and quick blog post to do.  These would be great for a Easter cookie tray. Sometimes good ideas come off the back of ingredient boxes or bags.   
Nestles Oatmeal Scothies 
  • 1 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks)  butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup  granulated sugar
  • 3/4 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.)  NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. 

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. 

BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: 
Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

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