My oven is on again and I decided to celebrate by making oatmeal cookies for my husband. Unfortunately, I couldn't make his favorite flavor, oatmeal raisin, because I was out of raisins. But, I did have butterscotch chips so I decided to make these instead. They seemed to leave the cookie jar at a very brisk pace, so I guess everyone liked them.
To be honest, I am often reluctant to make oatmeal cookies for my husband because it always leads to him reminiscing about his grandmother's oatmeal cookies that apparently no one can ever match. At family gatherings, this is literally a common topic of conversation. I know that they aren't really trying to make a commentary about my cookies being sub-par, but it does leave me feeling less than successful. So, I have decided to begin a quest for the best oatmeal raisin cookie ever! If you have a recipe suggestion, please let me know and I will try it out. I know that my husband and family will be willing judges.
I already know that these don't make the "grandma standard" because they don't have raisins. These are a thinner crispy, yet chewy cookie with that delicious butterscotch sweetness. Butterscotch is a favorite flavor of mine, so they are a win for me. Here is the recipe:
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
(Heat oven to 350 degrees, grease cookie sheets)
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. old fashioned oats
1 12 oz. bag butterscotch chips
Cream shortening, butter and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add the flour, soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix well. Blend in the oats. Stir in the butterscotch chips. Use teaspoon or medium cookie scoop to put on cookie sheet. Bake for 11 min. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Hope you enjoy this recipe and don't forget to share yours with me! Together we will find the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ever, just like grandma used to make! :)
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!