Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oatmeal Scotchies Pan Cookies

I realize my posts lately haven't featured particularly elegant creations, but I guess I'm kind of on a sweet comfort food kick, and this falls into that category. I'm not sure if my brother Bryan created this recipe or if he just really loved to make these growing up, but these have been a family favorite for a long time. I love the combination of the butterscotch and chocolate chips and the kick of vanilla and cinnamon in the cookie, but I gotta be honest: my favorite thing about these cookies is that you put them in the pan, bake them, and you're done. Because sometimes you just need a cookie and don't feel like baking sheet after sheet. Hooray for the inventor of the bar cookie.

1 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. white sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
3 c. quick oats
1/2 pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 pkg. butterscotch morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In small bowl combine flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside. In large bowl combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in oats and chips. Spread into greased 9x13" pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve plain or topped with ice cream and chocolate, caramel, or butterscotch sauce.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I am more into the homey, delicious creations more than the elegant, fancy desserts, too. These sound wonderful, like quick blondies.