Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cookie of the Week- Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies!

I don't have a picture of this one either. The pictures just didn't do this cookie justice. I'm also sorry that this is a day late, I've had a crazy week! But I have been enjoying doing the cookie of the week that I now plan on doing it through to the new year. Then I will see if I'm burned out by then.

Last weekend Adam and I had one on one time with each kid. We never get to do that anymore, and D had a fit when daddy left her with mommy. How dare he! So I spent that time with each kid making cookies. D and I made the Peanut Butter Gluten Free cookies, and L went fishing with daddy for the first time. He was so proud, L got 3 nibbles, and daddy got none. And then we switched. Daddy and D went to feed the geese at Notre Dame and L and I made Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies. I got this recipe on the back of a generic package of butterscotch chips a few years ago, and I liked it so much it became a staple in our house.

Both of my kids LOVE to bake with me, but what I have realized these last few weeks, is that it is too hard to do with both at the same time. D doesn't mind helping to dump the ingredients into the bowl, but L has discovered that there is measuring that comes before hand, and he wants to be apart of that. He loves to crack the eggs on the side of the bowl, and he loves to help me pack the brown sugar into the measuring cup. He asks excitedly after each ingredient, "So mom, what's next!" I have even showed them how to scoop, scrape, and squeeze with an ice cream scoop to make even sized cookies. They also know that the oven is very hot, and to not touch, even if it's not on.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1 bag butterscotch chips
2 cups oats

Preheat the oven to 350. Cream together the butter, sugar, and eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 min.

Pretty easy huh? These come out nice and chewy and not too crunchy. Perfect!


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