When we think of Valentine’s Day we often focus on foods that are pink and red, but in reality sometimes just the small and simple things really let someone know you care – like making a batch of their favorite cookies. The Oatmeal Scotchies are my son’s favorite; he had a Sunday School teacher who would bring these cookies for the class. After he moved away my son would always rave about them being the best cookies in the world. For years he asked me to get the recipe, so finally I decided to surprise him for his birthday. I contacted the teacher’s daughter to see if she had his recipe. She just laughed and said, “it’s on the back of the Nestle Butterscotch chips!” Who knew it would be that easy!
Easy or not, these classic cookies are a real treat and still his favorite. This is one you’ll want to keep at the top of your baking list.
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.) Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
Who doesn’t love fresh-baked cookies?
Recipe from Nestle