I am not much of a baking person until I have a craving for some cookies, cake, or brownies and ice cream. I can make an amazing apple cinnamon muffin that was once used as currency at my husbands previous job. I had a chance try a new (to me) cookie last week by accident. On a nature hike with a moms group last week at Fort Ben Harrison State Park, we had a picnic lunch in which I brought the usual sandwich, popcorn, fruits and chips. One of the moms made a batch of cookies to share with the rest of the moms and kids. This lovely batch of cookies included chocolate chip, which were delicious, and butterscotch. I have never had butterscotch cookies and was really hesitant to try them. I decided, as we were leaving to go home, to use them as bribery for my kids and nephews later. Tip: Cookies are always great for bribing kids. The next day, some bribery ensued and the reward was these cookies. As you would have it, someone was not happy to have a cookie broken in half, which happened to be the butterscotch cookie. Tip: Choose your battles carefully. I didn’t think this was a battle I wanted to fight, so I would take one for the team and have the crumbled cookie. I loved it and then I developed a craving for one. Butterscotch cookies, you can’t have just one. I found this recipe and it is pretty tasty.
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, 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 butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Mix 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 butterscotch chips.
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.