Grandma’s Oatmeal Scotchies
Before I went all AWOL on Chicago, I stayed with my parents for 10 days (everything else had moved without me to Florida, but I still had to finish out the school year). I raided the storage closet in my dad’s office where he had kept a small recipe box and a massive/bulging binder full of recipes that my grandmother made throughout the years.
I’ve always wanted to try out so many of her recipes but have never had the time…
Now I do. So this is the result….
Like any dutiful cookie you must begin with softened butter.
Add in a little brown suga suga…
That wasn’t a personal endearment; don’t get any ideas.
Begin creaming the two together.
Until it looks like this…
In a separate bowl, crack your eggs.
Then add them into to your butter/ sugar mixture.
Mix some more.
In a bowl, combine your dry ingredients.
Join the wet and dry ingredients into a marriage that we call: Cookie dough.
It should be creamy and smooth.
Now add in the OATmeal.
And more OATmeal…
Until it is all in the mixer.
Make sure your chips and utensils match in color.
Otherwise these probably won’t come out right.
This is the good kind of folding. Not laundry, not towels…
For an added twist, shake things up by adding some orange extract to the dough.
Just trust me on this.
Thanks, I’m glad we have arrived at this point in our relationship
Using a tablespoon, gather up some dough.
And spoon it out onto a baking sheet.
Try not to lick your fingers; that would be unsanitary…
Bake till they get lightly golden and a bit crispy around the edges.
Move to a cooling rack.
Eat, preferably with milk.
Now go find your inner 1950’s bad self and make these.
- 1 cup of Butter
- 1½ cups Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 3 cups Oatmeal
- 1, 12 oz. Butterscotch Chips
- ½ tsp. Orange Extract
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixer, combine softened butter and brown sugar. Mix until creamy.
- Add in the eggs and continue to mix.
- In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and blend.
- Blend in the oatmeal.
- Fold in the orange extract and butterscotch chips.
- Using a tablespoon, spoon the dough onto a baking sheet. Keep them about 2" apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden.
- Remove from oven and allow them to fully cool before eat (well eat at least one warm...)