Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cinnamon Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

I hope you haven't forgotten all about your old pal butterscotch. When is the last time you had a "scotchie" or pudding or even a hard little butterscotch candy? Just as I thought. Poor butterscotch. He gets overlooked because of show-offs like pushy caramel and diva chocolate. Let's show butterscotch that we still love him, even though it's been ages since we've written or called. It's time to rediscover a wholesome old favorite in a classic (and easy on the budget oatmeal cookie with a new little cinnamon twist. And next time butterscotch chips are on sale, buy a few bags and keep them around.
Cinnamon Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
Estimated Cost per Batch: $2.00

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 and 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butters and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add cinnamon, powder, soda, and salt, stirring well. Add flour and then oatmeal, a little at a time. Stir in butterscotch chips. Roll cookies into generous 1 inch balls. Roll in cinnamon sugar and bake on cookie sheets for 8-10 minutes, or until puffy and light golden brown. Makes about 24 cookies.

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