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September 15, 2011 / Kate

Oatmeal Chocolate Scotchie Cookies

Here’s an easy and delicious recipe to tide you over while I figure out what’s next for the blog. These are one of my most popular cookies, so popular in fact that I based a pie on them last year.

This recipe yields a moist, cakey cookie (don’t skip the fridge step!) that is decently addictive. I highly recommend pairing them with a good vanilla ice cream, then again, I highly recommend pairing most things with good ice cream. But never fear, they also have oatmeal, which totally makes them health food! Honest.


Yield: Makes about 30 cookies.

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar, medium packed
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs, 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks, beaten together
3 tsp vanilla

2 cups unbleached flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

3 cups Oats
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
6 oz butterscotch chips

Beat together the butter and sugars until creamy and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. In a separate bowl* sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the butter/sugar mixture. Then stir in the oats and chips. Wrap tightly with plastic or place in an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 5 days.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies should be pale when you remove them from the oven (just barely beginning to brown).

*Honestly, I’m usually way too lazy to use two bowls for this. Deep down I believe that basic drop cookies are a one bowl affair (the cookies pictured in this post were made with the one bowl method), but every recipe I see always uses two bowls, so, your call.



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  1. Laura DeVries / Sep 15 2011 7:28 pm

    Um, you are bringing these tomorrow, right? :-D

    • Kate / Sep 15 2011 10:04 pm

      hahah. Wait… now I have to bring cookies too?! Is this why people keep selling me swampland and bridges? Oh and, yes. :-)

  2. Eliza Man / Sep 16 2011 2:52 am

    I think that these oatmeal cookies look really fantastic! And the recipe seems also easy and the same time oatmeal is healthy! I will try them this weekend!

  3. Laura DeVries / Sep 18 2011 12:38 pm

    Cookies. So. Good. Thank you, Kate! We really need to work together more often. You are the best twin-I-never-knew-I-had EVER. :-)

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