Friday, November 14, 2008

Oatmeal Scotchie Bars


So I was heading to my sister-in-laws to help out with her newborn baby. I knew I wanted to make some things to take with me for dinner and snacks. I had a bag of butterscotch morsels by Nestle I wanted to use. So I made some Oatmeal Scotchies but made them in bar form and they were wonderful and the in-laws loved them as well!

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange (I used the vanilla)
3 cups quick or old fashioned oats
11 oz package of Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Preheat oven to 375.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. (I used a jelly roll pan lined with parchmant paper).

Bake cookies for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy and 9 to 10 minutes for crip cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about dozen cookies.

For bars; prepare dough as above, spread dough into prepared pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 4 dozen bars.
Me and my new nephew!