Cold Minnesota Sundays are always a good time to bake! Rather than laying around and longing for the warm Sunday mornings we would stroll to our neighborhood farmer’s market to get coffee and mini donuts the Lil Diva and I decided to bake some cookies. That and with the high temp of the day being a bazillion below zero I wanted any excuse to have the oven on
After taking inventory of what we had in the house we decided on Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies. My all time favorite cookie has to be Oatmeal chocolate chip, but with no one willing to leave the house and experience frozen nose hairs we decided to make do with the butterscotch chips we found in the back of the pantry. I rarely try to “healthify” any of my favorite desserts unless I know it absolutely maintains it’s goodness but I do make these using whole wheat flour as it doesn’t change the deliciousness of them one bit!
I barely had enough oatmeal for this recipe but they still turned out pretty tasty.
They paired wonderfully with a glass of milk.
Just as we were finishing up THIS GUY woke up from his nap, just in time to enjoy the goodies. Yes he already had one haircut in his life, I can’t bring my self to cut it again before summer!
AND for the recipe:
adapted from Quick Meals for Healthy Kids and Busy Parents by Sandra K Nissenberg, Margaret Bogie and Audrey Wright
1 cup butter softened
3/4 cup sugar, white
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
dash of salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 cups uncooked oats
1 cup butterscotch chips (if I were using chocolate chips I would toss in another 1/4 cup)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Blend while adding half the flour at a time. Blend well. Add oats and butterscotch chips. Mix well. Drop spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10minutes. Let cool and ENJOY!
Ok I lied I barely let mine cool since a warm gooey cookie is so delicious!