Here’s my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe… I makes my heart sing with joy! I simply love to make it, love to eat it… and most of all, love to give it to my dad. You see, he was the inspiration for this great recipe. Love you dad! For Cookie of the Month Club- this is the cookie of choice.
Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies– from 101 Gourmet Cookies for Everyone
1 cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
3 cups quick oats
2 cups butterscotch chips
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Quickly stir to combine.
Gently add flour mixture to the wet mixture mix until just combined. Fold in the butterscotch chips and nuts (optional). Drop the batter by tablespoonful onto greased cookie sheets, bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove before completely done. Allow cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.