Friday, October 10, 2008

Butterscotch Cookies

These cookies are AMAZING!!! The butterscotch paired with the oatmeal and very slight orange flavor makes for one outstanding combination. I know it might sound a bit unusual--but trust me when I say that they are awesome! I took them tonight to a party with some friends and they were a hit! I got this recipe from my fabulous old neighbor, Elizabeth. I really like that they're a variation from the standard chocolate chip cookie and are equally delicious and a refreshing variation. I always get asked for this recipe and so I hope you like them too.

Butterscotch Cookies from Elizabeth E.

2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 C oatmeal
1 C butter (softened)
2 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 tsp water
1 bag (12 oz) butterscotch morsels

Cream sugar and butter then add eggs and water. Beat until creamy. Add oatmeal, salt, soda, orange extract, baking powder, and then add flour. Add morsels and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

WHAT NOT TO DO...forget the flour. I hope to not totally discount myself here as any type of baker (because I do like to think that I'm actually pretty good at it). But I will confess that I did ruin the first batch. Learn from me and just be sure to add the flour.... Yes, I was totally distracted and making them while I was on the phone today and didn't put the flour in. I even thought, "Wow, they aren't usually so wet..." and even then I didn't register the absence of flour. I guess I'm not as good at multi-tasking as I thought... I guess the redeeming moment was that I instantly realized what was missing and corrected it for batch 2 and 3. Note to self: don't cook and talk on the phone at the same time!


~Priscilla~ said...

those look so good!! i will be bookmarking this! i haven't put your award up yet...i hope to on my next post!

Barbara Bakes said...

Your cookies look delicious! I think we've all made simple mistakes like that!

susan said...

eck! no worries, i've forgotten the put the dry ingredients in a cookie once..