Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies with a TWIST


I purchased some Butterscotch chips the other day and wondered what I could do with them. My husband loves Oatmeal cookies, and I found a recipe for Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies on the Nestle website. While putting the recipe together I pondered what would it taste like if I added Craisins?

I did, and may I tell you it was a terrific decision! The sweet/tang of the Craisins takes these cookies over the TOP! Try it, you wont be sorry!

We served in a dessert dish with Vanilla Ice Cream! YUM!

1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp each ground cinnamon and salt
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 pkg Butterscotch Morsels
1 cup Craisins

PREHEAT oven to 375 °F

COMBINE flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large bowl until smooth.

Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and Craisins.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies.

Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen

11 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love craisins. I can almost imagine how this cookies taste like....

Mary said...

Your cookies sound fabulous. I'll give them a try when my Grandson's are visiting. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

A Year on the Grill said...

My favorite cookie!

And i add a tiny bit of cayenne pepper... really

Debbie said...

They look very good....I'd add some chocolate chips too!

Flannery Buchanan said...

Stumbled upon your blog while searching for an oatmeal butterscotch cookie this afternoon (you know when you search for the only ingredients you have in your pantry?). Divine! Rich and gooey and I love the tartness of the craisin. Thanks! I'll give you a shout out on my blog!

Flannery @ Three Sisterz
threesisterz.blogspot.com

Bethie said...

Killer!! Caroline would gobble those babies right up.

grace said...

oatmeal scotchies are my favorite cookie--i love 'em more than the classic chocolate chip and even snickerdoodles. craisins are a terrific addition; may i suggest trying coconut next time? it takes them above and beyond for me. :)

sophia said...

Ooh lovely chewy cookies!!! I would love to make ice-cream sandwiches with these! Nice! Oh, and I might add some crushed toffee candies, too!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,..a lovely cookie!

They look awesome, dear Cheryl!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I made oatmeal scotchies this weekend! Great minds think alike!

Kevin said...

Those cookies look good! I like the addition of the craisins.

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