Cookie Love: Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

5.11.2015

So, cookies.

I love baking cookies and pies and things like that, but sometimes I get tired of making the same old recipes. That's why I was excited to have the chance to review this Cookie Love cookbook.

A few weeks ago, Jordan and I went to a church fellowship with our Sunday school class, and I decided to bring make some cookies using a new recipe from the book.
I chose a recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies, which went over pretty well at the party. One of our friends actually filled up a plate to take home for later. If you like oatmeal cookies and butterscotch chips, I think you will love these! (Scroll to the end of the post for the recipe.)
There are a lot of creative, unique recipes in this book. The Table of Contents is organized by Drop Cookies/Shortbread/Sandwich Cookies/Egg White Cookies/Thumbprints/Twice-Baked Cookies/Kolachkes/Bars. I made the oatmeal scotchies, but I also really want to try the recipe for snickerdoodles to see how it compares to the one I use.

My only issue with this cookbook is that some of the recipes call for really weird ingredients that you wouldn't have in a normal kitchen. I like cookies because I usually have all the ingredients on hand, but some of these recipes call for random things like wheat germ, plum preserves, vanilla halvah... you get the idea. Even so, I was able to find a few recipes that weren't too crazy, so I still think it's pretty fun. There's a recipe for "Brownie Krinkles" that I think Jordan would like, so I want to try that one too! I'll have to let you know if it's any good.

Oatmeal Scotchies

1 cup + 2 T old-fashioned oats
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 extra-large egg
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 cup cake flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. kosher salt
1 t. sea salt flakes (I just used more kosher salt)
1 cup butterscotch chips
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Heat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread the oats across the baking sheet and toast lightly, approximately 5 minutes.
Let cool, then grind 2 tablespoons of the oats into fine powder.
Mix butter briefly. 
Add sugars and beat until the butter mixture is pale in color, approximately 4 minutes.
Crack the egg into a small bowl and mix with vanilla.
Place the powdered and whole oats, flours, baking soda, and salts in a bowl and combine.
Add the butterscotch chips and stir until coated.
Add the egg and vanilla to the butter mixture. Mix to combine.
Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix until the batter comes together.
Portion the dough into mounds and place on parchment paper.
Note: the cookies spread a lot in the oven, so leave enough space.

Bake for 8 minutes at 350.
Remove from oven and give the pan a sturdy tap against the counter to deflate the cookies.
Rotate the pan and continue to bake for another 4-6 minutes.
The edges should be a deep golden brown and the centers have fallen.
Do not under bake.
Let the cookies cool completely on the pan.
Repeat with remaining dough and store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

I received this book from Blogging for Books, but all opinions are my own.

P.S. I have lots of great recipes pinned to my "cookie" board on Pinterest!

14 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm.... cookies are a staple around here! I freeze dough and bake a couple almost every day. SO bad but oh so good :)

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  2. Ooohhh...I love cookies! You'll have to update about the snickerdoodle recipe. They are my favorites and I do have a current favorite recipe.

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  3. Yes please! These sound really good. I kind of go in spurts with baking - lots for a few months, then not at all. I love making cookie bars because I am lazy. Ha!

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  4. Ooooo super yum looking. I love a really good cookie. And despite the obvious anti-healthy drawbacks, I bet they'd be great with a bit of cream frosting smooshed between two!

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  5. YUM! I want to go home and make these now!

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  6. Oatmeal Scotchies are so good, one of my favorites. You can never go wrong with a good homemade cookie.

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  7. They look delicious. And that book sounds cool too.
    I actually made cookies yesterday and thought of you while eating a spoonful of raw cookie dough (sending you happy vibes, because how HARD must it be to restrain yourself?).

    I'd never heard of Blogging for Books, it looks like a great way to find books to review (and ones that really interest you).

    Charlotte | The Midnight Blog

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  8. These look fantastic - loving the mix of flavors! And I'm totally with you that I rarely go out to the store for one, specific recipe. If it requires more than milk, than I'm typically SOL, ha!

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  9. Vanilla halvah? I have literally never even heard of that before. Definitely an out there sort of ingredient for cookies! I'm glad you found a great recipe in the book, though. These look delicious! :)

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  10. These look good! All the cookies, all the time. That's my motto. Weird ingredients are my least favorite too, why can't all recipes be made with normal things. :)

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  11. Mmm! This looks good! I should try it some time...and I do dislike it when recipes are full of ingredients I'd have to make a shopping trip for!

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  12. Cookies are so fun and I need to make them more often. I am going to save this and use it soon, thanks for sharing!!

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