ALL ABOUT LIFE BEYOND KINDERGARTEN! Kindergarten is the basic building block for all future learning. It is true that everything you need to know in life was really learned in Kindergarten. The trick is to remember what you learned when you were five or six. What you liked then will most likely be something you will like now. So be true to yourself and who you really are and who you will really be. Look back and you just may find your true self! Yes…this blog is about a variety of topics…because we are all a smorgasbord of thoughts and ideas.
For at least 10 years, I made Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies at Christmas. And then I forgot about them. Some other new cookie recipe came along and took their place. Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies were missing at our house for several years. I realize that there is absolutely nothing about these cookies that look a bit like Christmas. If you give them away as a gift, you have to make sure to choose a really special holiday container! You might help the situation by adding some Hershey Chocolate Kisses in the container!
By the time the cookies have disappeared, your friends won’t care if they looked like Christmas treats at all. These cookies are that good and that easy! I found the recipe a long time ago when Nestle Butterscotch Morsels first hit the grocery store shelves. It was on the back of the package and the recipe is still located on the back of the package. Still, Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies are just not as popular as the venerable Chocolate Chip Cookies.
However, they are very popular with my family and every friend who has tried them. I made Oatmeal Scotchies one Christmas for every employee at my husband’s office. That took way too long…especially after the search for pretty ribbon wrapped containers. But, it was a fun “way too long” time! Everyone likes special attention!
When I was teaching, I was always totally thrilled with homemade presents! Last year, I received two dozen delicious tamales! I was able to share them with my family, but I did have a couple of tamales on the long drive home from school! Messy, but great! No doubt, your friends will be just as impressed with Oatmeal Scotchies! I will admit that it is mighty difficult to compete with the two dozen tamales!
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.