The Missing Christmas Cookies!


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!

Yummy Christmas Cookie Recipe:


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2  teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup (two sticks) butter, softened

3/4 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats

1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) Nestle Toll House Butterscotch                                                      Flavored Morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

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.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.



7 thoughts on “The Missing Christmas Cookies!

  1. Those sound delicious! I made Thumbprint cookies again this year (the ones rolled in crushed walnuts). I finally have daughter in laws who like these so it is safe to make them again. (I used to eat most of them as my husband does not care for walnuts.)


    • Hello! I have missed talking to you! I started physical therapy the week after Thanksgiving and have just finished my second week. I have eight weeks total! I had a car accident almost two years ago. A lady pulled quickly out of a grocery store parking lot onto a busy main road. She evidently thought she was the only person driving at 5:00 pm! She rammed into the right side of my car. My car was almost totaled! I have been to PT two previous times and now my back is getting worse. So I have been so busy and so sore and so disturbed because that person hit me in the first place and I still have problems because of it! Now I am accustomed to PT again and actually sort of enjoy it…at least, the physical therapist and assistants are quite wonderful and funny too! Anyway, the cookies are so good and the recipe is quick! They are Mike’s favorites! And I wish that I had one of your thumbprint cookies…I love walnuts! We are the farm…problems with a tractor! Aren’t tractors problematic? But…got to have them!

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      • I am sorry to hear you are having back problems! My sons had a serious car accident over 10 years ago and they still have back issues that crop up every so often. Someone pulled out in front of them also and they ended up flipping and rolling. I hope your therapy helps and resolves the back issues.
        I have missed talking with you but I know therapy takes a lot of time.
        Yes, it seems there are often problems with farm machinery…..great when they all work….awful when they do not.
        Keep me posted how the therapy is going and I will be praying.

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      • Thank you so much! I didn’t mean to be so slow getting back to my blog after my full of relatives farmhouse during the week of Thanksgiving! Physical therapy was an adjustment the first week! I have to have success with therapy…no surgery wanted!

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