I was in the mood for something sweet; I was also in the mood for something oatmeal-y. I had just bought bags of oatmeal and butterscotch chips that were just asking to be baked with. So I came up with these yummy Oatmeal Chippies.
Always the understated afterthoughts but incredibly important to the recipe.
Let them cool slightly and then move them to a cooling rack. They're great warm but are equally great the next day. Try this recipe and stir up your regular chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Recipe: Oatmeal Chippies
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 c. flour
1 3/4 c. oats (quick or regular)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add eggs one a time, beating well after each addition.
Add half the flour, oats, and baking soda. Mix until just combined; add the remaining flour, oats, soda, and salt (if using unsalted butter.)
Add vanilla and chips, stirring just to combine.
Scoop into even balls onto a very, very well greased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked all the way through. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5-6 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.