When MM and I first started dating, I made chocolate chip cookies, A LOT.  I think it’s important when you are dating to show off  some of the skills you are bringing to the table.  I have a friend who calls this the “marketing mode” of dating.  MM loved my chocolate chip cookies, or, at least, he claimed to, as he was also in “marketing mode.”  Others have told me that I make really good chocolate chip cookies, and up until recently, I was simply following the standard Toll House recipe that I found on the back of the bag.  Now I’m sticking to the “Best” Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe that I found via Pinterest.

My Mom Made That: Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies

When I was in college, my friend Ned’s mother came to lots of events, and she was known for her tailgating spread.  She could bake and cook and party-plan.  One of the things that she was particularly known for were her special oatmeal cookies.  She would have dozens of them for all of the college kids to eat.  At graduation, I asked her if I could have her special recipe for oatmeal cookies– I needed to know her secret!  She laughed, and said, “It’s the Oatmeal Scotchie recipe on the back of the butterscotch chip bag!”

The recipe is yummy, and readily available to anyone buying the chips, but it has a special place in my heart.   If you haven’t tried them you might want to check out Ned’s Mother’s Special Oatmeal Cookies:


1 and 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, room temperature.
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
3 Cups Old-Fashioned Oats
1 Bag Butterscotch Chips

Mix first 4 dry ingredients in bowl and set aside.  Cream butter, and add in both brown and white sugar.  Add in one egg at a time, and then add in the Vanilla.  Slowly add in bowl of dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly.   Add in oats and chips.  The dough will be thick and lumpy.   The instructions on the bag indicate that you should bake them at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.  I bake the cookies at 350 for 9 and a half minutes.  This is the same time and temperature that I cook my chocolate chip cookies, so that may help as a guide.

While I love warm chocolate chip cookies, I think these taste better the next morning, but you’ll have to see for yourself!

Enjoy Ned’s mother’s cookies, otherwise known as Oatmeal Scotchies!

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