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by Sarah Steimer

A recipe from our friend Anna, who learned it from her mother. Anna’s look a little different than mine, but this was my first time!

Our friend Anna sent me this recipe. She said her mother used to make oatmeal scotchies for her father to “make him fall in love with her.” It must have worked because they’ve been married for 29 years.

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Old-Fashioned Quaker oats
  • 1 (11 ounce) package Nestle Toll House butterscotch-flavored morsels (about 2 cups)

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated and brown sugars, eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.

Anna’s parents on their wedding day… with many years of scotchies to come. (Wouldn’t this make a great Christmas card? Just add a little bow.)

Stir in oats and morsels. It gets very thick, so don’t be afraid to use your hands to mix.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes on the middle oven rack. They should be a little soft on top, but golden brown on the edges. They may look like they still need to cook longer, but they continue baking during the cool-down process. Do not overcook!

Makes about four dozen cookies.

Recipe from: Anna and Annie (mom) Carney

Cookie photo by: Sarah Steimer

Wedding photo courtesy of Anna

*Holiday Dozen is a collection of 12 cookie recipes that we’ll post every Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Christmas. Click here for more from our dozen.

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