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These cookies never fail, just like this recipe from Easy Chocolate Eclair Cake or No Bake Peanut Butter Bars. Easy cookies for everyone, in this way.
It is the perfect time to make some cookies! Especially oatmeal cookies, which still feel somewhat healthy. Because who among us hasn't eaten one or two healthy oatmeal cookies for breakfast, on the rare occasion? And when candy is involved, that's even better.
As written, this recipe produces around 4 dozen golden oatmeal mood enhancers, with chip chips. So they are perfect for sharing, smiling and spreading a little joy after the holidays.
You can change the recipe the way you want. Add nuts, chocolate, make gluten free cookies. You can even turn the recipe into Scotchie Oatmeal Bars. Just make sure everyone in your life gets (at least) one.
Oat Scotchie Ingredients:
- Oatmeal. Quaker Oats, rolled oats, fast or old-fashioned.
- Flour. Change the flour for GF flour so that it does not contain gluten.
- Brown sugar.
- Granulated sugar.
- Butter. Ambient temperature, please.
- Cinnamon. Just enough to keep them guessing what their secret ingredient is.
- Vanilla. Thinking of making your own vanilla extract? Test it!
- Sodium bicarbonate.
- Caramel chips.
How to make Scottish oats:
- Set the oven to 375 degrees and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
- Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Then beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and eggs until fluffy. (A stand mixer or hand mixer with paddle attachment works best.) Then add the vanilla.
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture. Then add the oatmeal and caramel chips until combined. Don't over mix cookie dough.
- At this point, you can chill the Scotchie Oatmeal dough for a couple of hours or overnight.
- When you're ready to bake, drop heaped tablespoons of the dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. To wish chewy, soft Oatmeal Cookies? Bake for 7 7 to 8 minutes
To wish crunchy Oatmeal Cookies? Bake for 9 9 to 10 minutes.
- Take them out of the oven, but don't touch them yet. Let the cookies sit for a couple of minutes before removing them from the tray on the rack to cool. Don't rush this step.
Help! My oatmeal scotch is flat!
There are plenty of frustrated bakers out there, looking for the original Scotchie oatmeal cookie recipe, which uses more flour than this. These cookies taste better than the originals, but need a little more consideration, as some bakers get flat, greasy cookies.
The extension capacity of a cookie depends entirely on the fat in the dough. It's also the reason why using ingredients at room temperature (doesn't) really matter.
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If your butter is too mushy because you microwaved it to heat it up, your cookies will probably spread and you won't like it as much. Take the cold butter out of the refrigerator about an hour before you need it. You should be able to stick your finger in the butter without sinking to the middle of the stick.
Another tip, especially if you've already made the dough: Some bakers swear to chill the dough once it's done before baking to keep the cookies very high. You can even take out the cookie dough and put the tray in the freezer for a couple of hours before baking. Frozen cookie dough balls stay pretty and tall, if that's the type of cookie you're looking for.
Other tips suggest using shortening in the dough for half the butter, but that probably has more to do with the fact that shortening is always exactly the right consistency – neither too soft nor too hard.
How to make oatmeal candy bars:
Scotchie oatmeal can also be baked in a stick! Here we'll explain to you how to do it.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 15 x 10-inch pan of jelly. Prepare the cookie dough according to the diet. Spread in the prepared pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in a frying pan on a rack before cutting into pieces. Makes 4 dozen bars.
Oat Scotchie Variations:
Try one or two, and write about that in the comments, please!
- Pecan nuts. Toasted walnuts make a star cookie even better.
- Chocolate chips. A natural fit. Change the caramel, or make half and half.
- Coconut. Grated unsweetened coconut takes it to a higher level.
- Without gluten. Gluten-free oatmeal cookies are easy with almond flour. The recipe only uses a small amount of flour, so any GF flour mix works.
- Shortbread oatmeal cookies. Some bakers swear they use half butter, half shortening to keep the cookie high.
Cheer up anyone with a batch of Homemade Oatmeal Scotchies, arguably the most perfect cookie ever. This buttered oatmeal cookie recipe is easy to make, hard to resist, and impossible not to love.
Cuisine: American Cooking time: 25 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 48 cookies Calories: 258kcal
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick or old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 2/3 cups 11 ounce caramel chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a stand mixer, place the paddle attachment on medium speed, or with an electric mixer, beat the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture.
- Add oatmeal and caramel chips and beat until combined.
- Place heaped tablespoons of cookie dough at least 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
- Bake 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies, or 9-10 minutes for crisp cookies.
- Let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and remove to racks to cool completely.
Calories :: 258kcal
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