Soft Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies
There are very few distinctive tastes in the world that are as delicious as butterscotch. And once you make these soft chewy Oatmeal Scotchies, you’re cookie cravings are never going to be the same.
In our house, cookies are life. Not only are they a super simple way to whip up something deliciously easy, but they’re also something that you can grab and snack on as you’re heading out the door. Unlike a piece of pie or cake (which is equally as amazing), a cookie just gives you that extra option to be mobile if you want.
Plus, who says you have to enjoy just one? You can easily stack them together and create a cookie sandwich to really show your tummy who’s boss. One thing is for certain, this chewy and soft oatmeal cookie recipe is certain to be a new favorite in your household.
What Makes A Cookie Chewy?
Believe it or not, there are a lot of different things that can make an oatmeal cookie chewy. Most times it’s about the added ingredients and the cooking time that allow for your cookie to have that perfect consistency and chew.
Why are my oatmeal cookies hard?
If after baking these butterscotch cookies you find them to be too hard, you might have overcooked them or not had enough “fat” or moisture in them. You can try another batch to see if those little changes will make a difference in the outcome and texture.
What ingredient keeps cookies soft?
For this recipe, it’s all about the brown sugar! Brown sugar does a great job at retaining moisture so adding that into your cookie recipe is one of the biggest steps to take if you’re trying to accomplish the perfect chewy cookie.
Can I freeze the cookie dough to use later?
You can. If you’re wanting to make this recipe and have it ready for later, just create the dough and freeze it. But here’s an extra tip that I really love so I’ll happily share it with all of you.
If you’re going to freeze the cookie dough for later, freeze it in singular “cookie bites” so that you can easily just unthaw one or two cookies to bake them as you want them.
It’s a great way to not over-consume your cookies and to have the ability to bake one or two at a time instead of a dozen or more!
Can you freeze baked cookies?
Absolutely. If you do go the route of baking up all the cookies at once and find out that you have quite a few remaining, just put them in a freezer-safe bag and stick them in your freezer.
Keep in mind that the same rule can apply as above when they’re cooked as well. Just add a couple of cookies to each small freezer-bag so that when you’re ready for a snack, you’re just unthawing a couple and not all of them at once.
It’s a great way to add some moderation to your diet without feeling as though you’re totally depriving yourself as well.
With the summer season in our midst, now is the time to start planning for your dessert ideas for all the fun upcoming picnics. Cookies are always a prime treat to pack up and take, wherever your adventures might lead you!
Plus, there’s really no taste quite like a butterscotch cookie. It’s that perfect sweetness, which a solid chew that will have you grabbing one for each hand just to make certain that they’re not all gone before you’re able to return.
Do you like for your cookies to be soft and chewy or do you prefer them to have a crunch?
Ingredients Needed To Make Oatmeal Scotchies
- Butterscotch morsels
- Old-fashioned oats
- Baking soda, salt
- Brown sugar
- Corn syrup
How To Make Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies
Start out my whisking flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
Using a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add corn syrup and vanilla then beat in eggs until combined.
Gradually add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and beat until combined. Stir oatmeal and butterscotch morsels into mixture.
Using a 1 ½ inch cookie scoop, drop onto ungreased baking sheet(s) and bake for 7 – 9 minutes. Remove from oven, let sit for two minutes on baking sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Try These Delicious Soft Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Today
Here are a few more delicious cookie recipes that can be found on the blog:
- Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
- Hockey Puck Chocolate Chip Cookies, plus many more.
Soft Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies
- Preheat oven to 375°
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Set aside.
- Using a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
- Add corn syrup and vanilla, beat until combined.
- Next, add eggs and beat until blended.
- Gradually add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and beat until combined.
- Stir oatmeal and butterscotch morsels into mixture.
- Using a 1 ½ inch cookie scoop, drop onto ungreased baking sheet(s) and bake for 7 minutes for chewy cookies and 9 minutes for a more crispy cookie.
- Remove from oven, let sit on cookie sheet for a couple minutes then remove to wire rack.
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