GF DF Oatmeal Scotchies
Though this cookie wasn’t on our traditional Christmas treat list when I was little, since I started on a gluten-free, lactose-free diet, one of the cookies I have missed the most is Oatmeal Scotchies. These cookies are gooey and delicious; my dad describes them as true ecstasy. I hadn’t made them in more than two years, and I found some special dairy-free butterscotch chips online to make this variation of the Nestle Tollhouse recipe I had saved. Of course, this is also modified for gluten-free.
1 ¼ cups GF flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups quick or old fashioned GF oats
1 2/3 cup (11 oz) DF Butterscotch flavored chips
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in oats and chips.
Preheat oven to 375⁰. Drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 7-8 minutes for chewy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.
(I’ve never tried this, but the recipe also has a Bar variation. Grease 15-inch x 10-inch jelly roll pan. Prepare as above, spread into prepared pan. Bake 18-22 minutes until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars, Makes 4 dozen bars.)