I really don’t care for turkey. This is also my very first year making the thanksgiving turkey. Despite my abilities in the kitchen I feel clueless and stupid about fixing this 17 lb bird. Making something so important (and expensive) that I don’t really even LIKE to eat is stressing me out. And when I stress out I make cookies.
These cookies really taste like the holidays to me. My family has this butterscotch, peanut butter, chow mein noodle, and peanut concoction that we make this time of year so anything with butterscotch chips reminds me of Christmas. These cookies are also a favorite of my brother-in-law who, God bless him, apparently ate two dozen of these in one day. My sister was not pleased.
There is nothing terribly special about this recipe. It is in fact the one from the back of the package. Making these did get me out of researching how to make my turkey though and that in of itself was enough for me.
If you are concerned I have found a recipe (ish) and the turkey is in brine. Blah. Here is to hoping it turns out. If not I will make more of these cookies and call it dinner.
Ps. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I’m taking the rest of the week off blog wise but will be back next week to share some of the great dishes that will grace our table tomorrow.
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies (makes 3 1/2 dozen)
not adapted one bit from Nestle Tollhouse
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto parchment lined baking sheets. bake for 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.