Okay most of you saw the post from last week about our Gilbert show. Well to get ready for the show I have been making things to put in the freezer for our Open House on Sunday. I have decided that mixing up cookies and scooping them up and putting in the freezer for later is not a bad thing. I'm thinking this Christmas I am going to do this. Just think you can mix up cookies, scoop and put in the freezer in November or even October when you have a little more time. Then, when it is Christmas time you can bake your cookies fresh without the mess of mixing them. I am going to try my gingerbread cookies in the freezer in a couple of week to test them. I may have just made my holidays much easier. I will keep you updated. Now back to this recipe. I love oatmeal and butterscotch together. I think you will like this recipe.
I know you are thinking "I thought she said she put them in the freezer". I did but I wanted to test to see how long they needed to bake when frozen. So Friday I did a test run of one cookie from each of my recipes. I will add both times in the end.
This recipe uses old fashioned oats.
I scooped them out onto parchment lined cookie sheets to put in the freezer for a while. I bought a new 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop. I like it. It is a nice size scoop. I labeled the zip lock bags with what kind of cookie and the temperature to bake with time.
I placed in a preheated 350 oven. Regular time is 10 minutes. Frozen time is 13 minutes. Let them sit on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving to a rack to cool. You will think they are not done when you take them out of the oven but they firm up as they sit there.
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies Recipe
2 sticks softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 pkg or 2 cups butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350. Bake 10 minutes. If you freeze bake for 13 minutes. Leave on cookie sheet for a few minutes.
Cookies that are frozen will last about 3 months in the freezer.