Growing up, our mom made cookies whenever it was a rainy day. Her Oatmeal Scotchies recipe was one of my absolute favorite treats.
There was nothing better coming home from school on a cold day to a warm Oatmeal Scotchie.
We’ve had a lot of rainy weather lately, and I was craving some of her delicious oatmeal butterscotch cookies.
I was short on time, so rather than making individual cookies, I made them into bars! I tweaked her original recipe so they could be made in a sheet pan and the taste brought me right back to my childhood.
These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars are perfectly soft and chewy. My kids loved them just as much as I loved my mom’s cookies growing up.
How to make Cookie Bars:
These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars are even easier to make than cookies because you don’t have to roll out the dough into balls or wait and switch out batches of cookies from the oven.
While your oven is preheating to 350 degrees F., cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.
You can use a large bowl with an electric hand mixer or use a stand mixer. I love using my Kitchen Aid for cookie dough, so I used that.
Next, mix in eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.
After that, I added all my dry ingredients (cinnamon, salt, baking soda, flour and oatmeal) all at the same time and mixed until combined then I folded in the butterscotch chips.
I spread the dough in an even layer on a half baking sheet that had been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
The dough is pretty sticky, so you can either use a rubber spatula to spread it in the pan or spray your hands with cooking spray and press it into the pan.
Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the top of the cookie bars is golden brown then remove from the oven and let them cool.
Cut into bars and enjoy!
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