Friday, October 29, 2010
I got a blister from my mixer! And oatmeal butterscotch cookies
Man, I seriously need to get a new mixer, and preferable one of those kitchen aid stand mixer. I was on one of my baking marathons (which I'll explain later), when my palm started to hurt. Turns out I got a blister from holding it too much! Can you believe that?! A blister! From my mixer..my Hand Mixer. Gosh, I sound really lame, getting a blister from a mixer. Haha, that sentenced rhymed :)
Okay, so the reason for my baking marathon is because it's one of my closest friend's sweet sixteen this week, and part of my spectacular sweet 16 bday gift is a huge box of homemade cookies! Sounds yummy, right? Well I wanted to make an assortment, so I made snickerdoodles, peanut butter cookies, oatmeal butterscotch cookies, s'mores cookies, cranberry chocolate cookies, and caramel cuts. It sounded like a good idea when I thought of it, but now, well, my hand hurts, and I'm covered in flour. How fun....
The first recipe will be for oatmeal butterscotch cookies!
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
From Smitten Kitchen
1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup butterscotch chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, and butterscotch chips
4. Place rounded tablespoons on a cookie sheet
5. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned