Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

It’s a two for the price of one day! I am sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I thought I would make up for it by posting twice today. What better way to say your sorry then making butterscotch oatmeal cookies. These are making my house smells so good right now. I was planning on lighting some candles later on today, but I can’t now, that would just ruin the smell of orange infused butterscotch oatmeal cookies.

I want to post a dessert reciepe a week but this week I had dessert block, no matter how much I pintrested goodies I couldn’t think of any ones to make. Then suddenly while suffering through the elliptical this morning these babies came to me.

Butterscotch Oatmeal cookies

Makes two dozen

½ cup room temp butter

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp cinnamon

Gradated peal of one orange

Juice of half an orange

¾ cup of all purpose flour

1 ½ cup oats, not quick cook

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2/3 cup butterscotch morsels

Beat the butter untill it’s nice and light, then add in both of the sugars.

Cream together the sugars and butters untill it looks like the sugars are mostly dissolved into the butter mixture. Then add the vanilla, orange peel, cinnamon, orange juice and egg.

Beat until well incorporated, your looking for a unified consistency. In a separate bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients minus the morsels. Add half of the dry mixure into to the wet mixture bowl.

Mix until incorporated, then add the other half of the dry ingredients, when all of the ingredients are incorporated mix in the butterscotch morsels. Portion them out onto a cookie sheet and put them in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for 12 minutes. You smell them before they are done. I really need to cook with peels more often, my house smells amazing.

Let the cookies cool on the pan for a couple minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack till they are room temp. Feel free to snag the broken cookies and taste test;)

I’m off to deliver these bad babies to JB’s work so that the boys can get a treat.

Have a wonderful day

Amanda

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