Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies

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Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Do you believe in the phrase “third time’s a charm”? I do sometimes… Basically, it’s  the belief that the third time something is attempted, it is more likely to succeed than the previous two attempts.  If you are wondering whether I got this cookie right in the third attempt, nope it’s not that. I’m talking about my relationship with butterscotch chips.

Have I told you before… I’m a big fan of anything butterscotch. But I came to know the existence of butterscotch chips only a few years ago, through some baking books/blogs. From that time onwards I wanted to have it. Though I get almost all baking related stuff in Bahrain, butterscotch chips was something that I couldn’t find. Ok, that reminds me something… I’ve seen bloggers posting about stuff which was sent to them by the readers, you know I also don’t mind posting something like that ;)

Knowing my love for butterscotch chips, Ammu, my cousin sis got a packet for me from US, but my amma sent it to my brother’s place by mistake. Even before my sister in law could see whether it was there, my brother finished the whole packet! Yes, he ate it, just like that! I’d have forgiven him, had he not said the following…”what was it anyways, it didn’t taste great, I just had it, since it was lying around”. I guess he was lucky, that I wasn’t anywhere close to him. Appu, my dear brother, are you reading this ;)? Anyways, Ammu got me another packet during her next trip to India, but again luck wasn’t on my side. It took so long for me to get it in Bahrain, that by the time I got it , it had expired!

So when Jose told me about our US trip plans, the very first thing I said was “I want to go to Central park and I want to buy some butterscotch chips”. He was like… “is that all you wanna see n buy”? Though he later regretted asking me that question (seeing my shopping list), that was on top of my mind when he said about US :) So finally I got to buy it and this is what I made with it. Ok, there are other things also on my list. Btw, if you cant find butterscotch chips, don’t worry, you can use chocolate chips also. But if it’s available, I’ll recommend using it, since Peanut butter and butterscotch is a great combo!

I was pretty happy with these cookies. I think, look wise, this is the most perfect cookies, I’ve baked so far! Why don’t you try it and see for yourself?

Though it’s the first time I’m trying out a recipe, adapted (almost verbatim) from browneyedbaker, I love to visit that blog and have bookmarked many recipes. You can see the below recipe here.

Here are the step by step pictures…

Whisk together the four, baking soda and salt; set aside. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla essence, about 3 mins…

Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined…

Stir in the oats, and the butterscotch/chocolate chips and mix until the dough comes together…

Place the shaped dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart (refer notes). Bake for 10 mins (refer notes) or until the cookies are lightly golden…

 

Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • Plain flour (maida) – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Unsalted butter – ½ cup, room temp
  • Creamy peanut butter – ½ cup
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Light brown sugar – ⅓ cup
  • Vanilla essence – ½ tsp
  • Egg – 1 @ room temp
  • Oats – ½ cup (I used regular Quaker oats)
  • Butterscotch/Chocolate chip – 1 cup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C, 10 mins before baking. Line two baking sheets with parchment/baking paper.
  2. Whisk together the four, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla essence, about 3 mins. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and the butterscotch/chocolate chips.
  4. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tbsps) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart (refer notes). Bake for 10 mins (refer notes) or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temp.
Notes
The original recipe says that it yields 16 cookies, but I got 24 cookies. I used around 1.5 tbsp of dough for each cookie. One portion of the dough weighed 30-31 gms. If you want all the cookies to have uniform size, I recommend you weigh each portion of the dough. I baked only 1 dozen initially and froze the second dozen. After dividing the dough, allow it to freeze for sometime (say 30-60 mins). Once it is frozen, store them in a zip lock bag in the freezer. Thaw it in the fridge overnight for baking. You can freeze the dough for 2-3 weeks. I baked the cookies @ 180 C, for 12-14 mins. Since the cookies on the middle was getting baked faster, I rotated the baking sheets after 10 mins of baking. It’s better to keep a close watch on the cookies after the first 10 mins of baking.

 

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  • neelam

    hey can i make dem without egg.. plz gimme a way out

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Neelam,

      Sorry dear, I havent tried it without eggs yet :( May be you can try with the egg replacer that you get in baking shops..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Uma Pillai

    Just what I was looking for… I bought a big bag of butterscotch chips n was wondering what to do with them… Thanks Maria… Will try it this weekend… Have a great vacation…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Uma! I’m glad you got the recipe at the right time :) Have fun baking!

      I had a great vacation, we went to US in June :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://jpm.cc/ Jose Paul Martin

    Hey, you just got featured on FoodGawker! http://foodgawker.com/post/2012/08/17/184914/

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hey Nisha,

    Thanks dear :) Yep, I take all the pics for the blog. I’m really happy to know that you visit this space daily…

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Ally :)

  • Snoby

    Maria, I have an oven with microwave+grill+convention. Which option I should select to bake cookies and what are the other settings ?