If you are in the mood for cookies, try my cowboy quickie cookies filled with oatmeal, chocolate and butterscotch chips and raisins. Seems like a lot but it’s worth every bite especially if chocolate goodness is what you are dreaming of for your sweet treat of the week.
I woke up this morning went for a jog in the light rain then came home and felt like something… well, sweet! Since the Mrs. was still sleeping I decided to check our freezer inventory list to see if we still had chocolate chips. I wanted to make a signature cookie for Canadian Budget Binder sort of like the recipe mascot for the blog although it’s in a tight competition with my fudgy brownie recipe that’s loaded with chocolate and walnuts.
I must admit I enjoy baking cookies and have done it since I was younger as we helped me mum in the kitchen. I was always wanting to learn from me mum and dad. I found it rewarding when I was able to help or replicate something that they had taught me. This cookie I’m afraid is the works of my imagination and frankly it turned out pretty darn good. If you want to make a super quick cookie and you love peanut butter try my 5 ingredient peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie.
Mrs CBB and I picked up one of these ooey gooey hot and steamy cookies and I wasted no time pulling the cookie apart and shoving it in my mouth. If you can envision my shoulders sinking and my cheeks rumbling in the glory of sweet spices paired with luscious chocolate and butterscotch and wanting more of this cowboy quickie…you are right.
They are fairly easy to make and cost a whopping $4.75 and this recipe makes about 2 dozen decent sized cookies as you can see from the life-size picture above. I like close-ups!
Enjoy this recipe with your family, have the kids join in to make it and allow them to grow old learning from their parents memories that will last a life time. I know mine will! A big Thank-You to my amazing Facebook Fans who helped me come up with the name for this recipe.
How To Make Oatmeal Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Raisin Cookies
- A bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchement paper or silpat
- Prep Time : 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees (depending on your oven)
- Yield 2 dozen cookies
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup of Butterscotch Chips or you can use all chocolate chips, I used both here to make my recipe.
- 1/2 cup of raisins (whatever you prefer, if you opt NO, add 1/2 cup more chocolate chips or nuts)
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla
- 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of Nutmeg
- 1 Large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 cup of All-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons of Milk
- 1/2 cup of softened butter
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Quick (ie) Cooking Oats
Making Cookies Step by Step
- Line a baking sheet with Parchment paper or spray with cooking spray so you have it ready before you start the recipe. I always prefer the parchment or the silpat mats a must for every baker. I also tend to pull all my ingredients out and measure all the ingredients before beginning any recipe. That also helps to make sure I have all the ingredients on hand. The last thing you need is to find out you don’t have the ingredients a recipe calls for part way through the prep process.
1- Mix the softened butter and the packed brown sugar in a bowl until combined and smooth
2- Add the egg, milk, vanilla and mix until nice and whipped like the next picture.
3- Add in the Oats, baking soda, spices,flour and salt and blend until combined.
4- Add in the Chocolate Chips, Rasins and the Butterscotch Chips and mix until blended
5- Scoop 2 tablespoons and form a ball and put on the parchment paper. I spaced them about 1 inch apart as they don’t really spread much at all.
6- I watch cookies like a hawk because they can cook in the blink of an eye. I never bake my cookies all the way as they will continue to cook on the sheet once I pull them out. In this case I baked one dozen of cookies for 8 minutes or just until lightly golden then pulled them. I set them aside on the cookie sheet as they are too soft to move. In a few minutes once cool you can transfer them to a tray or cooling rack. If you over bake a cookie it becomes hard and crunchy.
If making cookies is something you enjoy doing in your kitchen instead of buying them from the grocery store try this cowboy quickie recipe and see if it will make your must-have cookie list. Baking is therapeutic at least for me it is and for some it’s a way to say I love you or this is how much I care, so if you are not a baker but would like to try start with something simple like these cookies and watch how easy it is to create magic with your own hands.
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