Oatmeal Butterscotch Caramel Cookies
One day I will not wait until the last minute on Sundays to write these blog posts. But that day clearly is not today. My roommate and I have this expression for when we are over-tired — hashtag exhausted. And let me tell you right now I am #exhausted. We love hashtags more than the typical person and try to hashtag as many things as we can. It’s not shocking that hashtag hashtag is usually how our instagram or facebook pictures are tagged. One day I’ll explain more about hashtags and how we have an entire code language adapted from episodes of teen mom. But that’s for another day.
It was a very fun memorable weekend, but I feel like this is the first time I have sat down since Friday morning. Friday night some of my girlfriends form work came over and we baked up some homemade pizza and had a few bottles of wine. I made cappuccino chip brownies which I will post the recipe for sometime this week. Saturday was my friend Lauren’s bachelorette party in Boston which was a lot of fun. And today I obviously had to hit Home Depot. More on that at the end of this post. Now to the cookies.
I always get great requests and cookie suggestions from my friends, and this request for caramel and butterscotch came from one of my coworkers who loves the two ingredients. I found this recipe for Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies on http://picky-palate.com/ which is one of my favorite cookie blog sites, and figured since Friday was both Skip’s birthday (hi dad) and National Caramel day, this was a good weekend to try out a caramel cookie recipe. The dough itself was so delicious I almost didnt want to bake the actual cookies, but the baked version was even more delicious and without the chance of getting Salmonella poisioning. Booyah.
- 2 sticks softened unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup prepared caramel sauce
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 bag butterscotch chips
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugars. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well until light and fluffy. Add in the caramel sauce, exercising self control to not just eat it straight from the jar. I found this butterscotch caramel sauce which seemed perfect for these.
Step 2: In a separate bowl mix together the flour, oats, salt and baking soda. Add the dry mixture to the wet batter and beat until incorporated. Add in the butterscotch chips and mix well. I recommend chilling the dough for at least a half an hour to make it easier to work with.
Step 3: Scoop even-size balls of dough onto parchment or sil-pat lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
Hashtag delicious. No other way to describe this. I love this caramel sauce and I think I’ll be adding it to some other cookie experiments in the near future for sure.
The girl who lives upstairs and I took a trip to Home Depot today to scope out some things for our backyard. Our electrician came this afternoon to give us estimates on hooking up lights on our patios since summer is coming and we need to get ready. So we felt very home-ownery trying to pick out light fixtures by ourselves today. And then wandered the aisles and started picking up more random stuff we probably didn’t actually need. You’d be surprised though how much stuff exists in Home Depot that you just didn’t even know you needed. We then went to Target to test out outdoor furniture and were just sitting at a table by ourselves (wearing gardeners hats obviously) when an old lady just came and sat down with us like it was nothing. Maybe she thought we were mannequins. Who knows. But soon there will be lighting, grills, patios, umbrellas, and corn toss in our back yard. So I’m going to need to up my cookie game to get some good summer cookies prepared for all of these BBQs. I wonder if I can make cookies on the grill. Only time will tell.
That’s it for tonight. Hashtags in the air.