Magic Scotchie Cookies


Why are these called magic scotchie cookies? Because I incorporated some features of magic bars (or 7-layer bars, or Hello Dolly bars) with scotchies (oatmeal and butterscotch chips). I left out chocolate chips because I didn’t want to overpower the butterscotch flavor. They’re pretty addictive, so I was happy to pack them up and send them to work with Mike.

This is the LAST day of my maternity leave! It’s gone by really fast, and although I know I’m really going to miss Ellie, I’m really happy to be going back to work. I stopped by for a department meeting the other day and ran into several of my students from last year who are now in high school. They were some of my favorites, and they all ended up running Cross Country this fall. One of them said she never would have considered it if I hadn’t encouraged her and talked about how fun it was. She started last year hating running, and now she’s already starting to train for the track season!

I’m going again today to pick up my work laptop and some of my teaching materials, because this weekend is going to involve a lot of lesson planning. I’m kind of nervous about how I’m going to balance teaching, training, blogging, and most importantly, being Eleanor’s mom, but fortunately Mike is amazing and has no problem trading off morning duty so we can both get workouts in, so that will help a lot.

Oh, and I finished the hat! It fits Mike perfectly, yay. Next up: a stocking for Ellie. I found a pattern but I’m pretty intimidated. Thank goodness for youtube videos – any time I get stuck, I find a video of what I’m trying to do, watch it about 35 times, and attempt it myself. It worked out pretty well for the hat, but that was a ridiculously simple pattern. There’s a good chance Ellie will just end up with a stocking from Target, but I’ll do my best.

Magic Scotchie Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Scrape down the bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Stir the flour, salt, and baking soda together and add to the butter mixture. Mix until incorporated, then stir in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Bake on Silpat or parchment-lined cookie sheets for about 10 minutes.
  6. Cool cookies on wire racks
http://catesworldkitchen.com/2011/12/magic-scotchie-cookies/

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5 comments to Magic Scotchie Cookies

  • That hat looks great, and good luck with Ellie’s stocking! My mom knit stockings for me and my sister and brother, and then eventually for her and my dad, and you can definitely see how her knitting improved over the years :) I just like to think mine has the most character (I’m the oldest). Thank goodness for knitting youtube videos, or I would have been severely stuck more than once on my Christmas project. The cookies look amazing, as always. 7 layer bars are a favorite Christmas cookie in my family, but are such a pain to cut. These look much easier to serve!

  • These cookies DO look addicting!

    I have a knit stocking that a close family member made for me as a baby. I still use it, even though it has several holes :) It’s such a special thing to have and I’m sure it’ll turn out fine! Look luck as you head back to work.

  • please make some of those and bring them to my office.

  • My only complaint is that these cookies are missing condensed milk, which is my favorite part of 7 layer bars!

  • I love magic cookie bars so I have no doubt I’d go crazy over these! Can’t wait to try them!

    Enjoy going back to work :)

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