Butterscotch Scotchies

Butterscotch Scotchies
Makes:
48
bars (4 dozen)
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
42
minutes
based on 54 reviews
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Butterscotch Scotchies make a great dessert bar that is perfect for all occasions. This one is one of our "desert safe" recipes to send to your loved one overseas. This recipe has been tested in our kitchen and does meet Middle East guidelines, as well as U.S. Postal Service mailing regulations.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange peel, (1 medium orange)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat shortening, sugar, eggs and orange peel in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and water. Stir in oats and morsels. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


Reviews:

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Excellent Cookie

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JANICE TARBOX from HUNTERSVILLE, NC

We have made these for years. They are a family favorite.

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  •  Star(s)

    For shipping

    Terri Benson from Shoreline, WA

    I will make these today for a dear friend of my son's (my friend, too) who is now in the Army. They sound great! Will make 2 other kinds of cookies so he has plenty to share.

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    Orange peel?

    Jolene Hornbeck from ,

    We love the regular recipe Oatmeal Scotchies, but found the orange peel in this revision too distracting. Haven't heard from my son in Iraq yet to see what he thought. Maybe the orange peel preserves the cookies better for shipping?

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    Delicious

    Vivian M from ,

    My coworkers loved this. It was soft and chewy. my fav!!

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    Addictive

    caroline salas from

    When my husband was in Iraq last year, I sent these cookies for Christmas. I made about five batches. His coworkers loved them. I individually wrapped each cookie in plastic wrap, then packed them in plastic tubs. My husband said that nothing was broken in transit.

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    Made for son in Iraq

    Lois Sharp from Jonesboro, AR

    I made these for my son in Iraq, and they were easy to ship. I think he loved them.

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    Great for soldiers!

    Jessica Streifel from Ft. Hood, TX

    I made these bars for my husband's unit when they deployed to afghanistan. After 2 weeks in country, my husband said that any package he receives is eyed closely with the hopes of finding more butterscotch scotchies! I will be sending more soon:)

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    Butterscotch Scotchies

    Linda Mulyk from KENDALL PARK, NJ

    My oldest son is in the navy and just came back from a deployment in the Middle East. The only thing he asked for was butterscotch scotchies. He loves them!

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    Excellent Cookie

    JANICE TARBOX from HUNTERSVILLE, NC

    We have made these for years. They are a family favorite.

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    Butterscotch Scotchies

    Laura Nost from BEAR, DE

    We started making these a couple years ago, along with the other favorite christmas cookies. soon after, the kids started requesting them on a weekly basis. now the grand kids do the same!! they are soooo good!!!

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    The Office Loved These!!!

    Cara Showers from LONGWOOD, FL

    I made these cookies for a wedding shower we had at work and they were gone in minutes. All day people kept making a trip into my office asking if I had any left. Several people asked me if they could have my recipe. They were a hit!!!!

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    always a favorite

    Dora Babbitt from SPRINGFIELD, OR

    Made these cookies for my family as they were growing up. Now that they bake they make this one for their dad and me. Yum yum.

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    Butterscotch Scotchies

    Gale White from Cumming, GA

    Uncommonly good for this type of recipe. Good to make for a large gathering.

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    awesome

    marion hoffman from BERLIN, NH

    These were a great hit with fall here and winter approaching us in new hampshire very fast, nice to come in for after playing in the leaves.

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    Tasty Encouragement

    Emily Montfort from BOWIE, MD

    It's great to find such an easy recipe for Scotchies...good to send overseas, but just as good to send off to college kids as exams approach.

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    My Favorite

    Brianne Cox from Beaumont, CA

    I love this recipe. My grandma used to make these for me when I was little and I have been looking for the recipe since.

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    Butterscotch

    Elizabeth Eckley from SEBRING, OH

    If you like butterscotch you will like these. Easy ...fast ...and moist.

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    Can't Believe I found this recipe again

    LANETTA MCDONALD from DURHAM, NC

    When I was a little girl, we used to make these cookies all the time. I lost the recipe and had been searching for it. Thank goodness I found it and was able to make some to ship to my son in Iraq. He emailed me and said how wonderful and like home they tasted. These are truly wonderful cookies to bake, eat, and treat someone to.

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    Kid Friendly

    Deb Kelderman from GREENVILLE, SC

    This has been a favorite of my daughters for 35 years. Now that the Grandkids are here, we make these every chance we get. They love them and have fun creating shapes and frosting them.

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    A Real Winner

    Marge Greene from Lansing, MI

    I made these cookies for my grands when they visited me, they were a smash. They didn't want me to have any for myself. I packed them up and sent them home with them

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    Super Cookie

    WILMA HAMILTON from HOUSTON, TX

    My daughter made these cookies for the Christmas holidays and they were all ate up by the second batch. She made it again two days later and had to hide it to keep them for Christmas. She has had friends begging her to make them soon. These were the best cookies.

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    LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT

    REBECCA OROZCO from RESEDA, CA

    THIS RECIPES WAS A MAJOR HIT LAST CHRISTMAS AND THIS CHRISTMAS. THIS ONE IS GOING INTO MY CHRISTMAS GOODIES RECIPE COLLECTIONS. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. THIS IS ALSO, A GREAT COOKIE EXCHANGE RECIPE.

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    Very yummy recipe that ships well.

    Kelly Price from FELTS MILLS, NY

    If one is looking for a great, delicious recipe that ships overseas well, this is it! It is so easy to make and my friend stationed in Iraq loved them. I think it really does make a difference to our troops to get something from home.

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    class project

    casey benjamin from Pulaski, TN

    My 5th grade class used the 4 recipes listed as "dessert safe" to send 12 boxes of cookies to soldiers overseas. The recipes including this one were so good the voluteers wanted copies to take home. We were surprised at the good taste and moistness of the cookies.

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    Here it is!

    SANDY SHEAHAN from WHARTON, TX

    I remember this from my childhood! I can't believe I found this! Thanks!

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    Butterscotch Scotchies

    SUSAN ROSENBERRY from WATERFALL, PA

    These were soo good & easy to make. You can use any flavor chips. Works just as good as butterscotch. Kids love these.

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    butterscotch scothies

    Maryann O'Neill from COATESVILLE, PA

    I made the best butterscotch scotchiesthey are because one night I made 5 dozens for my nieces party at school and the was only a few left on the plate because my brother had found them.

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    butterscotch scotches

    barbara stewart from gulfport, MS

    this is a delight to the pallette

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    Oatmeal Scotchies

    Becky Hippensteel from Fostoria, OH

    These are the best oatmeal cookies around! I love butterscotch. These are gone so fast when I make them.

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    marsha jo

    MARSHA MORRIS from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    Thanks so much for dessert-safe recipes. Our womens circle at our church does care boxes for servicemen these will all be great to try.

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    the orange adds a special touch!

    P Donaldson from

    It's crispy, fragrant with orange and butterscotch, and will be perfect with the coffee I'm including in the package to my soldier.

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    Beautiful and tasty too!

    Sandra Peer from YPSILANTI, MI

    Butterscotch Scotchies make a very eye appealing dessert, very easy to make, and a nice change from chocolate. Also, if you're selling your house, bake these before a showing and it's a sale!

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    BUTTERSCOTCH SCOTCHIES

    HELEN McDIFFITT from RAYLAND, OH

    THIS IS A VERY EASY PAN COOKIE TO MAKE AND IT WILL LAST VERY GOOD TO SEND TO OUR TROOPS WHO ARE OVERSEAS AND FOR THE ONES AT HOME TO MY BOYS ALL LOVE IT

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    Butterscotchies are Sensational

    Michelle Coblentz from PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL

    Each and every time I bake these cookies, not only do I get rave reviews on my baking ability, but the cookies disappear within days! They are so addictive and are one of the few foods I munch on as I bake in the kitchen. My friends and family give it 5 stars! Thank you Nestle.

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    Butterscotch Scotchies

    Monica Schalock from MCMINNVILLE, OR

    These made a lot and were pretty good. I found that they stuck to the pan and were a bit dry and brittle. Next time I'll use a smaller pan instead of a cookie sheet.

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    Scotchie Timing

    MONICA CLUCK from Minford, OH

    I can't seem to get a timing right on these cookies! I either bake them too long and they are hard or I don't bake them long enough and they fall apart. Other than that, they have a great taste and are wonderful with coffee and tea.

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    Unbelievably Good!!

    BILLEE BODWELL from MILTON, FL

    I just made these cookies for a long, overdue family get-together. Once I got everyone to try them, as they were unsure of an oatmeal cookie with butterscotch chips, they gobbled them up! I think I only got to have one!

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    Flavorful

    Mary Foster from SAINT FRANCISVILLE, LA

    I found these bar cookies to be delicious. And they are much easier to handle as a bar cookie than a drop cookie. Would recommend this recipe to friends.

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    Scotchies Overseas

    SONYA SKELTON from campobello, SC

    My Sunday School Class has adopted a soldier in Iraq. I wanted to send him so goodies but I didn't know what food would last long enough for him to get it in the desert. I can't wait to send him some scotchies, I know they'll bring a smile to his face!

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    Been There--Done That

    EILEEN DUNNE from EDISON, NJ

    My son will be leaving shortly for his second tour in the middle east. Butterscotch Scotchies is the perfect recipe for this area and traveling. Packed them in sandwich bags and shipped them in a plastic shoe box so the bugs would not eat them first. My son was delighted the first tour and is expecting them again when he ships out.

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    Butterscotch Scotchies

    JANE EVENSON from MAPLE FALLS, WA

    We had fun making this recipe. It was very easy and everyone thought they were good. I will make them again.

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    Surprising Easy & Awesome Tasting

    Irma Poznecki from Anthem, AZ

    I made a batch to send overseas to a friend. I asked a couple of friends to taste them, before I new it they were ALL gone. I had to make another batch to send overseas. They're awesome!

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    Keep these on hand

    Kacey Bostrom from Shoreview, MN

    This was a nice recipe. Very straight forward and easy, and also very tasty. It's not too sweet and I love the addition of oats.

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    Enjoyable

    Prudence Young from Halethorpe, MD

    These were easy to make.

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    Very Good Anytime, Anywhere

    LAURIE KRUEGER from Shoreview, MN

    These are the best cookies ever. I have an older cookbook of Nestles and I use it all the time, this recipe is in it and I make it a lot. The guys and girls should love it and they are a craver so make lots.

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    Grannies Goodies

    Connie Vogt from Pender, NE

    My grandma made these for me when I was little and baking them takes me back to the wonderful smells of her home. She's gone now, and now my mom is making them for my son and they are still as soft and as chewy as I remember. A classic.

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    Double Chocolate Brownies

    Sophie Beth Pettigrew from SantaRosa, CA

    I like them better made with butter rather than shortening, but understand the need for shortening in baked goods sent to the desert. They went over well at a high school graduation party. Also good to send to grandson away at college.

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    Always my favorite!

    Karen Gonzales from Glendale, AZ

    These were my #1 favorite all time cookie growing up! My dad used to make them for me when he retired because he loved to bake! If you've never had them, you should try them at least once!

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    Butterscotch Scotchies

    sherry cornish from bradenton, FL

    This is one of my husband's and my daughter's favorite cookies. They are so good and they fight over them.

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    Butterscotch Scotchies

    julie philbin from dover, DE

    Made these cookies a few weeks ago. They are alright, but I won't make them again. Not a big hit in my house.

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    I remember.

    robin weisberger from kingston, PA

    I had to add to my receipe box. I remember growing up with these cookies. This is one of the first my grandma made with me. ii could smell them now!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/48 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 48 

  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 6g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (14% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 60mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Butterscotch Scotchies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange peel, (1 medium orange)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat shortening, sugar, eggs and orange peel in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and water. Stir in oats and morsels. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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