Failure in the kitchen happens sometimes. Not everything goes according to plan. This is what I kept telling myself Sunday afternoon when what were suppose to be a beautiful successful batch of cookies came out of the oven less than perfect.
All was not lost though because, after tasting the cookies, we discovered that despite their
Tips, afterthoughts, what really went wrong: I suspect the really culprit here is the oven temperature. I originally tried to bake these cookies at 375. Too hot! I dropped the temp down to 350 and the second round of cookies turned out better then those baked at 375. Also, despite spraying the baking sheets liberally with baking spary - these cookies stuck. I had a very hard time getting them off the pan. I think next time, I'm going to adjust the oat and/or flour amounts. (*Note* I only used one cup of oats but I definitely think there needs to be more. Below I listed 2 cups but feel free to play around with this) Any suggestions/ advice from any of you bakers out there?
Butterscotch Marshmallow ScotchiesIngredients:
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, marshmallows, and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased baking sheets.
- Bake for approx 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
I think in the future I might also try this as a bar cookie. Maybe that approach will yield prettier results? Pretty or not, this is a pretty yummy cookie. Give it a try and let me know what you think!