Knock knock knock.
Hey, it’s me, the Cookie Monster. I’m back to make yet another cookie. Quel surprise.
This one is a butter and vanilla explosion, holding together mounds of butterscotch chips and raisins soaked in booze. Add a whisper of cinnamon and what could possibly be better.
My favorite way to eat these is with ice cream, perhaps as a sandwich. Yum.
What you need:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup butter flavor Crisco
- 1/2 cup white vanilla sugar*
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated cinnamon
- 1/3 cup golden raisins, soaked in brandy**
- 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
*vanilla sugar: put a vanilla bean or just the spent carcass of a vanilla bean into a pint jar full of white sugar. Allow to sit and let the sugar take on the magical vanilla flavor. Note: Tahitian is stronger than Madagascar.
**I soaked my raisins in 1/3 cup ginger flavored brandy. Perfection. Discard any liquid the raisins don’t soak up. Or see glaze recipe at the bottom.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Put the brandy and raisins in a jar or bowl, microwave for a minute. Allow to sit and let the raisins plump.
In the bowl of a mixer, cream the first 4 ingredients. Add vanilla and eggs.
In another bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add them to the creamed items until just combined.
Stir your plumped raisins and butterscotch chips into the mixture.
Scoop in 1/4 cups onto parchment paper, mash with a damp hand to flatten to 1/2 inch thickness. Place in pre-heated oven. Watch like a hawk. I do not know why, but these cook really fast. Like 7 1/2 minutes. So just check them regularly. My oven in NYC is kind of fakakta and though I test everything exactly, sometimes it outsmarts ol Austin.
Allow to cool. Chomp em down!
I hope you enjoy these; they’re kind of decadent. Of you wanted to take them one step further, combine a little maple syrup to the brandy you drained from the raisins. Add sifted powdered sugar until a glaze forms. Drizzle the glaze over top. Wait for the cavity cops to come.
Download the PDF here: The Gentleman Caller’s Oatmeal Scotchie
That’s all for now, kiddos.
The Gentleman Caller