Butterscotch Scotchies

This December I decided to join a new cooking group; Operation Baking Gals. Growing up in a military family I realize how important it is to support our troops. They are over there fighting and working harder than most and need our support. So what could be a better way to support our troops then by sending them delicious treats! I joined team Beantown Baker and was making goodies for a women named Rebecca who is currently deployed in Iraq. I packed her box full of homemade goodies and store bought treats. The best of both worlds 🙂 Here is a run down of what I packaged up:

Butterscotch Scotchies
Creative Pan Cookies
Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
M&M’s – Milk and Dark Chocolate
Creamy Chocolate Fudge (How awesome is that box!)
– Because she was previously stationed in Hawaii I sent her:
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Covered in Chocolate
Kona Coffee

If you would like to join Operation Baking Gals please visit their website. Just think of all the wonderful people who will enjoy your treats 🙂

I read online that you should not use butter when sending treats overseas because the possibility of it going rancid. I doubt this would happen now because it’s so cool outside but I didn’t want to take the chance. I found a few dessert safe recipes courtesy of
Nestle. I made the creative pan cookies, which I forgot to take pictures of, and the butterscotch scotchies. Both were tasty but you could definitely tell they were made with butter flavored Crisco instead of butter. I figure better safe than sorry. Enjoy!!!


Butterscotch Scotchies


1 1/4 cup 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 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoon grated orange peel (I left this out because I was out of oranges)
2 tablespoons water
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats (I used quick)
11 ounces Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Source: Nestle


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.

I triple dog dare ya not to find this awesome 🙂

20 Responses to “Butterscotch Scotchies”

  1. #
    Debbie — December 9, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    These look delicious…please send some this way!!!

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    Sue — December 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    What a great cause! I have a nephew stationed in Iraq, so will be sending him some goodies:) Kudos to you, and the scotchies look yummy! The recipients will be so happy!

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    Sarah, Maison Cupcake — December 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Mmmm I love butterscotch. Someone is in for a real treat!

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    Jen — December 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I love this idea. The troops do need our continued support. I will have to check out Operation Baking Gals. So sweet of you to add the Hawaiian specialties – what a thoughtful touch. I’m sure Rebecca will be thrilled!

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    Blond Duck — December 9, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    SCOTCHIES!!!!!!!!!!! Oh be still my heart. I make a pan of scotchies, cut them up and freeze them and eat them about once a month b/c Ben won’t eat them and I can’t stand not to have them. I made them for my dad on his bday and he ate half the pan for his b-day dinner (with gravy aka cream cheese icing, of course.) Ode to scotchies and how I love thee..I must go investigate the freezer…immediately.

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    jenn — December 9, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I love a christmas story. I always watch every year around this time. hehehe… What a great idea to send a care package. I’m sure Rebecca would love it especially being away from home at this time.


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    Mimi — December 9, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Great cause. I am sure that Rebecca will be thrilled to get your care package. The Scotchies look delicious.
    btw my daughter made your apple streusel bars for our gingerbread party and they were such a hit.

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    Reeni — December 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    What a sweet thing for you to do! I bet she will love it. How thoughtful of you to include the macadamia nuts and Kona. The scotchies look scrumptious! I’ve had a bag of butterscotch chips staring at me for months now.

  9. #
    Emily — December 10, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Yumm. Those scotchies look magnificent!

  10. #
    grace — December 10, 2009 at 8:28 am

    not only is this a magnificent and worthy effort, but what a treat you’re sending along. oatmeal scotchies are battling snickerdoodles for my top cookie spot, and if they’re in bar form, well that’s just all the better. bravo to you!

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    Jen — December 10, 2009 at 8:58 am

    These look great and thanks so much for participating on the team. I’m sure she’ll love the package!

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    nutmegnanny — December 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Sue: I’m sure your nephew will love all the yummy goodies you send him 🙂

    Sarah: I’m such a fan of butterscotch too.

    Jen: I hope you join Operation Baking Gals. It’s such a great cause.

    Blond Duck: Haha I love that you keep them on hand. I would living in your house 🙂

    Jenn: Don’t even get me started on how much I love Christmas Story 🙂

    Mimi: I’m so happy your daughter made the steusel bars. I’m even more happy that everyone enjoyed them 🙂

    Reeni: You can’t let a bag of butterscotch stare you down. Gotta make these delicious treats!

    Emily: Thanks! I see you sorta made a scotchie on your website too.

    Grace: I’m all for bar cookies. So easy to do!

    Jen: Thanks for posting about the cause. I’m so glad I got to participate.

  13. #
    April — December 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Such a great idea, thanks for sharing…The Christmas Story fudge with Ralphie is too cute, I have to get some..

  14. #
    Faith — December 10, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    This is such a great cause to support. (And I love the idea of getting to bake and not have to eat/freeze it all! My neighbors start to think I went a little crazy if I’m over there all the time with baked goods, lol!) I’m off to check out Operation Baking Gals! 😉

  15. #
    girlichef — December 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Definitely Awesome 😉

  16. #
    doggybloggy — December 10, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    let me be cheesey for a moment – I FEEL SO PROUD OF YOU!

  17. #
    joyce — December 10, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you for baking for the troops. I have browsed that site a few times but am involved in so many other sites and baking on my own that I have not participated yet. I only bake with butter flavored Crisco for mailing to the troops. Not a big fan of the flavor but I know it will be OK for them to eat in the heat. I posted a cookie recipe recently that I specifically make for mailing to Iraq and Afganastan and Kosovo and Korea. Keep up the good works.
    Joyce (military Mom)

  18. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — December 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    These look wonderful! I have thought about joining Operation Baking Gals… I’ll have to look into it! Such a great thing to do!

  19. #
    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — December 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

    These are such yummy sweet treats! I would love to have some right now with my cup of coffee!

  20. #
    Christine @ Fresh Local and Best — December 12, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Wow! These look so awesome, wonderfully sweet and gooey!

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