Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

I mentioned awhile back that I had been baking a lot of cookies – here is another recipe that I tried during that crazy cookie baking time! I was heading down the baking aisle the other day and noticed that all different kinds of chocolate chips were on sale. I was actually looking for peanut butter chips to make these delicious cookies when I found butterscotch chips. There was a recipe on the back of the bag, so I decided to try them. I have never been a huge fan of butterscotch and I’ve never used butterscotch chips, but these cookies were really delicious. I made a few minor changes to the recipe. The butterscotch chips gave the cookies a distinctive flavor and the Heath pieces gave them a great texture. These are definitely sweet and rich cookies.

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups butterscotch morsels (11 ounce bag)
1/2 cup Heath Bits O Brickle toffee pieces

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Beat butter sugars, eggs and vanilla in large mixing bowl with paddle attachment until creamy. Gradually add in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and toffee pieces until combined.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. The cookies will spread, so be sure to leave enough space between cookies.

Bake for 7 – 8 minutes for chewy cookies. Bake for 9 – 10 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for several minutes and then place on wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.




Chorizo Breakfast Pie

My Daughter and I- Chorizo Breakfast Pie

I love making egg dishes for dinner. Our chickens hadn’t been laying for a bit, but now they are in full production again so we are back to having breakfast for dinner! I found this recipe on Betty Crocker and knew I had to try it. We love chorizot- it’s a spicy Mexican sausage that adds tons of flavor to eggs. This recipe was super fast and my family loved it.

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Chorizo Breakfast Pie 

1 pound chorizo sausage
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz)
3/4 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1 1/2 cups milk
4 eggs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Heat oven to 400°F.

In 10-inch cast-iron skillet, cook chorizo, onion and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until chorizo is cooked and onion is tender. Sprinkle about 1/2 the can of black beans into the skillet and 1 cup of cheese and stir together with the chorizo. In a medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and eggs until blended. Pour over mixture in skillet. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese and the rest of the black beans.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 5 minutes. Top with chopped cilantro if desired. We served ours with salad, fruit and warmed tortillas.

Make-Ahead Directions: Make as directed up until ready to bake. Cover and refrigerate up to 12 hours. Uncover, and bake as directed.