The Ingredient Spotlight today over at Eat at Home is chocolate chips, probably one of the most popular food products ever dreamed up.
If I need a very large amount of chocolate chip cookies, I use my Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe which makes 12 dozen. Because I like butterscotch, this is probably my next favorite chocolate chip cookie. This one is for the chocolate chip lover as it is really chocolate chips and nuts held together with a small amount of dough. The amount of chocolate chips can be reduced for a more dough, less chips cookie.
This recipe came from Kraft way back in 1982. They were probably the very first ones to put pudding mix in a cookie recipe. I combine the oatmeal version with the chocolate chip version for my cookies. I am including the adjustment to make the cookies without oatmeal below, also.
By using other flavors of instant pudding and omitting either the oatmeal or the chocolate chips or by using other flavors of chips you can make many variations of this cookie.
Butterscotch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 c. softened butter or margarine
1/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 small package instant butterscotch or other flavor pudding mix
1 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
3 c. quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 c. chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans
1 pkg. (12 oz.) chocolate chips
Cream together butter or margarine, sugars, and pudding mix until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs. Stir together flour and soda. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Stir in oats and mix well. Batter will be stiff. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2-inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not over bake, these should be a bit crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Makes 5 to 7 dozen 2-inch cookies.
For chocolate chips without the oatmeal, increase flour to 2 1/4 cups and omit oatmeal. For oatmeal cookies without chocolate chips, omit the chips. 1 c. of raisins may be added to the oatmeal cookies, if desired.
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