Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Giveaway Goodies & Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Monday I had a fabulous little package waiting for me when I came home from work that came all the way from Alaska!

Here are the contents:


Many thanks to Nicole at Running Around the Rock for sponsoring this giveaway!  I love the coconut cream pie Lara Bar flavor and have been meaning to try the PB cookie kind.  I am also interested in expanding my Gu-horizons, as I have only tried a couple flavors (Espresso Love and Vanilla).

I am looking forward to trying out the headlamp, as we are having less and less day light and I would love to be able to see where I am going when running where there are not street lamps!

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Monday night I made Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies as per the recipe on the back of the bag of Nestle Butterscotch chips:

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 or grated peel of 1 orange
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

My only modification was using 1/2 c. whole wheat flour/3/4 c. white flour (recipe called for 1 1/4 c. flour). 
I usually substitute a little whole wheat flour into what I’m making, whenever possible, up to one half of what the recipe calls for (that way the baked goods still rise a little).

All the ingredients.

The Kitchenaid Mixer makes it easy.

100_2690 Added the oats.

I love using parchment paper on baking sheets.  Makes the clean-up 8000x easier.


I ended up with something like 35 cookies – some bigger, some smaller.  Going to have to bring some into work so I don’t eat them all.  Though my husband and I each had 2 fresh out of the oven… I had 3 small ones yesterday… I’m pretty sure he took care of about 5 yesterday.  Baked goods are trouble!

Yesterday afternoon/evening I ran an easy 2 miles, which were supposed to be at a 12:47 pace.  As I have said before, that is hard to do! But I did my best to slow down and ran them at the following paces: 11:23, 11:29.

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Interested in a chance to win some Nathan Sports Compression Reflective Sleeves?

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Check out this giveaway over at Java Joggers.

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, and ends Tuesday, November 9th at midnight.


  1. Wow that got there really fast! I had visions of those little gels busting open all over the place... glad to see they made it safely :)

    I have a serious weakness for all things butterscotch.. yummy!

  2. Aww what a nice package! Your cookies look sooo delicious! They would go perfect with a big glass of milk :)

  3. I tried this recipe and it was fantastic. I made one amendment, which was to add one teaspoon of spiced rum to the batter. My oh my were the finished cookies tasty.

    Thanks for the great recipe. I've bookmarked your site.

  4. Butterscotch Cookies-
    Oooh, interesting addition! W e don't have any spiced run right now --but we do have...banana, vanilla, coconut from our trip to the caribbean in August :) But next time we get some spiced rum, I will definitely have to try that!

    Thanks for stopping by!


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