To make Nestle butterscotch cookies, preheat the oven, mix the ingredients, add morsels, drop them on a baking sheet and bake for 7 to 10 minutes. Nestle has recipes for several varieties of butterscotch cookies, including oatmeal scotchies, butterscotch gingerbread and butterscotch graham cookies. The process for preparation is very similar for all of the cookie varieties.
The oatmeal scotchie recipe requires 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon combined in a small bowl. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup of softened butter, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 2 large eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until the cookie dough is creamy. Add 3 cups of quick or old-fashioned oats and an 11-ounce package of Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Morsels and mix well.
Drop the dough in rounded tablespoon-size balls on an ungreased baking sheet and cook for 7 to 8 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crispier treats. You can add 3/4 cups of raisins, 1 cup of chopped walnuts or both ingredients to provide different flavor combinations for the butterscotch cookies.
Butterscotch gingerbread cookies require adding ginger, cloves and molasses to the mix. For the butterscotch graham variety, add 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs to the basic recipe and take out the cinnamon.