Sixty buttery melt-in-the-mouths that’ll disappear like sixty
Butterscotch Oaties – classic cookie recipe
1 6-ounce package (1 cup) Nestle’s butterscotch morsels
3/4 cup butter
2 tbsp. boiling water
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine butterscotch morsels and butter and melt over boiling water. Remove from heat.
Mix boiling water (2 tablespoons) with baking soda and add to butterscotch mixture. Gradually blend in remaining ingredients.
Drop by slightly-rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Makes 5 dozen cookies
Bonus recipe: Chewy butterscotch oat squares
One 6-oz. pkg. (1 cup) butterscotch morsels
1-1/2 cups rolled oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
One 15-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped nutmeats
1/2 teaspoon salt
Melt butterscotch morsels in top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Stir in oats, condensed milk. nutmeats and salt. Spoon batter evenly into greased and floured 9-inch square baking pan.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees) about 25 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Makes 3 dozen.
Editor’s note: “Disappear like sixty” — as referenced in the vintage ad — is an old way of saying that something disappeared (or was eaten) really quickly