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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scotchies for National Boss Day!

Did ya’ know? This Friday, October 15th is National Boss Day! And I’ve got just the thing for you to give to the Big Cheese. These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scotchies are a fun treat that any boss will love. Chock full of sweets, they are fun and childlike but, with oatmeal and a dash of cinnamon, they are grown-up, too. (In a good way!)

I know what you’re thinking. I’m into bosses day because, well, I’m my own boss. Okay. I admit that’s part of it. You’d best be sure that I’m going to whip up a batch of these for myself! But, truth be told, I’ve been lucky enough to have some incredibly wonderful bosses over the years. In fact, one is still a dear friend of mine (you know who you are!)… who’s coming into town this Friday. Perfect!

The two of us will sit and catch up over a cup of coffee and warm Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scotchies, fresh out of the oven. It’ll be like old times: chatting, learning from each other and cherishing how lucky we are to be together.

I hope you can do the same with your boss this Friday. And, if that’s not the kind of relationship you guys have (I understand that, too!), maybe these warm, homemade treats are a quiet way of making things a little better between you guys. So that you can look forward to a good, productive year ahead and maybe even a coffee date next year on National Boss Day.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scotchies
adapted from Nestle TollHouse
makes about 4 dozen cookies

1 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 c granulated sugar
3/4 c packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 c quick or old-fashioned oats
5 1/2 oz (1/2 of an 11 oz pkg; just shy 1 cup) chocolate chips
5 1/2 oz (1/2 of an 11 oz pkg; just shy 1 cup) butterscotch chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.

2. Beat together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer. Gradually add dry ingredients and beat until well mixed.

3. Stir in oats and both kinds of chips.

4. Drop 1 tablespoon scoops onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes.

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