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Every two weeks we have a team meeting that requires me to actually shower and change into real clothes physically attend at the office.  More often than not, when I do, I bring baked goods.  Obviously it’s a nasty habit I picked up as a law librarian.

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I hauled a package of butterscotch chips out of a box a few weeks back, so this formed the inspiration.  The recipe comes from Hershey’s Kitchens and might be a new favourite around the office.

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Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper.

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Look! I have a kitchen table for the first time in EONS!

Start with 3/4 cup softened butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and 3/4 cup brown sugar and chuck all that in a bowl.

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Beat the crap out of it until it’s fluffy, then add in 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

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In another bowl, whisk together 1 1/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

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Gradually add the flour to the butter mixture and beat until well-combined.

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Stir in 3 cups rolled oats, and then a whole package (or about 1 3/4 cups) butterscotch chips.

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Drop tablespoons of the dough onto your baking sheet (I ended up with just over three dozen cookies) and bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating halfway through, until the centres of the cookies are just set the edges are starting to brown.  My oven seems to cook a little hotter so I ended up baking mine for only 6 minutes.

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Let those rest on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.  I may have enjoyed a few with my morning coffee (after a complete and nutritious breakfast, of course).

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