Me Want Coooooookies

I went in to visit some of my former co-workers today and I couldn’t go in empty handed! So I made some cookies- and old favorite and a first-time recipe… The first is an excellent cookie if you’re looking for a slight change from plain old chocolate chip. It’s basically the same recipe but adds in oats and uses butterscotch chips- these are a childhood favorite of mine :)

Oatmeal Scotchies

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Keywords: bake dessert oats butterscotch cookie

Ingredients (24-36 cookies)

  • 1-1/4 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c butter- softened
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 c Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
  • 2 c Nestle Tollhouse Butterscotch chips


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy.

3. Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

4. Stir in the oats and butterscotch chips by hand.

5. Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 10 minutes, longer for crispy cookies.

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The next recipe is brand new, never been made (by me) before :)
I’ve had a jar of almond butter sitting (unopened) in my pantry for several months now. I came across this recipe today and decided it was time to get some use out of it!

Almond Butter Snickerdoodles

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Keywords: bake dessert almonds cream cheese cookie


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Beat brown sugar, cream cheese, butter and almond butter until creamy.

3. Add eggs, lemon rind and vanilla.

4. Add flour, baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon and salt.

5. Pour some sugar and cinnamon on a small plate. Use your hands to roll small amounts of dough into a ball and then roll the ball in the sugar mixture.

6. Cook for 6 minutes. While cooking, wet the bottom of a small glass, dip the bottom in the sugar mixture to keep the dough from sticking to the glass. Remove the tray from the oven and flatten each cookie using the bottom of the glass.

7. Return to the oven and cook for 6 more minutes.

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About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. […] I’m realizing now that I also worked these new nut butters into cookies on both occasions: Almond Butter Snickerdoodles & Granola Cookies. Can’t really go wrong […]

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