Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2nd each year; it’s not a holiday where banks and businesses are closed. Chances are it’s a day that most are even expected to show up for work. Make a batch of these cookies to share with co-workers, or serve them for dessert to family after a main course of “ground hog.” It won’t really matter if the groundhog sees his shadow as long as there’s something good on the menu.
Makes about six dozen cookies
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups oatmeal, plus more for rolling
2 cups butterscotch chips
Semisweet chocolate chips, for eyes
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Cream the butter and brown sugar until fluffy; add the eggs and vanilla.
- With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
- Stir in the oatmeal and butterscotch chips.
- Pour about a cup of oatmeal onto a large plate.
- Scoop tablespoons of the dough onto the plate and roll each in the oatmeal.
- Place on parchment-lined baking sheets 2" apart (or baking sheets sprayed with non-stick spray).
- Press two chocolate chips into each ball for eyes.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and set.
- Let sit on the baking sheet a minute or two before transferring to cooling racks.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 41
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 50% Protein 5% Carb. 44%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Sodium 73 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2%