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Limited Edition Nestle Oatmeal Scotchies

Between October and December it's rare to find a "limited edition" food product that doesn't have something to do with the impending holidays. That's exactly why I gravitated toward the new "Oatmeal Scotchies" break-and-bake cookies from Nestle. Their cultural uniqueness.

Oh, who the hell am I kidding? I'm a sucker for limited-edition anything, and when I saw the dough was on special at Kroger, I snatched up a package. Okay, two.

Oatmeal cookies in their purest form have never really enticed me; add raisins and they're marginally better. I like oats, but a bowl of the steel-cut Irish variety mixed with whole milk is more appetizing to me than some baked dough globs.

But the inclusion of butterscotch chips changes everything. The contrast between the slightly salty butter chips and the cinnamon-infused batter was delightful. The texture was a bit flat, but pleasantly bumpy, due to the oat clusters. The only thing missing was a vat of cream cheese frosting to construct a sandwich.

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I recommend combining two of the package's pre-sectioned squares to form one reasonable-size cookie. Unless, of course, you're an elf and demand microscopic portions.

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