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.
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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.
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.