There’s no question that the holidays are a busy time of year. And between school concerts, parties, shopping and visits from family, even the calmest, most collected parent can start to get a little frazzled. That’s why I depend on a number of holiday sanity savers to get me through the Christmas season stress-free and ready to celebrate. From foolproof holiday sweets to streamlined shopping done online, the holidays don’t have to feel hurried!
This year, GLAD decided to help me out by sending me its own holiday sanity savers…limited edition holiday-themed Freezer Zipper Bags, Press’n Seal food wrap and Food Storage Containers. So of course, I couldn’t resist filling the containers with one of my own holiday sanity saver recipes: No-Bake Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies!
These oatmeal butterscotch cookies are one of those holiday treats that really have it all. They’re quick to make. They’re foolproof. They’re everybody’s favourite cookie after one bite. And best of all, they keep for weeks in the freezer inside one of the holiday GLAD Deep Dish Reusable Containers!
I always keep a few batches of these oatmeal butterscotch cookies in the freezer during the holidays, along with some of my other favourite goodies, so that I can pull them out for unexpected guests or even whip up a quick care package for a friend. Tucked inside a GLAD container printed with cheery snowmen and tied with a pretty ribbon, it’s an instant gift that’s sure to be appreciated. Add a bag of gourmet coffee for the perfect accompaniment!
I do have a few holiday recipes that take a little more time and effort. But over the years, I’ve realized that most people enjoy my quick and easy goodies just as much. And focusing on those tried and true favourites I can whip up in minutes means more time for holiday fun! Give these oatmeal butterscotch cookies a try and see if they become one of your family’s new favourites too. Considering how easy they are to make, you won’t mind a bit when everyone requests them!
No-Bake Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 3 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
- 1/2 cup coconut
Combine butter, sugar and evaporated milk in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and boils for one minute.
Remove from heat and stir in butterscotch chips until fully melted.
Stir in oats and coconut until fully combined.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with GLAD Press'n Seal wrap. Let cool until hardened.
Store in covered container in fridge or freezer.