Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies


We lived in San Francisco a number of years ago when my hubby was in dental school. Our big splurge came in the form of a Friday night out to eat. I’d strap Hudson into his carseat in the back of my white Pontiac Sunfire coupe, pick Dr. B up at school and we’d head downtown to Chipotle. We’d go all-out, ordering chips AND guacamole with our meal. We spent our date night chatting about our respective days, people-watching the art student crowd so plentiful in the neighborhood, and passing Baby Hudson back and forth so we could each get a bite every once in a while. This became our tradition for many Fridays.


And to top off our evening, we’d either walk to Beard Papa’s for a cream puff (which is a delicacy deserving a post all of its own), or we’d head over to the Tom’s Cookies station at the mall. I almost always got the oatmeal butterscotch cookie; but the one with the giant Reese’s peanut butter cup baked into the middle was a close second. After dental school, Tom passed away, and the shop closed. No trip to San Francisco has been the same for me since. When I get homesick for the City that stole my heart, I whip up a batch of my own Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies. They’ll never be the same as Tom’s, but they do bring back a lot of great memories.

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Post by Christina Williams

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