This recipe was featured in an email from Cooks Illustrated: "Most recipes for this bake-sale favorite combine oatmeal cookie dough with a bag of butterscotch chips. We found these versions far too sweet, and we wanted a chewier, less crumbly texture. Most of us also objected to the unnatural taste of the chips. Here’s what we discovered: Test Kitchen Discoveries Melting the butterscotch chips before whisking them into the dough helps eliminate their unnatural flavor. To combat the sweetness of the butterscotch chips, we used less sugar. Melting the butter (instead of creaming it, as most cookie recipes require) produced a chewy texture.