Oatmeal Scotchies {Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies}

This post may contain affiliate links, which gives me a small percentage of the sale, at no cost to you. Thank you!

I cannot believe I haven’t shared the recipe for these Oatmeal Scotchies before! They are one of my family’s very favorite cookies. We  like them even better than oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips. And that’s saying something, because we love chocolate around here! butterscotch-oatmeal-cookies, recipe

My recipe calls for more flour than similar recipes for oatmeal scotchies I’ve seen. I like my cookies to puff up and be soft, not turn out flat and crispy. The extra flour helps with that. These cookies are a favorite since childhood, and they really are delicious! And because they are chock full of oats, they are a totally healthy after school snack, right? OK, maybe not. But they sure are yummy!

Oatmeal Scotchies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups regular oats (quick oats will work too, just use a little less flour)
2 cups butterscotch chips
Cream butter and sugars till creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients, oats, and chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for about 8 minutes.

-Makes about 3 dozen cookies, depending on size


  1. I can’t believe you haven’t shared these yet either! These are on my top 10 list of recipes I got from Kara at college, and that’s truly saying something, because you cooked wonderfully.

    • Thanks Melanie! I was seriously shocked when I searched my recipe index and discovered they weren’t there. How could I have let that happen? Crazy!

Speak Your Mind