Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Oatmeal Butterscotch CookiesMy son wanted to make a batch of cookies and we had butterscotch chips to use up so I went in search of a recipe. I found this one at Allrecipes that looked perfect. I halved the recipe because I didn’t need such a huge batch of cookies sitting around. My son and I had fun making these tasty treats and they were a big hit with the whole family. They were especially delicious dipped in ice-cold milk.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies:


  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of butterscotch chips

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

How to Make Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add the egg and vanilla then continue to beat until well combined.

Stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until blended. Add the butterscotch chips and mix until combined.

Drop by spoonfuls on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in the oven, or until the edges begin to brown. Cool on a cookie rack. Enjoy.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Allrecipes


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  1. Mmmm, cookies. It never occurs to me to halve recipes, especially ones involving sugar, butter, and chocolate (or butterscotch) chips. =) Luckily there are a lot of people around always willing to take cookies off of my hands.

  2. These cookies are one of our favorites! My recipe is just a bit different, but the sweet result looks the same! Yum! Thanks for a reminder that we haven't had these in ages!

  3. These make me wish that I had butterscotch chips on hand that needed to be use up…I'm in the mood to bake but have no one to bake for!

  4. These cookies sound like a little bit of heaven to me. I wonder if I can find butterscotch chips here in the UK.
    *kisses* HH

  5. I love oatmeal cookies. They make you feel virtuous when you eat them, as if you're not indulging in something unhealthy.

  6. These look great! I LOVE oatmeal cookies. P.S. I love the pictures of your children cooking with you! They remind me of the good times in the kitchen I had with my family when I was little 🙂

  7. Each time I make oatmeal cookies and ends up into a mini version of what it is expected. I should stop using instant oats and start using rolled oats. I'll give yours a try. Looks delicious!

  8. they look delicious…yummy, me and my daughter used to make cakes and cookies together…it is the biggest fun on earth !! 🙂

  9. Great cookie recipe. Is it bad that as I was reading the recipe, I was figuring out the full amount of everything as well?? I've had to half a lot of cookie recipes too, so I completely understand. 🙂

  10. I always forget about butterscotch chips – I need to start using them more often! These look wonderful and I love the cute pic of your sous chef 🙂

  11. Mmmmm. Butterscotch. Wish I had a batch of these right now. Thanks for sharing – and the little one is so cute!!!

  12. I love butterscotch things! I posted a recipe a while a go called butterscotch squares. I'm sure these biscuits would be as adictive as my slice!!

  13. Butterscotch, oatmeal and a little baker to boot! Who could ask for anything more?

    Adorable & Delicious!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Pam…

  14. I am a real life cookie monster. But I have to admit, when I make cookies no matter the recipe, my cookies always come out hard. I really want to try this recipe. What can I do to make these cookies soft like butter?

  15. Made these last week and they were perfect! I only wish I would've doubled the recipe. I'm making them again right now and this time I'll have twice the goodness in my kitchen (until tomorrow when I share the cookies at a cookout). 🙂