Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

My 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 Allrecipesthat 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:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Allrecipes
 
  • 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

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

Bea 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.

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


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36 Responses to “Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies”

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    Bo — February 10, 2011 @ 4:27 am

    They sound great! My mom never let me use the mixer when I was a kid…lucky kid!

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    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — February 10, 2011 @ 4:34 am

    They look delicious. I love butterscotch chips!

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    Mandy — February 10, 2011 @ 4:42 am

    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.

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    Meaghan Luby — February 10, 2011 @ 5:38 am

    yummm! these look fantasmic! thanks so much for sharing!
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — February 10, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Yhey sound fantastic. Diane

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    Debbie — February 10, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    What a cute picture of your son!! The cookies look really good. They'd be a hit here too!

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    PeggyR — February 10, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    Great picture of your helper!

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    Susan — February 10, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    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!

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    Joanne — February 10, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    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!

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    Mick — February 10, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Yum. Think I'll have to convince my wife to let me make a big mess in the kitchen using this recipe :-)

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    Heavenly Housewife — February 10, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    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

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    Marjie — February 10, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

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

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    The Blonde Duck — February 10, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    This looks like my beloved oatmeal scotchies! YUM!

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    Katerina — February 10, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    I am sure that with this cute little assistant of yours these cookies made in no time and tasted great!

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    ann — February 10, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    I love oatmeal cookies and butterscotch! Your helper is adorable. Train them young in the kitchen!

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    teresa — February 10, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    i love that you cook with your kids, how could you not, they're so cute! the cookies look delicious!

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    Bethie — February 10, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    One of our favorites and I know yours were fantastic!

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    Jennifurla — February 10, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    I dont user butterscotch enough, looks great.

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    Paper Napkins — February 10, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    Oatmeal butterscotch, that sounds delicious.

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    Cheryl — February 10, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    One of these days you are going to be able to just sit back and have the kiddos cook for you!

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    Kris — February 10, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    You had me at cookie. Your kids are going to be great cooks just like their Mommy!!

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    Marcella Alyssa — February 10, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    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 :)

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    Victor — February 10, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    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!

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    kahveci — February 10, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

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

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    Nil — February 11, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Mmmm, I love, love…cookies! Thanks!

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    Amanda Vittitow — February 11, 2011 @ 2:35 am

    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. :)

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    Howe to Cook — February 11, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    Oatmeal AND butterscotch? What could be better than that?!

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    Kerstin — February 11, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    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 :)

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    grace — February 11, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    this is a classic that i find almost impossible to top. my suggestion for next time–add coconut!

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    Miss Meat and Potatoes — February 11, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

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

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    Leslie — February 12, 2011 @ 3:22 am

    I hope he got to lick the bowl??

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    Yasmin — February 13, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    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!!

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    ~~louise~~ — February 13, 2011 @ 3:07 am

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

    Adorable & Delicious!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Pam…

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    elisa — February 13, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    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?

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    Nikki — May 25, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    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). :)

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    Rhonda — November 18, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    I just made these. MMMMM!!! :) I added walnuts. The sizing of the recipe is perfect for just two of us.

    Thank you for posting!

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