Oatmeal Cinnamon Butterscotch Cookies

Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with a twist! These cinnamon cookies, made with layers of oats, cinnamon chips and butterscotch chips are a perfect treat on their own, or with ice cream.

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Soft oatmeal cookies have a special place in my heart.

As a little girl, I always looked forward to my mom’s chewy oatmeal cookies speckled with juicy raisins.

She made the best cookies.

Other kids on our block swooned over her cookies and were just as excited as I was, when she baked them.

In fact, my mom was (is) so inspiring in the cookie department, it has secretly been a goal of mine to be the mom who makes the best cookies in the whole neighborhood… town… world.

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Have you noticed that there is not a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe on ASP?

I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve been tweaking for 13 years, and I keep my cookie notes under lock-and-key. It’s taken a long time to get the recipe just the way I want, and I feverishly hoard it like a bee to its honey comb.

Making Cookies

If I give out my secret chocolate chip cookie recipe, then that levels the playing field in the neighborhood.

See why I have to keep it to myself? *wink*

Making Cookies 2

One day I’ll release my magic cookies to the world. But for today, please accept these Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon and Butterscotch Chips, as a tasty alternative.

They aren’t THE cookies, but they are pretty spectacular.

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There’s something about soft thin oatmeal cookies, with crispy edges and a chewy center that makes my heart melt.

These chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with ample cinnamon chips and a handful of butterscotch chips, are to die for.

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The addition of a few butterscotch chips sprinkled about, gives them a slightly boozy quality that offsets the rustic flavors of oats and cinnamon.

I could eat these all day long.

Let me rephrase, I did eat these all day long.

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Yield: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon and Butterscotch Chips

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line several cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer and a separate bowl, cream the butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. *Don't cut the time short here.
  4. Add the vanilla and eggs to the butter mixture and beat to combine. Then slowly add the flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Scrape the bowl and beat on low, adding the oats and baking chips.
  6. Using a tablespoon, drop the cookie dough in 1 1/2 tablespoon portions onto the cookie sheets. Make sure they are spaced 2-3 inches apart for spreading.
  7. Bake the cookies for 10-11 minutes, until the edges are golden, but the centers still seem soft. Cool completely on the baking sheets before moving.

 

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74 Responses to “Oatmeal Cinnamon Butterscotch Cookies”

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — February 15, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    I’m such a sucker for chewy oatmeal cookies (they’re really the only kind… if they’re too crunchy, I can’t do it). Looks great!

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    Maria — February 15, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    I can eat these for breakfast since they are oatmeal cookies, right? :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — February 15, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Chewy and Oatmeal Cookies go together like Cookies and Milk!

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    Jeanette — February 15, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    Sommer – love the twist on these cookies with the cinnamon chips. They’re not easy to find around here, but I’ll have to see if I can find them.

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    • Sommer — February 15th, 2013 @ 8:06 am

      Hey Jeanette, I don’t shop at Walmart a lot, but they seem to always have them.

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    Cassie — February 15, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    I would definitely eat these all day long. I’m a food for chewy oatmeal cookies. Love the mix in’s too!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — February 15, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Chewy oatmeal cookies are the BEST! My mom used to make them for us too. Such a great classic cookie! :)

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    marla — February 15, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Oooooooo…these cookies look amazing!

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    Christine (Cook the Story) — February 15, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    Hey Sommer,
    I shared this recipe on my FB page and got a question from a friend who lives in Canada where they can’t get cinnamon chips. She wants to know if she can still make them. I told her my best guess was to add 1 tsp cinnamon to the flour at the beginning and then increase the butterscotch chips to 1 cup. But I’ve never actually tried cinnamon chips myself (being a deprived Canadian and all) so I thought I should check with you that that would be similar. Thanks!
    Christine

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    • Sommer — February 15th, 2013 @ 9:23 am

      No Cinnamon Chips in Canada!?! Where is the justice…

      You know butterscotch chips are pretty powerful–I might add cinnamon to the dough and white chocolate chips as a substitute for the cinnamon chips.

      Thanks for sharing!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — February 15, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    I love a good chewy oatmeal cookie. I don’t think I’ve ever tried baking with cinnamon chips!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 15, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    These are SPECTACULAR. REALLY. I want so many of them right now. And I need to hop on board this cinnamon chip thing!

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    RavieNomNoms — February 15, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    These look so good! Chewy cookies are THE best!

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    Heather Christo — February 15, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    these will do just fine!! they look sooooo good!!!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 15, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    I would eat these all day long, too! And the day after that, and the day after that….

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 15, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    these look SO good! I love a good chewy cookie and the ingredients in this are some of my favorites!!

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    Jenny Flake — February 15, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Really beautiful Sommer! Love how chewy they look!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — February 15, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    These look so so good! Love that you used cinnamon chips :)

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — February 15, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    What a chewy sounding, yummy combination!!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — February 15, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    These cookies look amazing! I am dying to know your chocolate chip cookie recipe now!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — February 15, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    I’m on my way over!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 15, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Mmm these sound so lovely! Yum!

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    Shari | Tickled Red — February 15, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Helloooooo snack attack obsession! I know what the boys and I will be making, especially if we get that wee bit of snow they are calling for.

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    Liz — February 15, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    These look great Sommer! I finally found the perfect chocolate chip cookie – it’s up on my blog this week! Love cookies :) Have a great weekend!

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    a farmer in the dell — February 15, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    I want to sink my teeth into one of these cookies right now! the cinnamon chips sound amazing!!!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — February 15, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Cinnamon and butterscotch chips. I like the way you think!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 15, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    These look fab, Sommer! Chewy oatmeal cookies are my favorite!

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    Megaen — February 15, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Cinnamon is one of the four ingredients I always say improves the taste of anything it is added to. This recipe proves my point!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 15, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    I just posted an oatmeal + butterscotch recipe yesterday. Great minds think alike and these look awesome!!

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    Kristen — February 15, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    Chewy cookies are the best. What a great recipe!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 15, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    These sound like perfect chewy oatmeal cookies! Love the combination of cinnamon and butterscotch!

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    Kate@Diethood — February 15, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    Oh Lawd…gimme gimme! What was your address, again?! I’ll be there for breakfast!!! ;-D

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — February 15, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Love the add-ins you’ve included; that combo sounds divine.

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    JulieD — February 15, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    I love that these have butterscotch in these!! Yummy!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 15, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    Wow, what a cookie! I bet these are so delish dunked in a glass of milk!

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    Belinda @zomppa — February 15, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    I am a sucker for butterscotch!

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — February 15, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

    What a fantastic flavor combo!

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    Amy Tong — February 16, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    I used to love just crispy cookies when I was younger…now, I adore chewy cookies. (I think I grew more sophisticate over the years, haahaha) I love your chewy oatmeal cookies…and with cinnamon too? I”m diving right in. Can’t wait to make a batch my kids (and myself) tomorrow morning.

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    Cinda Kellogg — February 16, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    I just made these cookies this morning! How funny! I didn’t use the butterscotch chips, never thought about them. Anyway..the cinnamon chips are hard to find. I usually get them at Walmart..I was there the other day and on the markdown rack they had several packages…I bought 4 and froze them. The only place I’ve seen them is at Albertsons. I don’t know why the other stores only carry them during the holidays..that’s stupid!! Anyway…I made the Sour Cream Cinnamon Chip coffee cake and it was the BEST coffee cake I’ve ever eaten!

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    • Sommer — February 16th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

      Oooo, I may need that coffee cake recipe. :)

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    Monet — February 16, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    You know how to make a pregnant girl very happy! These look delicious. Warm and sweet. I love butterscotch! Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you had a fabulous week, and I hope your weekend brims with good food, laughter, and love.

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    Sarah — February 16, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    My mom makes awesome cookies too…In fact, my favorite cookie my mom makes is butterscotch oatmeal!

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    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet — February 16, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    Gorgeous flavors, Sommer! Hope you’re having a nice weekend!
    Hugs <3

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 17, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    I baked cookies yesterday, and now I want to bake these too!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — February 17, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Oatmeal is good for me, right? :D I want this for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every time in between!!!

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — February 17, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I have never baked with cinnamon chips – I’m going to have to find some!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 17, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    I love cinnamon chips they are just the right burst of flavor in cookies.

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — February 18, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    These ROCK!! Your site is looking so awesome!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 18, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    Fabulous cookies, Sommer. I haven’t yet baked anything with cinnamon chips, but I eye them up every time I’m in the baking aisle! (I’ll be waiting for that secret cookie recipe, too…recipes are meant to be shared, dontcha know?!) ;)

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    SweetSugarbelle — February 19, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    I cannot wait to try these!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Crystal — February 20, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    I was just wondering if this recipe can be frozen?? Cooked or just the batter?

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    Heidi — February 22, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    Just whipped up a batch of these on a snowy day and they are a yummy! I love the cinnamon chips

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    Shaina — February 28, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Chewy oatmeal cookies are my favorite. I would pick them over chocolate chip even. Shhh…

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    Pat — March 20, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    I can’t wait to make these. I found cinnamon chips at Kroger a few weeks ago in the markdown section and bought 2 bags. Now I know what to make with them!!!

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    Myrafs — April 7, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing your mom’s recipe. But I have to say, it is SOOO frustrating and annoying when someone will not share a “secret recipe.” Food brings families together, food is always central to our get-togethers with friends, food brings new friends into our lives, welcomes new neighbors…food and recipes are for sharing! If everyone hoarded their recipes, where would we be? What if your mom didn’t share hers? Thank you again for sharing hers…I am anxious to throw a batch together, and will be more than happy to share the recipe!

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    my.Opera.com — May 16, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 30, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Just saw these in Roxana’s post when she linked to both of us. WOW.A perfect cookie for me. Just made some with cinnamon chips last week and now that I have a store that sells them year round that I know about, I’m in luck. Pinned!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — June 17, 2013 @ 4:21 am

    Looks delish!

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    Jill — August 23, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    These are delicious! Thanks for a new favorite recipe! :)

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    Dannell — September 14, 2013 @ 7:03 am

    When I have used oatmeal in other recipes, I put them in the blender first to make them a little finer, will that be ok?

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    Jillian — October 1, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    There is a terrible problem with these cookies: I can’t stop eating them, same with my husband, and the dogs keep drooling! They’re too delicious! Thank you for a truly great treat ! You are a terrific cook!

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    Melissa — October 19, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    I made these for a cookie bake-off at work–and they won! Thanks for the recipe! Next time I’d like to make them with the cinnamon chips as the recipe calls for, but the grocery store in my neighborhood was out. I substituted a couple teaspoons of cinnamon instead. Still delicious!

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    Chandra L Wong — September 26, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    I just made these per the recipe (ok – i added some ginger.. but they’re already oatmeal and cinnamon. How can you NOT add ginger. I had to hold myself back from grating in some nutmeg, but I was successful at that).

    I actually had a bag on cinnamon chips. The cookies taste good – but i think I bought the cinnamon chips on a whim and I don’t remember ever using them before. They just aren’t that good. There’s a fairly strong chemical taste and they don’t melt very well.

    I came across a blog to make your own cinnamon chips. It is NOT my blog, and I’ve yet to try the recipe as I only found it a couple of days ago. But, for all those out there that can’t find cinnamon chips – look at this link – or google DIY cinnamon chips and find a recipe that you like.

    These cookies would have been better with real cinnamon added and skip the cinnamon chip, IMHO. Oh – I also used whole rolled oats and not quick oats. That’s also a personal preference..

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    Paula — October 13, 2014 @ 8:44 am

    The recipt is fantastic. Made it for everyone at work and they loved it.

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    Ashley — October 22, 2014 @ 9:07 am

    Delicious! Just made these and they were very simple which I really appreciate (and I’m no expert baker). Soft and mild in flavor. Perfect with a cold glass of milk!

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