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.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon and Butterscotch Chips | ASpicyPerspective.com #cookies #oatmealcookies

Pin It

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.

Soft Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon and Butterscotch Chips | ASpicyPerspective.com #cookies #oatmealcookies

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.

Chewy Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies | ASpicyPerspective.com #cookies #oatmealcookies

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.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Chips | ASpicyPerspective.com #cookies #oatmealcookiesAwesome Modern Dishes from Villeroy & Boch.

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.


Yield: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon and Butterscotch Chips


  • 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)


  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.


Cookies Galore!

Toffee Brownie Cookies

Cherry Ginger Thumbprints

Mexican Mocha Crinkle Cookies

Corn Cookies ~ Savory Simple

Coconut White Chocolate Cookies ~ Averie Cooks

Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies ~ Brown Eyed Baker


Related Posts

74 Responses to “Oatmeal Cinnamon Butterscotch Cookies”

  1. #
    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!!!


  2. #
    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!


  3. #
    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!


  4. #
    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!


  5. #
    Jamie @lifelovelemons — June 17, 2013 @ 4:21 am

    Looks delish!


  6. #
    Jill — August 23, 2013 @ 10:55 am

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


  7. #
    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?


  8. #
    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!


  9. #
    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!


  10. #
    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..


  11. #
    Paula — October 13, 2014 @ 8:44 am

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


  12. #
    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!



  1. Pingback: What's In My Cookie Jar: Cinnamon Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies Recipe | Maija's Mommy Moments

  2. Pingback: Hazelnut chocolate chip oatmeal cookies recipe — Roxana's Home Baking

  3. Pingback: Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Butterscotch & Cinnamon - Villeroy & Boch Blog

  4. Pingback: Fun and Exciting Christmas Party Ideas | Backyard Ocean

  5. Pingback: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon and Butterscotch Chips

  6. Pingback: Cinnamon Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies | Best Recipes!

  7. Pingback: Easy Oat Cookies picklebums.com

  8. Pingback: Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies | Spoonful of FlavorSpoonful of Flavor

  9. Pingback: Receta de galletas de avena suecas muy fácil. | Prioritè Art Coffee

Leave a Comment