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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies Recipe – Made with hearty oats, butterscotch chips, and cinnamon, these cookies are a perfect treat on their own, or with ice cream. Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with a twist! 

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Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

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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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

There’s something about soft thin Butterscotch Cookies with Oatmeal, 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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What Ingredients You Will Need To Make Butterscotch Cookies

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Packed Brown Sugar 
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Softened Unsalted Butter 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Large Eggs
  • Quick Oats
  • Butterscotch Chips
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How To Make These Butterscotch Cookies

  1. Mix the Dry Ingredients: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line several cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together. Set aside.
  2. Cream the Butter and Sugar: 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, it is important to the recipe. 
  3. Combine Both Mixtures: Add the vanilla and eggs to the butter mixture and beat to combine. Then slowly add the flour mixture until just combined.
  4. All In: Scrape the bowl and beat on low, adding the oats and butterscotch chips.
  5. Shape the Dough: 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.
  6. Bake the Cookies: 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.

Get the Full (Printable) Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies Recipe Below. Enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

You Don’t Specify To Sift The Flour… Should I?

If a recipe doesn’t specify sifting flour, a general rule is to stir the flour well in the bag, scoop, then level the flour to ensure proper measurements. That should work just fine for this recipe.

Can I Make Gluten Free Butterscotch Cookies?

Yes, simply swap the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free baking mix. Make sure to check that your oatmeal is processed in a GF facility, and that the butterscotch chips don’t have any sneaky gluten in them. (Mine didn’t.)

I Cannot Find Butterscotch Chips, Can I Still Make This Recipe?

Butterscotch chips have a very distinct flavor. If you can’t find them in your town, I suggest ordering online, or using caramel chips instead.

How Long Do These Cookies Last?

You can store them at room temperature in an airtight container for about a week or in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 weeks. 

Can I Freeze These Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze them before or after baking. If baked, cool completely and stack in an airtight container. Then freeze for up to 4 months. 

If freezing dough, roll the dough into a 2-inch log. Then wrap in plastic wrap and foil. Freeze the dough for up to 4 months. When ready to bake, slice the dough into ½ inch rounds and bake from frozen for 15-20 minutes. 

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  • Cinnamon Chips
  • Chocolate Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Cocoa Nibs
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Chopped Pecan or Walnuts
  • Dried Cherries
  • Dried Apple Chunks
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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with a twist! These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies, made with layers of oats, butterscotch chips, and cinnamon are a perfect treat on their own or with ice cream.
Servings: 36 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line several cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs to the butter mixture and beat to combine. Then slowly add the flour mixture until just combined.
  • Scrape the bowl and beat on low, adding the oats and butterscotch chips.
  • 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.
  • 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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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 72mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 175IU, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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83 comments on “Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies”

  1. I’ve been on such a butterscotch kick lately and these cookies are SO good! We loved them.

  2. Love butterscotch cookies!! The oatmeal makes them chewy & the hint of cinnamon makes them perfect!

  3. I love these cookies! A batch never lasts long around us!

  4. I didn’t have cinnamon chips, so I just added some ground cinnamon to the dough and these were phenomenal! I loved them so much! 

  5. Lovedi t!

  6. I tried your Best Sugar Cookies with Bourbon Glaze on Saturday. A hit! I want to try the oatmeal butterscotch cookies. You don’t specify to sift the flour. Should I? Also, how long to whisk? Thanks, Mary ( novice cookie baker)

    • Hi Mary,

      I’m so glad you like the sugar cookies! If a recipe doesn’t specify sifting flour, a general rule is to stir the flour well in the bag, scoop, then level the flour to ensure proper measurements. That should work just fine for this recipe. :)

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  9. 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!

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

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  12. 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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  18. 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!

  19. 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!

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

  23. Looks delish!

  24. 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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  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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!!!

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

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

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

  32. I cannot wait to try these!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. 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?!) ;)

  35. These ROCK!! Your site is looking so awesome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. 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.

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

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

  47. I am a sucker for butterscotch!

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

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

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

  51. Chewy cookies are the best. What a great recipe!

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

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

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

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

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

  57. 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!

  58. 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.

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

  60. What a chewy sounding, yummy combination!!

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

  62. Really beautiful Sommer! Love how chewy they look!

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

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

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

  66. These look so good! Chewy cookies are THE best!

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

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

  69. 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

    • 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!

  70. Oooooooo…these cookies look amazing!

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

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

  73. 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.

  74. Chewy and Oatmeal Cookies go together like Cookies and Milk!

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

  76. 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!