Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies by fivelittlechefs.com - A soft and chewy Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie #oatmeal cookie #cookies #recipe

There is something about Butterscotch in an Oatmeal Cookie that is just delicious! The other night we needed to make a quick treat to take over to a neighbor’s home. The Little Chefs were looking through all our recipes to try to find something new or something they had not made for a while. They came across this Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies recipe, and they all insisted that just had to make this recipe, even though we had just made a batch of them last week!! And yes, the entire batch was already gone.  These cookies are so delicious – don’t be surprised if your cookies disappear as quickly as ours did!!

This recipes has been filled in our favorites for some time. You would think that combining a basic oatmeal cookie with butterscotch chips would be a simple turn-out-super-yummy-every-time cookie. As it turns out, that is not always the case, and it is not that simple! We tried multiple recipes before we found the one……this one!!

The Little Chefs first mixed the butter and the sugar. Then Little Chef B added in the eggs and vanilla. I need to remind him to use a separate bowl to crack the egg first, then add it to the cookie mixture. This time we were safe – No egg shells!!

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Then Little Chef K made sure all the ingredients were mixed up! Then she added the flour and dry ingredients. She likes to use the pouring shield – she learned from experience that the flour can sometimes make a mess!!

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Little Chef E did the scraping and Little Chef B did more of the mixing! Such great team work!!

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 We then added the oatmeal (now that makes them healthy……right?!!) and the butterscotch chips. And for some reason, I thought we had a full bag of butterscotch chips…….lets just say the Little Chefs keep a great tab on quality control while making these cookies.  A quick tip – every time I have greased the cookie sheet – they don’t turn out as well, just use the parchment paper!! You will thank us when you taste the deliciousness of these perfect little (we should add very addicting!!) cookie. Then into the oven to bake!!

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Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies are one of our favorite cookies! The Little Chefs are still trying to convince me that because they have oatmeal in them, they are okay to eat for breakfast…..hummmm…I am not sold on that one yet, but good try – way to think outside the breakfast box!!


Some other yummy cookies to try – our Oreo White Chocolate Cookie!! And if traveling is in your future, try this handy little trick to make these awesome Travel Snack Bags!


Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 3/4 c butter, softened
  • 3/4 c white sugar
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 c rolled oats
  • 1 2/3 c butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and both sugars till light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, beating well.
  4. In a seperate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stir till just combined.
  6. Stir in the oats and the butterscotch chips.
  7. Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8 - 10 minutes.




I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

7 Replies to "Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies"

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    rebecca from thisfineday May 25, 2013 (4:22 pm)

    Oh my tastiness.. these look so yummy. Definitely pinning this and adding these ingredients to my grocery list! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Leslie Lambert May 30, 2013 (11:26 am)

    This recipe sounds right up my alley! This would be perfect to link-up to my Create It Thursday post…it’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-4-plus-features.html

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    Rosey May 30, 2013 (4:39 pm)

    My mom used to make these, mm mm mm! I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂

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    Melinda@LookWhatMomFound...andDadtoo May 31, 2013 (8:34 pm)

    these sound good, i wonder if it would work with cinnamon chips instead (that’s what i have in the pantry)

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    Shannon {Cozy Country Living} June 1, 2013 (6:15 am)

    Yum! These sound wonderful! I have some butterscotch chips i my pantry right now, so I just might have to make these this weekend:) I am also a new follower on Twitter and Google +, so I don’t miss any great ideas!

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    Val @ Home Made Modern June 1, 2013 (6:43 am)

    My mom and I both love butterscotch…looks like I’ll be making these for her next visit! 🙂

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    4littlefergusons June 3, 2013 (12:43 pm)

    Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck!!!! Your yummy recipe came up as we decided on favorites for the week, but we cannot share anyone that hasn’t linked back. Soooo, in the future, if you would be so kind to link back to Weekend Potluck at the end of each post you share, we will be able to feature you and your delicious dishes!
    THANK YOU!!!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons 🙂

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