Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies

Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies take a rich, chewy oatmeal cookie base and infuse it with the rich flavors of cinnamon and butterscotch to create delicious cookies that are perfect for any occasion.

stack of three oatmeal scotchies cookies on a plate.

We love making cookies of all kinds, and if they’re unique, even better! We’ve made our share of classics like chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, but we do like to mix things up. That’s why we love making these butterscotch-infused oatmeal cookies.

five oatmeal scothies cookies on a platter.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a few simple ingredients that are probably in your kitchen right now.
  • It’s an easy recipe that only takes a few minutes to make.
  • The butterscotch flavor and oatmeal texture are always a hit.


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bowls of butterscotch chips, egg, sugar, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, butter, and oatmeal.

You’ll only need a few basic ingredients to make these cookies, and chances are they’re all in your kitchen right now. If they aren’t, you’ll find them quickly and easily at your local grocery store.

All the recipe ingredients are listed here, but you can find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the cost.

  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter – softened
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Large egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Butterscotch chips

🔪 How to Make Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies

Making these cookies is an easy process that only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.

flour, salt and ground cinnamon in a glass mixing bowl.

Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients

Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla being mixed with a hand mixer in a glass mixing bowl.

Step 2: Combine the Wet Ingredients

Cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.

oatmeal and butterscotch being mixed into a cookie dough in a glass bowl.

Step 3: Make the Cookie Dough

Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Then, add the oats and butterscotch chips and stir to incorporate.

Step 4: Bake

Scoop the dough into 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes at 375 degrees until the edges are just beginning to brown.

Step 5: Cool

Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

stack of four oatmeal scotchies cookies on a plate the top one has a bite missing.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Butterscotch – Change the flavor of these cookies with other baking chip flavors.
  • Brown Sugar – You can use light or dark brown sugar for this recipe.
  • Oats – For a less chewy cookie, use quick-cooking oats.

If you like oatmeal cookies with a twist like these, then check out our zucchini oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Baking sheets
  • Wire cooling rack

🥫 Storage

Store these cookies in an air-tight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. For longer storage, refrigerate them in an air-tight container for up to a week. You can freeze them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container in single layers separated by parchment paper for up to 3 months.

What to Serve with Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies

Serve these cookies with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. You can also serve them alongside fresh fruit or your other favorite sweets as part of a larger dessert spread.

💭 Tips

  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet gradually to ensure that all the cookie ingredients are well combined.
  • Roll the dough into balls before baking for the proper spread while baking.
  • Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes to allow carry-over cooking time to bake the cookies perfectly.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What are oatmeal scotchies?

Oatmeal scotchie cookies are oatmeal cookies loaded with cinnamon and butterscotch chips.

Do you have to refrigerate oatmeal cookie dough?

It depends on the recipe. Some recipes rely on chilling the dough before baking to control spread. However, other recipes like this one, rely on forming the dough into balls that will spread as they bake.

Why are my oatmeal scotchies flat?

If you use too much butter, the cookies will spread too much and be greasy. The same will happen if you use too little flour.

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🧾Recipe Card

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stack of three oatmeal scotchies cookies on a plate.

Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies

Oatmeal scotchie cookies combine an oatmeal cookie base with butterscotch flavor to create a rich, delicious cookie perfect for any occasion.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 119kcal


  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • Baking sheets
  • Wire cooling rack


  • 1 cup Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • teaspoon Salt
  • teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Butter softened
  • 6 tablespoons Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • ¾ cup Butterscotch Chips


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to the wet mixture until blended.
  • Add oats and botterscotch chips and stir to incorporate.
  • Scoop into approximately 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until edges are just beginning to brown.
  • Allow to cool on pan for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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