Delicate and chewy Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies that are easy to make with simple ingredients.
It's no secret how much we love our cookies here in the Gladd household. I wish I could tell you how many variations I have bookmarked, but I simply can't count past my ten fingers. 😉 When we want a quick and easy dessert, cookies are usually the way we go.
Often, I get the itch to try one of the recipes waiting for me on that long "cookie recipes to try" list, only to be disappointed when finding I do not have all of the ingredients on hand. Then, there are the other ones that I skip over because they seem too simple and basic, so I save them for a day when I'm tired or in a hurry and need a formula that doesn't require much thinking. This is how I finally tried these Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies.
Ben's brother was coming to town for a weekend visit, so I figured it's always good to have cookies available for brothers to inhale together as they play mindless hours of killing zombies on Xbox, right?
In all honesty, it was Ben who insisted that cookies were made before his bro arrived. He requested the Peanut Butter M&M Cookies, but I wanted to use it as an opportunity to check off one of those bookmarked recipes. At the same time, it was late and I was tired, so I knew I had to pick from one of those simple and basic recipes. I'm glad I was finally forced into trying this cookie recipe!
Oatmeal cookies need to be perfect in order for me to thoroughly enjoy them. Sometimes they are too overpowered with spices, or turn out completely dry. I was surprised with how good these oatmeal cookies are, and how chewy they stood. This usually hearty cookie turned more delicate with the addition of the butterscotch chips.
The first time I made these, I followed Pam's exact recipe, which I later realized was a half version of the original. We plowed through them, so the next time I made them I doubled Pam's formula to make the full batch, and is the recipe I'm giving you below. You'll be tempted to add chocolate chips, but promise me you'll try them at least one time with only the butterscotch. I think you, too, will be delighted.
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
- ¾ cup butter softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups butterscotch chips
- Preheat oven to 375˚F.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until blended. Stir in the oats and butterscotch chips.
- Drop by tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges just begin to brown.
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I just baked some of these cookies and my cookies spread. I followed the recipe exactly the way it was written. What did I do wrong?
Nikki Gladd says
I'm sorry they spread too much for you! They are a thinner cookies to begin with, but shouldn't spread too much. It's hard to tell what could've been the reason, since baking comes down to a precise science sometimes. Some reasons could be: Your butter was too soft; the oven might not be the exact temperature; you greased your baking sheet; mismeasured an ingredient without realizing it; old baking soda; the type of baking sheet; overmixing the batter; the list goes on. Also, the humidity levels in the air could affect the outcome or if you live in a high altitude? If you don't think it's any of these reasons, then I would suggest adding just a little more flour next time. Hope this helps! 🙂
I make these about once a month and they are gone the same day. I even doubled the recipe and still gone the same day. Between my family and the neighbors that smell the sweet smell they have no hope. Thank you for the recipe.
Nikki Gladd says
Haha! Good problem to have! 😉 Thanks, Jamie!
I made these for our fair workers and they were gone in no time! Super easy and delish!
Donna Tucker says
These are the best cookies I made them one day an all my family loves them even the ones that don't eat sweets. One of my granddaughter's bought me the ingredient's for Christmas so we could make them together.
I love that you make these with your granddaughter, too! So special! 🙂
Chewy cookies are the best and the oatmeal butterscotch combo sounds fabulous! These are going on my to-bake list. 🙂
Made these this morning -- wow, delicious! Thanks for sharing!
I loved this combination as a kid too. I can't wait to try this recipe!
I love oatmeal cookies but I hate butterscotch, but I'll give it a go because I have yet to have a bad recipe from you.
Oh...my favorite cookie. My dad used to make these when I was little. They are better known in my house as Oatmeal Scotchies. This is pretty much the recipe off the bag of Nestle butterscotch chips, with slightly less butter and chips. 🙂
Oo I love how the combination of oatmeal and butterscotch sounds!