oatmeal butterscotch cookies on a plate

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies (also called Oatmeal Scotchies) are soft, chewy, and loaded with butterscotch chips! No chilling required! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butterscotch oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal scotchies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 167kcal
Author Ashley Fehr


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed (about 140g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups large rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (about 160g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups butterscotch chips (about 210g)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). 
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Add oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir with an electric mixer or by hand until completely combined. Stir in butterscotch chips.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls (if you're using a cookie scoop, you'll want to use a 2 TBSP scoop) onto parchment paper 2 inches apart (I do 12 per pan). If you like thinner, chewier cookies, press down slightly (this step is optional). 
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-9 minutes, until the edges are beginning to brown and the centers are almost set (a tiny bit of glossiness in the center is okay, as they will continue to set on the hot pans).
  • Let sit for 5 minutes before removing from the pan to cool completely. Store in an air tight container up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg