Oatmeal scotchies stacked on a white plate.

Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

Cheer absolutely anyone up with a batch of homemade Oatmeal Scotchies, quite possibly the most perfect cookie, ever. This butterscotch oatmeal cookie recipe is easy to make, hard to resist, and impossible not to love.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butterscotch, oatmeal
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 258kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups oats quick or old-fashioned
  • 1 2/3 cups butterscotch chips 11 ounces


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. 
  • In a standing mixer fit with the paddle attachment on medium speed, or with an electric mixer, beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract together.  
  • Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture.
  • Add oats and butterscotch chips and beat until just combined.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons of cookie dough at least 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. 
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies, or 9-10 minutes for crispy cookies.
  • Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Calories: 258kcal