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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

This recipe is for the old Quaker Oats Scotchies that have been around for years. I changed up the method a little. If you like butterscotch you'll love these cookies.

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 11-ounce package of butterscotch flavored morsels 

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees farenheit.
  2. Combine flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon and set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar together till creamy.
  4. Add one egg at a time and mix well after each egg is added.
  5. Mix in the vanilla.
  6. Gradually mix in the flour mixture.
  7. Stir in the morsels and oats.
  8. Drop by tablespoon or cookie scoop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 7 to 10 minutes to desired consistency (chewy or crisp).
  10. Cool  on sheet for a couple minutes then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  11. Makes approx. 4 dozen cookies.

These cookies were very rich in butterscotch flavor and the next time I bake them I will cut the butterscotch morsel amount to half.


  1. I bake every week for some kids that I read to. These will be perfect to bring to school. I am not allowed to bring anything with nuts in them so this is right up my alley. Thank you publishing this.

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  3. I made these with half the butterscotch as suggested. They are great!

  4. Hubby and I just made these (with half a bag of butterscotch) and they are great. Thanks.


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