Oatmeal Scotchies 

Oatmeal Scotchies are a delightful twist on the classic oatmeal cookie, featuring the rich, caramel-like flavors of butterscotch chips. These cookies are chewy, flavorful, and perfect for any occasion, whether you’re sharing them at a gathering or enjoying a quiet moment with a sweet treat.


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (95g)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (3g)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional, 1g)
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt (3g)
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (113g)
  • 3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (150g)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature (56g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (4ml)
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned or rolled oats (150g)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips (175g)


  1. Prepare Baking Sheets:
    • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add Egg and Vanilla:
    • Mix in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
  5. Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing on low speed just until incorporated.
  6. Add Oats and Butterscotch Chips:
    • Stir in the oats and butterscotch chips with a rubber spatula until well distributed. The dough will be thick and sticky.
  7. Shape Cookies:
    • Scoop or roll out 15 equal-sized cookie dough balls using a cookie scoop (about 3 tablespoons per scoop), and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  8. Bake:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) while the dough chills. Space the cookies about 3 inches apart on the baking sheets.
    • Bake for 13-14 minutes, until the cookies are just set but still soft in the center. They will firm up as they cool.
  9. Cool:
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.


  • Flour Measurement: Properly measure your flour using a kitchen scale or the spoon and level method to avoid dense cookies.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ingredients at room temperature mix better, so set out any cold items ahead of time.
  • Butterscotch Flavor: For a little extra flair, press additional butterscotch chips onto the tops of the cookies right after baking. Consider sprinkling with sea salt for a flavor boost.


Oatmeal Scotchies are not just cookies; they are a nostalgic journey back to simpler times with each bite. Perfectly chewy with a hint of spice and rich butterscotch, these cookies are ideal for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. Whether you’re making them for a party, as a treat for the family, or just to brighten your day, these cookies are sure to be a delightful addition to your baking repertoire. Enjoy baking and sharing these delicious, chewy wonders!

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