Oatmeal Scotchies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 7 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 48 cookies (4 dozen)


The two ingredients which make these extraordinary cookies special are the combination of oats and butterscotch chips. These Oatmeal Scotchies will disappear from your cookie jar in no time.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
  • 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

my Go To recipe

by P. Peggy , SC on Jan. 2014

I've been using this recipe for years. I will use half butter

Family Favorite

by D. Debra , Lowell, MA on Dec. 2013

I have been making these for years and we all love them, so easy and so delicious. I try to always have the ingredients on hand as you never know when the mood will strike for one of the cookies !


by C. Christina , Pa on Jul. 2012

I have revised this recipe by adding the juice of an orange as well as vanilla extract. I also add white chocolate chips and toasted, chopped pecans, and it makes for that perfect sweet and salty harmony that everyone craves. Anytime I make these, they disappear fast and have requests to make them again and again!


by A. Adam , Binghamton, NY on Jan. 2012

These cookies are the most marvelous and incredibly magnificent cookies I ever did see!!!! ^_^


by C. Connie , Boyne Falls, Michigan on Dec. 2010

These are the best cookies. There is no other oatmeal/butterscotch that can beat them. They are a family favorite!!! Keep more than one copy of the recipe on hand!! You'll need it, because the others will disappear just like the cookies will!!

Absolute Best

by B. Beth , ENGLISH, IN on Aug. 2010

I baked these cookies for the guys working on my house. I had no problem keeping workers for payment of cookies, but ran out of supplies trying to keep up! These are the very best cookies i've ever made!

Great Cookies

by B. Barbara , Pensacola, FL on Apr. 2010

I made these cookies for my family and they loved them. It is a easy recipe to follow.

Oatmeal Scotchies

by J. Jane , Seaside/Or on Apr. 2010

These were my brothers favorite cookie. One thing I learned from him is that it is ok to melt the butter in the microwave. He had arthritis and it made it hard to cream the butter and sugar. It does not impact the recipe cookies turned out the same.

Favorite Cookies

by K. Kiki , Itasca, Illinois on Mar. 2010

These are by far one of the best cookies I have ever made. I made them for Cake Day at the end of my basketball season where everyone brings in a dessert for a party, and when I brought these people were hesitant to eat them because of appearance, but I influenced them to taste them and they were gone just like that.

favorite family butterscotch hit

by S. Sophia , Mason City, IA on Feb. 2010

I love this recipe. I made them for my family and they just loved them. So much, that they get asked for all the time. My mom even calls up saying I owe her a batch!