Oatmeal Scotchies

Written by Tad. Posted in Cookies

I got this recipe from a Quaker Oats advertisement in a magazine. If you do a Google search, you will see it is all over the Internet. They are very buttery and need be cooked until they are more brown than I would normally bake a cookie because they are soft. I don’t really like butterscotch chips but these are very good. With all the oats, no wonder Quaker is promoting them!




1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup butter, softened

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange

3 cups oats

11 ounces butterscotch chips


1. Heat oven to 375° F.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside.

3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl.

4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

5. Stir in oats and chips.

6. Drop 2 tablespoon balls onto ungreased baking sheets. (I always use parchment.)

7. BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes: I have not tried the orange zest version which really might be tasty. They would probably be wonderful with chocolate rather than butterscotch chips. I don’t make bars so I have not tried the bar version which follow:


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.

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Comments (1)

  • Becca


    Yeay! These remind me of my sister, Liesl. She introduced these rich, but hearty babies to me in the late 90’s. They are tricky as you said, though, with butter, they need to be cooked just right. Not too hard and not too crumbly.


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