I’m a sentimentalist and these cookies have me nostalgic for my teenage and young adult years. I have fond memories of these cookies because Oatmeal Scotchies are the first cookies I ever recall making with my mom. Even though she baked all the time when we were growing up, she always baked while we were in school. Mom never spent much time with us in the kitchen even though she was a fabulous cook. She told me later she was always afraid we would ruin something and she was on such a tight budget she couldn’t afford to throw food out. As I recall, butterscotch chips were fairly new at the time, or were not readily accessible until my late teens. I wanted to try this great sounding recipe that was on the back of the Nestle’s Butterscotch Chips package so I pleaded with mom to help me make it. Mom appeased me and we made these into cookies (not the bars shown here). Oh, my, did those Oatmeal Scotchies ever turn out wonderfully. I made sure this fantastic recipe was included in the compilation of cook book recipes that I began in the mid to late 1970s. This is one of those oldie but goodie recipes that our family has loved throughout the years.
Oatmeal Scotchies are wonderful cookies or bars filled with cinnamon, oatmeal, and butterscotch chips which gives them an incredibly rich flavor. I love the toffee-type flavor of butterscotch chips. They are so rich, and along with the crunchiness from the oatmeal they provide a wonderful balance to this oatmeal cookie or bar. I’ve made Oatmeal Scotchies as cookies or bars and they are delicious both ways. When we began our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza back in 1978 or 1979 these cookies were on the menu. I think that first year I only made 5 or 6 different kinds of cookies but these made it in the mix for several years before I started venturing out by making newer cookie recipes.
When I first made Oatmeal Scotchies and posted them on my blog last August I was not at all pleased with how the pictures turned out so I’ve remade these cookies–this time as cookies instead of bars–and freshened them up a little. If you’re looking for a twist on oatmeal cookies or bars and you love the taste of butterscotch chips, then consider this great recipe the next time you make a batch of cookies. It’s pretty easy and the cookies or bars come out tasting superb. Your kids will love them too!
Oatmeal Scotchies are a wonderful treat.
These cookies or bars have a lot of sugar so they are very rich.
You can see the butterscotch chips in this view. Butterscotch chips add even MORE sweetness to this incredibly rich cookie recipe.
Oatmeal Scotchies are really quick to mix up and have ready for a spur of the moment activity or company you hadn’t planned on!
Here’s what I did.
Soften butter and place in large mixing bowl.
Add brown sugar.
Add white sugar.
Add cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Add a bag of butterscotch chips.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
I used an ice cream scoop to mold them.
Place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake about 12-15 minutes at 375 or until done.
Don’t Oatmeal Scotchies look delectable? They are!
The cinnamon just increases the great taste of these butterscotch-type cookies.
Oatmeal Scotchies are great treats for your cookie jar!
Each Oatmeal Scotchie cookie or bar is filled with lots of oatmeal, cinnamon and butterscotch morsels. Wow! These are incredibly good.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe only very slightly adapted from a Nestle’s butterscotch chips package)
1 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
½ tsp. kosher salt
¾ cup sugar
3 cups oatmeal
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
12-oz. pkg. butterscotch morsels
Preheat oven to 375°. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside. In large bowl, combine butter sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Gradually stir in flour mixture oatmeal and butterscotch chips. Scoop dough with ice cream scoop and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 about 10-12 minutes or until done. Mine took about 15 minutes because they were larger. Cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Oatmeal Scotchies have a superb taste. I’m so glad I begged my mom to make these delicious treats all those years ago!
If you love butterscotch you will LOVE these tasty treats.
This close up shows a little of the texture of these cookies.
Oatmeal Scotchies are easy to make and pretty economical for those on a tight food budget. Ah, yes, care for a sample?