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Oatmeal Scotchies

August 7, 2013Teresa

I’m a sentimentalist. These vintage Oatmeal Scotchies 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. 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 they 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. I pleaded with mom to help me make them. Mom appeased me and we made these wonderful cookies. 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 made into bars. They’re filled with cinnamon, oatmeal and butterscotch chips which gives them an incredibly sweet flavor.

I love the toffee-type flavor of butterscotch chips. These cookies are so rich. Along with the crunchiness from the oatmeal, the butterscotch chips 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 jewels made it in the mix for several years before I started venturing out by making newer cookie recipes.

One suggestion: The original recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups flour. That may work with Crisco shortening or margarine, but it does not work with real butter. I had to increase the flour by 1/2 cup to get the cookies to hold their shape better.

I first made Oatmeal Scotchies and posted them on my blog in August 2013. I was not at all pleased with how the pictures turned out. I’ve remade these cookies (January 2014) to try again. This time I made them as cookies instead of bars.

This is a delicious twist on oatmeal cookies or bars. If 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!

I remade this recipe again (June 2019). I made them for a Connection Class luncheon at our church one Sunday. Because I made two batches, I also brought some to our College Volleyball game night. Everyone loves these jewels. 🙂

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Oatmeal Scotchies are a wonderful treat.

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These cookies 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.

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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.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter and place in large mixing bowl. Add both white and brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.

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Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add oatmeal and a bag of butterscotch chips.

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Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Use a large cookie scoop to mold cookie dough.

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Place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.

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Bake about 12-15 minutes at 375 or until done.

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Don’t Oatmeal Scotchies look delectable? They are! The cinnamon just increases the great taste of these butterscotch-type cookies.

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Oatmeal Scotchies are great treats for your cookie jar!

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Each Oatmeal Scotchie cookie is filled with lots of oatmeal, cinnamon and butterscotch morsels. Wow! These are incredibly good.

Here’s the recipe.

OATMEAL SCOTCHIES

(Recipe only very slightly adapted from a Nestle’s butterscotch chips package)

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These fantastic vintage Oatmeal Cookies include the sweet taste of butterscotch chips and cinnamon for marvelous flavor. They're rich, decadent and heavenly. We find them wonderful for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues or any kind of family get-together. You'll be salivating from the first bite!
Oatmeal Scotchies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this vintage #recipe is still the best comfort food if you enjoy #OatmealCookies. These include #ButterscotchChips & #cinnamon. Delightful for #tailgating parties, school lunches, potlucks & backyard BBQs. #Oatmeal #cookies #dessert #OatmealScotchies #ButterscotchDessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Oatmeal Scotchies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this vintage #recipe is still the best comfort food if you enjoy #OatmealCookies. These include #ButterscotchChips & #cinnamon. Delightful for #tailgating parties, school lunches, potlucks & backyard BBQs. #Oatmeal #cookies #dessert #OatmealScotchies #ButterscotchDessert
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually stir in flour, oatmeal and butterscotch chips with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  5. Roll cookies into balls or use a large cookie scoop and place cookie dough on prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 7-8 minutes for chewy cookies and 9-10 minutes for crispy cookies. (See note below).
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I have tried this recipe with 1 ¼ cups flour which is what the original recipe suggests. While that may work with Crisco shortening or margarine, it does not work with real butter. With that small amount of flour, the cookies always over-spread and run on the cookie sheet. Increasing the flour by ½ cup allows the cookies to set up a little more without becoming clumps that never spread.

NOTE:  I baked these cookies in the lower half of my oven so they would spread more and not cook so fast that they stayed in the same shape of the cookie scoop.

NOTE: My cookies were not even half way cooked at 7 minutes. It took about 17 minutes to get them cooked thoroughly. Your oven may cook these faster.

Recipe adapted from Nestle's butterscotch chips package.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Oatmeal Scotchies[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from a [url href=”http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18478/oatmeal-scotchies/detail.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”oatmeal scotchies”]Nestle’s Butterscotch Chips package[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 36
Delicious oatmeal cookies with the sweet taste of butterscotch chips and cinnamon added for marvelous flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups Quaker oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 12-oz. pkg. Nestle’s butterscotch morsels
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually stir in flour, oatmeal and butterscotch chips with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  5. Roll cookies into balls or use an ice cream scoop and place cookie dough on prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 7-8 minutes for chewy cookies and 9-10 minutes for crispy cookies

 

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Oatmeal Scotchies have a superb taste. I’m so glad I begged my mom to make these delicious treats all those years ago!  

Oatmeal Scotchies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this vintage #recipe is still the best comfort food if you enjoy #OatmealCookies. These include #ButterscotchChips & #cinnamon. Delightful for #tailgating parties, school lunches, potlucks & backyard BBQs. #Oatmeal #cookies #dessert #OatmealScotchies #ButterscotchDessert

If you love butterscotch you will LOVE these tasty treats. 

Oatmeal Scotchies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this vintage #recipe is still the best comfort food if you enjoy #OatmealCookies. These include #ButterscotchChips & #cinnamon. Delightful for #tailgating parties, school lunches, potlucks & backyard BBQs. #Oatmeal #cookies #dessert #OatmealScotchies #ButterscotchDessert

Oatmeal Scotchies are easy to make and pretty economical for those on a tight food budget. Ah, yes, care for a sample?      

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Peachy Oatmeal Scotchies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these outrageous #OatmealCookies contain #FreshPeaches & #ButterscotchChips for maximum flavor. Seriously, every bite will have you drooling. Great for #tailgating parties, potlucks & backyard BBQs. #peaches #oatmeal #butterscotch #cookies #dessert #PeachyOatmealScotchies #PeachDessert #OatmealDessert #ButterscotchDessert

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Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

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Print Recipe
Oatmeal Scotchies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These fantastic vintage Oatmeal Cookies include the sweet taste of butterscotch chips and cinnamon for marvelous flavor. They're rich, decadent and heavenly. We find them wonderful for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues or any kind of family get-together. You'll be salivating from the first bite!
Oatmeal Scotchies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this vintage #recipe is still the best comfort food if you enjoy #OatmealCookies. These include #ButterscotchChips & #cinnamon. Delightful for #tailgating parties, school lunches, potlucks & backyard BBQs. #Oatmeal #cookies #dessert #OatmealScotchies #ButterscotchDessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Oatmeal Scotchies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this vintage #recipe is still the best comfort food if you enjoy #OatmealCookies. These include #ButterscotchChips & #cinnamon. Delightful for #tailgating parties, school lunches, potlucks & backyard BBQs. #Oatmeal #cookies #dessert #OatmealScotchies #ButterscotchDessert
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually stir in flour, oatmeal and butterscotch chips with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  5. Roll cookies into balls or use a large cookie scoop and place cookie dough on prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 7-8 minutes for chewy cookies and 9-10 minutes for crispy cookies. (See note below).
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I have tried this recipe with 1 ¼ cups flour which is what the original recipe suggests. While that may work with Crisco shortening or margarine, it does not work with real butter. With that small amount of flour, the cookies always over-spread and run on the cookie sheet. Increasing the flour by ½ cup allows the cookies to set up a little more without becoming clumps that never spread.

NOTE:  I baked these cookies in the lower half of my oven so they would spread more and not cook so fast that they stayed in the same shape of the cookie scoop.

NOTE: My cookies were not even half way cooked at 7 minutes. It took about 17 minutes to get them cooked thoroughly. Your oven may cook these faster.

Recipe adapted from Nestle's butterscotch chips package.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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  • Judy Greer

    December 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    WOW! I had an “emergency” question about Oatmeal Scotchies I baked and emailed Teresa for help. Within minutes she replied and answered my question and I’m so happy now. Teresa, I LOVE how you have a picture for each step of the recipe. I also started making these from the recipe on the back of the Nestle’s butterscotch morsels package about 30 years ago. They have been a favorite of my daughter’s and now my grandchildren. Plus, we adults love them too. We rationalize these cookies are good for us because there are 3 cups of oats in them. Of course, we don’t mention the sugar content or the morsels. (-;
    As you said, they are very rich and yummy. In fact my husband surprised me tonight when he declared them better than chocolate chip cookies! Thanks so much for your help, Teresa! I’ll be checking out all your recipes.

    1. Teresa

      December 20, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Judy. I greatly appreciate your kind words. We are in the middle of traveling to Florida for the holidays, but I hope to have several more great cookie recipes posted over the next week or so. I freeze cookies ALL the time. My husband gives them out as gifts to folks almost weekly, so I’m always baking and storing cookies or brownies in the freezer until he’s ready to give them away. We find they stay fresher in the freezer rather than laying them out on the counter for a week. I would recommend if you go to freezing cookies regularly that you use them up within a month or two because the freezer will pull all the moisture out of the cookies after that and they dry out. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year holiday. P. S. I won’t tell anyone about the calories and sugar content if you won’t! 🙂

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  • dianeroark

    August 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Teresa,
    What a great idea to make these into bars! Bars are so much easier to make. They look really good. I could definitely go for one or two with a glass of milk right now!!!

    I am pinning these for sure. I also pinned your BLT sandwich. What a perfect sandwich for this time of the year.

    Blessings, Diane Roark
    http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com

    1. Teresa

      August 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks. We love these wonderful cookies. Thanks for pinning these. I’ve pinned several of yours lately, too.

  • Riddhi | Cook By Book

    August 8, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Lovely recipe Teresa!

    Thank you for linking up Banana Almond Butterscotch Chip Cookies from my blog! 🙂

    1. Teresa

      August 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      You’re welcome and Thanks!

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