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Oatmeal Scotchies


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Years ago when I worked for a Life Insurance company, my friend and co-worker, Bea York, gave me this wonderful cookie recipe.  Years later, I found an almost identical recipe on the back of a package of Nestle’s butterscotch morsels.  They have always been a big hit when I make them with kids and adults.  They are a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie, with a warm touch of cinnamon, and lots of butterscotch morsels that slightly melt into the oats. Once you eat one of these soft & delicious cookies, you’ll keep going back for more.  I promise!

Here’s how I made them…

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I started by sifting some flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a medium bowl and set it aside…

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In a large mixing bowl, I whisked some butter by hand until it was very light and fluffy…

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Then I added some eggs…

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And whisked them into the butter until the mixture became light and creamy…
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Then I added some brown and granulated sugars, and pure vanilla…

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And mixed them in until all ingredients were combined…

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Next I added the dry ingredients…

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And lightly mixed them in until they were almost incorporated.  Note:  When adding flour, it’s important to not over incorporate it.  I finished incorporating the flour when I added the oats and chips below…

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I added some oats and butterscotch morsels and mixed everything together…
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Then I used a large cookie scoop to drop scoopfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet…

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And I baked them for about 7-8 minutes until they were lightly browned around the edges and just almost set in the centers…

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And I let them cool for one minute and transferred them to a wire cooling rack…

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Then I ate some before letting anyone else in my house know about them…

Make these and enjoy!

Cindy @ My Country Table



Oatmeal Scotchies

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 22
  • Yield: 24 1x


A soft & chewy warmly spiced oatmeal cookie, packed full of butterscotch morsels.



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 sticks real butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 12 ounces Nestle’s Butterscotch Morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the butter with until it’s light and fluffy. Add the eggs and whisk until the mixture becomes light and creamy. Add the sugars and vanilla. Mix with spoon until all ingredients are combined and mixture becomes creamy again. Gradually add flour and mix only until the flour is almost incorporated. Stir in the oats and butterscotch morsels and mix to combine.
  4. Drop dough two inches apart by rounded tablespoons or a large cookie scoop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7-8 minutes until cookies are browned around the edges with almost set centers.
  5. Let cookies cool for one minute on cookie sheets and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


  • This recipe makes 24 large cookies.
  • Cookies stay fresh for up to four days.