Butterscotch Oaties, AKA Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies

 Butterscotch Oaties Cookies or Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies are a delicious old-fashioned cookie using oatmeal and butterscotch baking morsels!

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You are most likely wondering what the devil a Butterscotch Oatie is, but I am pretty sure that most of you are going to know what an Oatmeal Scotchie cookie is.

pieces of Oatmeal Scotchies in a white bowl and on a marble table

How to Make Oatmeal Scotchies

This is a seriously old cookie. Scotchies have been around for as long as my parents can remember, and if you can track down the date that butterscotch baking chips first appeared on the market for home bakers, then you have the age of this cookie.If you own my cookbook, you’ll already know that I adore a butterscotch cookie. So I was totally down to bring this old-fashioned cookie to the forefront of your baking repertoire again.

I know that Scotchies are the most common name for these, but really, the name Butterscotch Oaties…..well, I die from cuteness. It’s just such a darn cute name for a cookie!

Butterscotch Oaties, AKA Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies in a white bowl on jade blue wood background

I honestly haven’t had these since my childhood and I don’t know why.

Ok, that’s a lie, actually I DO know why. When you run a recipe website for a living, you tend to make recipes one time and then never again. Oh sure, there are the classics, like my Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies that will never leave my repertoire or certain friends will disown me. Or my Old Fashioned Cut Out Sour Cream Cookies. Those are amazing and are out every holiday from now on!

Scotchie cookies?

Not so much.

a stack of Butterscotch Oaties in a white bowl

Now, I’ve heard a rumour that these can be baked into bars and I am allllll over that. When I have time, of course. Have any of you heard of scotchie bars?


It seems like there should be a joke there somewhere about a Scotsman and a bar…but those are usually pretty filthy hahah!

How about this one instead?

A hamburger and a french fry walk into a bar.
The bartender says, “I’m sorry we don’t serve food here.”


Ok, stick to the recipes Karlynn, don’t give up your day job for comedy.

Happy Baking babes!



Butterscotch Oaties Cookies or Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies

 Butterscotch Oaties Cookies or Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies are a delicious old-fashioned cookie using oatmeal and butterscotch baking morsels!
5 from 9 votes
ButOatmeal Scotchies Cookies in a white bowl on jade blue wood background
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cook oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • one 11 ounces package butterscotch flavoured morsels or chips


  • Cream together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixer bowl.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, then slowly beat into the egg mixture.
  •  Stir in oats and butterscotch morsels.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets OR if you like large cookies, use an ice cream scoop. DO  NOT flatten the cookies!
  • BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies if you are baking small ones. Bake for 15-18 minutes for the large cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 3-4 minutes then remove to wire racks to finish cooling completely.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values will vary depending on brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 154mg, Potassium: 20mg, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 180IU, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Michelle Fowler says

    This is not the original Scotchies. That recipe calls for orange extract or zest.

  2. Laurie says

    A temperature would have been helpful, baking at 350 and the look like crap.

    • Sue says

      You need at least another cup of oatmeal and possibly a bit more of flour. Dough was way to sticky to produce a nice cookie..versus a flat one. My guess is to bake at 350 degrees..same as oatmeal cookies?? That’s what I did.

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