Oatmeal Scotchies

Oatmeal Scotchies

These Oatmeal Scotchies are packed with oats, cinnamon, sugars and butterscotch chips. Every bite is packed with texture and flavor. Simply delicious!

Oatmeal Scotchies on a wire rack

Watch out oatmeal and raisins there’s a new man in town! Oatmeal and butterscotch is an even better combination! Dare I say it? Yes, and after you try it, you’ll know what I am raving about. The crunchy texture of the oatmeal paired off with the delicious flavor of the butterscotch chips. A match made in heaven!

Why are these the Best Oatmeal Scotchies?

  • Slightly crisp around the edges
  • Soft and chewy in the center
  • Loaded with great texture
  • Packed with delicious butterscotch flavor
  • Flavored with cinnamon
  • Easy to make
  • Transports you back to your favorite childhood memories!
Oats and butterscotch chip cookies stacked and on a wire rack

Tips for making the Best Oatmeal Scotchies

  • Use room temperature butter. Let the butter stand at room temperature about 1-2 hours before using. Butter should not be too soft but rather cool to the touch. Press your finger down on the butter. Your finger should leave a little dent but not sink too far down. In addition, the butter should not be too greasy or shiny. 
  • Use a combination of butter and vegetable shortening. For most cookies, I use half butter and half vegetable shortening. Butter adds great flavor to the cookies, but often produces flat cookies that spread. Shortening adds structure without adding flavor. So the two work perfectly together to make a great cookie!
  • Invest in good equipment. I use the Kitchen Aid Artisan Series 5 Stand Mixer. Since I bake a lot, it’s worth the money. I highly recommend investing in these Doughmakers Cookie Sheets as well, especially if you love to bake cookies. They are the BEST sheets you will ever use. The aluminum, patented, pebble patten, allows the cookie sheet to heat up quickly and evenly, as well as cool down quickly. In addition, the sheets allow for even air flow and browns cookies perfectly. The cookies are so easy to release directly from the sheet without having to use non-stick coatings or parchment paper.
  • Use a cookie scoop! Using a cookie scoop ensures that your cookies are round and even in size, while enabling the cookies to bake at the same rate. Make sure to pack in the cookie dough, creating tall mounds that will help reduce spreading and create a thicker cookie. 
  • Don’t over bake!  Overbaking creates hard, dry cookies. In my opinion, it’s better to underbake them. If a recipe calls for 10 minutes, at the 9 minute mark, take a look at them. If they are just starting to brown around the edges, take them out. Another way to tell if your cookies are just about done is to press your finger down lightly on the cookie, if it leaves a little dent, then they are probably done. Once done, remove the cookies from the oven and let them sit on the cookie sheet for about 2-3 minutes. The residual heat will help to finish them off, as well as, make them easier to transfer to a cooling rack.
Oatmeal Scotchies stacked and on a wire rack

What Ingredients are Use in Oatmeal Scotchies?

  • Flour: the base of your cookie. Provides structure.
  • Baking soda and baking powder: leavening agents that help the cookie rise.
  • Ground cinnamon: adds a great flavor to your cookies and pairs well with the butterscotch chips.
  • Salt: adds additional flavor.
  • Butter: adds a delicious buttery goodness to your cookie. Use room temperature butter. If your butter is too warm your cookies will overspread and turn into flat pancakes.
  • Crisco: helps your cookie bake up taller and helps to ensure a more tender cookie.
  • Granulated and dark brown sugars: provides sweetness and tenderness to your cookie. The dark brown sugar also provides an incredible molasses flavor.
  • Eggs: helps to bind the ingredients together.
  • Pure vanilla extract: adds flavor. I only use pure vanilla extract in my baked goods. Imitation vanilla has a distinct processed flavor to me. However, some people may disagree.
  • Quick oats: these cookies are loaded with oats! The oats provide a soft, chewy texture to the cookie.
  • Butterscotch chips: provide a unique flavor to your cookies. The butterscotch compliments and brings all the flavors together, making one incredible cookie!

Oatmeal Scotchies-Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or hand mixer beat butter and vegetable shortening until combined. 
  • Add granulated sugar and dark brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Drop in eggs and pure vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
  • Add dry ingredients and beat until combined. 
  • Add quick oats and beat until incorporated.
  • Stir in butterscotch chips. 
  • Use a cookie scoop and drop dough balls onto the sheet roughly 3 inches apart. If not using the Doughmakers baking sheet, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes for a softer, chewy cookie or 9-10 minutes for a crispier cookie or until the edges are just starting to brown. 
  • Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes. Then move to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • To store, place in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To freeze, place in an airtight container, with wax paper between layers for up to 3 months.
Oats and butterscotch chip cookies stacked and on a wire rack

For other great cookies try:

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Salted Double Dark Chocolate Cookies

Sensational Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Scotchies

These Oatmeal Scotchies are packed with oats, cinnamon, sugars and butterscotch chips. Every bite is packed with texture and flavor. Simply delicious!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen

Equipment

  • Baking Sheets
  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment or hand mixer
  • Wire racks
  • Cookie Scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or hand mixer beat butter and vegetable shortening until combined.
  • Add granulated sugar and dark brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Drop in eggs and pure vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
  • Add dry ingredients and beat until combined.
  • Add quick oats and beat until incorporated.
  • Stir in butterscotch chips.
  • Use a cookie scoop and drop dough balls onto the sheet roughly 3 inches apart. If not using Doughmakers baking sheet then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes for a softer, chewy cookie or 9-10 minutes for a crispier cookie or until the edges are just starting to brown. 
  • Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes. Then move to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • To store, place in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To freeze, place in an airtight container, with wax paper between layers for up to 3 months.
Keyword Butterscotch Chips, Butterscotch Cookies, Cookies, easy, Oatmeal Cookies, Oatmeal Recipe, Oatmeal Scotchies, Quick Oats

Oatmeal Scotchies
Oats and butterscotch chip cookies stacked and on a wire rack

Oats and butterscotch chip cookies stacked and on a wire rack

Oatmeal Scotchies

Oatmeal Scotchies stacked and on a wire rack

Oatmeal Scotchies

Oatmeal Scotchies

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