Skip to Content

Oatmeal Scotchies

Sharing is caring!

Oatmeal Scotchies are soft, chewy oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips. These are a classic, favorite that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. 

Oatmeal Scotchies - cookies

Oatmeal Scotchies

I have some exciting news to share today with you guys!

This news is the reason why these Oatmeal Scotchies are making an appearance on the blog. I had this strange craving for butterscotch the other day which led me to these cookies. I like butterscotch but it has never been the first thing I think of putting in cookies. I am glad I had this craving though, because butterscotch + oatmeal cookies are a match made in heaven.

Back to that news…you probably guessed it considering I am talking about cravings and cookies. We are excited to announce that we are pregnant with our third baby. We are going to be a family of five in September! The past 14 weeks have been pretty rough I must admit between feeling so exhausted I can’t get off of the couch, to having strange cravings, to pretty much not wanting to eat any of the normal foods I eat. Aside from that normal pregnancy stuff I feel great and we are so blessed to be welcoming another child into the world.

Oatmeal Scotchies - dessert

Will {my 4 1/2 year old} is thrilled to have a baby brother or sister. He loves, loves babies and always has. Each day before he leaves for school he comes over to my belly and says “goodbye” to the baby. It is just the cutest thing! Drew {my 2 year old} on the other hand might need a little time to warm up to the idea. He still considers himself the baby and keeps wanting to be carried up the stairs, held and all of that good stuff. I think he knows what is going on and wants to hold on to that baby status as long as he can. 😉

The blog has been a little difficult to keep up with, especially when my cravings and appetite are so strange. Luckily I have been able to at least post a couple of times a week. Thanks for being patient with me and for forgiving any random recipes that seem a bit out of the ordinary.  You really can’t tame those pregnancy cravings!

Oatmeal Scotchies - sweet tooth

So back to those Oatmeal Scotchies that I just had to make. I am an oatmeal cookie lover. If given the choice between chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies, I would pick oatmeal any day of the week {I know some of you are shaking your head!}. The butterscotch chips work great in these chewy oatmeal cookies and add just the right amount of sweetness. When creating this recipe I subbed some whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour but if you would prefer to stick with just all-purpose flour feel free.

I hope my pregnancy cravings benefit you guys and that you will give these cookies a try. They were a hit in my house so we will definitely be adding them to the cookie rotation!

Oatmeal Scotchies - dessert

Oatmeal Scotchies

  • Author: A Cedar Spoon // Julia Jolliff
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookie, Dessert


Oatmeal Scotchies are soft, chewy oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips. These are a classic, favorite that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.



  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup {2 sticks} butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 2/3 cups butterscotch morsels {more or less depending on your likes}


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until everything is combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture until combined. Stir in the oats and butterscotch.
  5. Using a cookie spoon or Tablespoons drop rounded dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes, remove to wire rack to cool.


For chewy cookies bake for 7-8 minutes. Keep in mind that all ovens vary so keep an eye on your cookies starting at about 7 minutes for the first batch to make sure they don’t get too crispy.

You can use all-purpose flour only if you don’t have whole wheat flour {use 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour}.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie

Oatmeal Scotchies - nutritional information



Do you have a sweet tooth? Check out my Pinterest board filled with delicious desserts!

Follow A Cedar Spoon / Julia ‘s board Sweet Tooth on Pinterest.

Oatmeal Scotchies- the best treat

CommentLuv badge

Renia Carsillo (@ReniaEats)

Friday 8th of April 2016

My Mom made these, with coconut, all the time when I was a kid. They are my favorite cookie, but I've never tried with whole wheat flour. Thanks for the idea!


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

My kids gonna love this and these are healthy too...

Medha @ WhIsk & Shout

Friday 1st of April 2016

Congratulations!! That's so exciting. These cookies look like a delicious way to celebrate, and I love how low calorie they are :)


Friday 1st of April 2016

Thank you Medha! You are sweet. They are a great way to celebrate...and tempt myself all day long!!

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

Friday 1st of April 2016

Ahhhhh!!!! I thought I saw snap from you announcing your pregnancy! CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you guys :) Also, those oatmeal scotchies... gimme! :)


Friday 1st of April 2016

Thanks Jennifer! These cookies have been my weakness lately! ;)

Kristen Chidsey

Friday 1st of April 2016

CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is awesome news. And hopefully with the first 14 weeks behind you, you will start to feel better!!


Friday 1st of April 2016

Thanks!! I am already starting to feel better so hopefully I am on the upswing! ;)