This is a very simple recipe for butterscotch and oatmeal cookies. The recipe is a classic and the combination of chewy oat and flavorful butterscotch is just so good. 

These cookies are awesome and so simple to make them…I pretty much follow the recipe from here, just cut down the sugar since the butterscotch chips are pretty sweet.  The oat gives a slightly chewy texture…so good!

I hope you have a chance to try them…


  • ½ cup unsalted butter or 1 stick, softened at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅔ cup butterscotch chip


Preheat oven to 350 F

In a medium bowl sift flour, salt, baking soda. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together on medium speed until creamy.

Add in the egg and vanilla extract while still mixing on medium speed.

Slowly add in the flour mix on low speed.  Add the oats and the butterscotch chips, mix gently.

Scoop the cookie batter using a small a small ice cream scooper or spoon on a cookie sheet line with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.

If you enjoy this simple Oatmeal and Butterscotch Cookies recipe you might want to try Brown Butter Chocolate Chips Cookies recipe.

Did you know that the main ingredients of butterscotch is butter and brown sugar? Just like toffee.

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