Love homemade cookies but don't always have time for baking? These oh-so-yummy oatmeal butterscotch cookies freeze beautifully and taste just as good straight out of the freezer as straight out of the oven!

Oatmeal butterscotch cookies have been my husband’s favorite for as long as we’ve been together, so over the years I’ve tweaked and refined this recipe until he finally declared this particular version the very best ever. I’m not sure why it never occurred to me to share this recipe until now, but here you go! Trust me, you will thank me later!

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As a side note, I love being able to slip a little homemade goody into my kids’ lunch box, but I don’t always have time to bake every week. Luckily these oh-so-yummy oatmeal butterscotch cookies freeze beautifully and taste just as good straight out of the freezer as they do straight out of the oven. This generous recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies, which means–if you can keep from eating them all yourself–you’ll have enough to last at least a few weeks.

All the ingredients you need to make amazing butterscotch oatmeal cookies: flour, butter, cinnamon, eggs, sugar, oats, butterscotch chips and salt.

Here is what you need:

2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 1/4  cups old fashioned oats
1 bag of butterscotch chips

Combine the butter and sugar in your stand mixer.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees; In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy.

Pour in the wet ingredients--eggs and vanilla and combine with the butter and sugar in your stand mixer.

Step 2: Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

Combine the rest of the ingredients for these awesome oatmeal butterscotch cookies!

Step 3: Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

Kids love to help with this easy butterscotch cookie recipe.

(My little kitchen helper!)

Add the butterscotch chips and oats: the two main ingredients in this oatmeal butterscotch cookie recipe.

Step 4: Add oats and chips; mix well.

Use an icecream scoop to get uniform cookies on a parchment sheet.

Step 5: Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an un-greased cookie sheet.

Once baked, allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.

Step 6: Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets;remove to wire rack. Cool completely, then freeze, if desired.

Love homemade cookies but don't always have time for baking? These oh-so-yummy oatmeal butterscotch cookies freeze beautifully and taste just as good straight out of the freezer as straight out of the oven!

BEST EVER OATMEAL BUTTERSCOTCH COOKIES

These oh-so-yummy cookies freeze beautifully, making them the perfect lunchbox treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Ever Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional
  • 3 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy.

  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  4. Add oats and chips; mix well.
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets;remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Preparation time: 5-7 minutes. Cooking time: 8-10 minute(s). Number of servings (yield): 48.

Love homemade cookies but don't always have time for baking? These oh-so-yummy oatmeal butterscotch cookies freeze beautifully and taste just as good straight out of the freezer as straight out of the oven!

 

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