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Oatmeal Scotchies (VRP 090)

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Oatmeal Scotchies combine the wholesome goodness of oats with the irresistible sweetness of butterscotch morsels, creating a cookie that’s both comforting and indulgent. This recipe offers a perfect balance of flavors and textures, from the spicy hint of cinnamon to the creamy richness of butter, making these cookies a delightful treat for any occasion.

Oatmeal Scotchies

A Short History:

The oatmeal cookie has been a beloved staple in American baking for generations, known for its hearty texture and versatility. The introduction of butterscotch chips into oatmeal cookies is a relatively modern twist that adds a decadent flavor profile to the traditional recipe. Oatmeal Scotchies have since become a favorite among both children and adults for their unique taste and satisfying chewiness.


  • Late 19th Century: Oatmeal cookies gain popularity in America, often made with raisins and nuts.
  • Mid-20th Century: Butterscotch morsels are introduced, providing bakers with new creative possibilities for desserts.
  • Late 20th Century to Present: Oatmeal Scotchies emerge as a cherished variant of the classic oatmeal cookie, celebrated for their sweet and spicy flavor combination.

Tips for the Perfect Oatmeal Scotchies:

  • Dry Ingredients: Sifting together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon ensures even distribution throughout the dough.
  • Creaming Method: Creaming the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy is crucial for achieving the right texture.
  • Gradual Addition: Adding the dry ingredients gradually to the wet ingredients prevents clumping and ensures a smooth batter.
  • Oats and Morsels: Stirring in the oats and butterscotch morsels last helps maintain their integrity in the cookie dough.
  • Baking Time: Adjusting the baking time allows you to customize the texture of the cookies to your preference, whether chewier or crisper.

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Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

Oatmeal Scotchies are a delightful twist on the classic oatmeal cookie, offering a delicious way to satisfy sweet cravings with a touch of nostalgia. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply craving a homemade treat, these cookies are sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection.

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Yield: 4 dozen

Oatmeal Scotchies


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cup oats, uncooked Quick or Old-Fashioned)
  • One 12-oz. pkg. (2 cups) Nestle TOLL HOUSE Butterscotch Flavored Morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In bowl, beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until creamy.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels.
  5. Drop by level Tbsp. onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. BAKE at: 375°F.
  7. TIME: 7-8 min. for chewier cookies. 9-10 min. for crisper cookies.

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