Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Life Changing Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

Now I cannot guarantee that these cookies will change your life, I can only speak from my own experience, which is These are the best cookies I have ever had! Seriously, I make these cookies all the time and they never last very long. J.O. described this batch as tasting like love and sugar. I will take it. But seriously they are caramely,chewy, perfectly spiced slices of heaven.

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen's thick, chewy oatmeal cookies.

1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (not imitation! Get the real stuff.)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 package of butterscotch chips

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter until it is fluffy. Beat in the brown sugar and then the  in the eggs and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir this into the butter, sugar, egg mixture.
  • Using a rubber spatula gradually stir in the rolled oats and the butterscotch chips
  • Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours or over night. When I am in a rush I chill it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. 
  • Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cooking sheet with parchment paper. Using a cookie dough scoop (I have this one from amazon) or rolling 1.5 Tbsp balls place on cookies sheets. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Once removed from the oven leave on the baking sheet for another 5 minutes or so and then remove to cool. 
  • Enjoy!
Yield: 45 cookies

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  1. These cookies look really delicious indeed, thanks for sharing the recipe!


  2. Oh my word these look amazing. Pretty sure I would eat the whole batch! (And I'm totally with ya on the real vanilla thing!) Visiting you via the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop :)