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Recipe for Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe for Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Today is my birthday!! I love birthdays, they are so fun! I don’t understand why some people hate celebrating their birthdays. I love having a special day! I know getting older can be a downer for some, but I don’t feel that way. I like getting older and wiser:) I am a whopping 27 years old now!!

Josh is taking me out for sushi tonight and tomorrow he is throwing me a dessert party with some friends. He is too good to me!! I am sure this will be the best birthday ever!!!

We are celebrating with cookies today! Josh informed me the other day that he has never had a butterscotch cookie. I was shocked! So of course I had to whip up a batch of Butterscotch Oatmeal cookies for him to try! I love butterscotch and oatmeal together.

This time I used quick oats, I NEVER use quick oats in my oatmeal cookies, but that is what Josh measured out…so I decided to go with it. I was very skeptical at first, until I took a bite. I loved these cookies! They were nice and thick and full of oatmeal butterscotchy goodness!! And Josh really enjoyed them! This won’t be the last time he has a butterscotch cookie!

Butterscotch Oatmeal

  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 package of butterscotch chips (we used Guittard)

1. Heat oven to 375°F.

2. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips; mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.

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65 Responses to “Recipe for Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. April — February 5, 2009 @ 6:17 am

    I would have never thought to put butterscotch and oatmeal together. It sounds fantastic!

  2. Erica — February 5, 2009 @ 6:52 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Hope you have an awesome day and fun at din din tonight. Love the idea of a dessert party :) Cookies look amazing

  3. Spryte — February 5, 2009 @ 7:02 am

    Happy Birthday!

  4. ttfn300 — February 5, 2009 @ 7:04 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! lovely cookies :)

  5. Allie — February 5, 2009 @ 7:16 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! The cookies sound amazing!

  6. Heather — February 5, 2009 @ 7:41 am

    Mmmmmm, cookies! Those look delightful. Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to hear about the dessert party and see what is served, please share!

  7. Jamie — February 5, 2009 @ 7:56 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had an great sushi dinner and your dessert party sounds amazing! What a great guy you have! :)

  8. Barbara Bakes — February 5, 2009 @ 8:02 am

    Happy Birthday! A dessert party sounds so fun! Great idea!

  9. Pam — February 5, 2009 @ 8:06 am

    I am really digging butterscotch chips lately. Love these cookies.

  10. Katrina — February 5, 2009 @ 8:19 am

    Happy Birthday to you!
    My husband hates butterscotch, which is too bad, because I’d like to bake with it more.
    Hey, I made your graham crackers the other day and posted them. Also just posted some Killer Nutella graham crackers–today is World Nutella Day!
    Have a great day!

  11. Maria — February 5, 2009 @ 8:27 am

    Thanks for all of the birthday wishes!! And don’t worry, we will share photos from the dessert party tomorrow!

  12. suzi — February 5, 2009 @ 8:40 am

    Happy Birthday, and I am making cake and cookies in your honor!!! XOXOXO

  13. Tara — February 5, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    Happy Birthday Maria!
    Thanks for such a great blog :)

  14. Maria — February 5, 2009 @ 8:44 am

    Suzi-Thanks! I wish I could sample your treats! I hope you guys enjoy for me:)

    Tara- Thanks for visiting!!

  15. MorenaTejana — February 5, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    Happy Birthday! That is why you’re still happy about it, you’re not in your 30s yet! LOL

    Those cookies look scrumptious!

  16. 5 Star Foodie — February 5, 2009 @ 9:01 am

    Happy Birthday! Butterscotch and oatmeal cookies lookk fantastic!

  17. Netts Nook — February 5, 2009 @ 9:37 am

    They look great can’t wait. Happy Birthday. Go somewhere fun like Melting Pot or Market Street.

  18. Kathy Seed — February 5, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your day is the best one ever! Enjoy!
    Your butterscotch cookies look delicious!
    Love you!
    Momma Kathy

  19. pinkstripes — February 5, 2009 @ 9:55 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Have fun at sushi tonight. I love sushi. YUM!

    Your cookies look great.

  20. Maria — February 5, 2009 @ 10:08 am

    Netts Nook- I do love Market Street!

    Kathy- Momma Kathy, Thank you for all of the birthday wishes!! You are the best! I wish you were here to celebrate with us!

    pinkstripes- Sushi is my favorite!!

  21. Culinarywannabe — February 5, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!! Cookies look amazing! But now it is time for you to kick back and let everyone else cook/bake/wait on you hand and foot!

  22. Kelly — February 5, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    Happy Birthday! Those cookies look amazing and so good. Can’t wait to try them.

  23. Jodi — February 5, 2009 @ 10:51 am

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your dinner out!!

    These cookies look great! I actually had butterscotch chips on my grocery list so I’ll have to try these!

  24. Megan — February 5, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    Happy Birthday! Sushi and a dessert party sounds like tons of fun! Have a great time.

  25. Navita — February 5, 2009 @ 10:59 am

    Belated happy birthday hun, n those cookies look lovely

    thanks for stopping by my place..hope i will see u more often.:)

  26. Jenny — February 5, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    Mmmm! I love butterscotch oatmeal cookies. I’ll have to try these!

  27. Katherine Aucoin — February 5, 2009 @ 11:39 am

    Happy Birthday! I love butterscotch and these look terrific! Enjoy your day.

  28. Natashya — February 5, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

    Happy Birthday! I remember 27…
    Good to celebrate with cookies, and sushi!

  29. Beth — February 5, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

    Happy Birthday – I’ll find out what that feels like next birthday. These cookies sound delish

  30. Stephanie — February 5, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love celebrating my bday too. I’ll be 27 on my next one as well. Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  31. Colleen — February 5, 2009 @ 1:03 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I love butterscotch and oatmeal together! Have fun at all of your celebrations!

  32. The Food Librarian — February 5, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday!!! Great looking cookies there, Mrs. Birthday Girl!

  33. Amy Beatty — February 5, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    I love the look of these. Just the perfect way to start your Birthday. You and Josh have fun tonight. I think the snow has been melting just for you. Happy Birthday!!!

  34. Flourchild — February 5, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

    Happy birthday. It’s nice to meet another person who does not mind bdays. I love them and I am thankful for each year. I love getting old..only cus I know with that comes so much more wisdom and I can’t wait to celebrate my 60 wedding annv. with my husband!
    Your cookies look yummy!

  35. Ingrid — February 5, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    Yum, I just made something similar but in bar form. I posted it last night. Great minds think alike!

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  36. VeggieGirl — February 5, 2009 @ 1:42 pm


    Happy birthday!! :-)

  37. Manggy — February 5, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    Happy birthday Maria!!! :) Have a wonderful (rest of the) day! :)

  38. Dawn — February 5, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

    Awww Happy Birthday! I’m sure your hubby will spoil you really well today (he better! lol).

  39. Maria — February 5, 2009 @ 3:16 pm

    Everyone is being so nice! Thank you Thank you Thank you for the kind comments!!!

  40. Dave and Lindsey — February 5, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you get spoiled and feel loved.

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