Recipe for Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

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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 Cookies


  • 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
  • 2 cupsΒ  butterscotch chipsΒ 


  1. Heat oven to 375Β°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.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Hope you have an awesome day and fun at din din tonight. Love the idea of a dessert party πŸ™‚ Cookies look amazing

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

  3. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had an great sushi dinner and your dessert party sounds amazing! What a great guy you have! πŸ™‚

  4. 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!

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

    Those cookies look scrumptious!

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

  7. 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!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!!!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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