Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

I had seen these cookies in my google reader and knew I had everything on hand to make them, so I thought they would be great to take to a potluck picnic that we went to on Monday night. These turned out so great. They were so soft and chewy. If you love butterscotch, you are going to love these. I found these on Good Thymes & Good Food and she got the recipe from Family Circle Magazine. These are actually Cindy McCain’s recipe that was entered in a contest for the magazine during the election. This recipe makes about 5 dozen. I halved it, but the full recipe is below.

Cindy McCain’s Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Source: Family Circle Magazine via Good Thymes & Good Food

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1-2/3 cups butterscotch chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl beat the butter or margarine, granulated sugar and brown sugar together.
Add the eggs and vanilla, beating well.

In a medium-size bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir until blended.
Stir in oats and butterscotch chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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  1. Yay! I am so glad that you decided to try these! I loved them. 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    I LOVE your blog! I just spent like an hour looking at all your recipes and I have so many bookmarked!

  3. I've made this recipe before – I think it was in celebration of election night! They really surprised me at how chewy and perfect they turned out!

  4. Oatmeal and butterscotch is such a delicious combination!

  5. Love the butterscotch/oat combo–and that it's Cindy McCain's recipe!:)

  6. Kerstin says:

    Yum, they look great with those butterscotch cookies!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Isn't this the same recipe that is on the back of a butterscotch chip package? I believe they are called Oatmeal Scotchies.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Those are my ALL TIME favorite cookies!

  9. ♥peachkins♥ says:

    my sister loves oatmeal cookies. I'll tell her your recipe

  10. Stephanie says:

    Anonymous- It may be the same recipe as the back of the package, I'm not sure, but I got it from the Good Thymes & Good Food blog I cited.

  11. the twins says:

    those look so good, thanks for the recipe!

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