Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

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Ultra-chewy simple oatmeal cookie recipe loaded with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Quick and easy cookies!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies

Those that know me well know that I am ALL ABOUT a good chocolate chip cookie. And I’m frequently asked which is my favorite recipe.

It’s like having to choose a favorite child! I really can’t do it. There are several that I love for different reasons. The same cookie doesn’t always work for every mood, season, and occasion. Just like a good pair of shoes, you have to find a cookie that goes just right with what’s going on in your life.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies

For example… I love these Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies a lot right now, because I can make them dairy free if I use DF chocolate chips. These are probably my favorite standard, basic chocolate chip cookie recipe. But that recipe calls for shortening. If I’m in the mood for an all butter recipe, I’ll make this one.

More often than not this year, I’ve been in the mood for a good, hearty oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. This one is my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. The 1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts in that one make it SUPER chunky and amazing for a texture lover like me. But I don’t always have walnuts on hand, and I don’t always feel like putting in the work that recipe takes. So my go-to basic oatmeal chocolate chip recipe is this one. And it’s best made with M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces 🙂

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies

This recipe is a variation of that last one. It’s simple, straight forward, and holds up to a wide variety of mix-ins.

At first, I thought I was going to make these into Oatmeal Scotchies. I’m obsessed with butterscotch, and it feels like such a cozy, Fall flavor. But then I realized that I just couldn’t leave out the chocolate.

So in went the chocolate chips 🙂

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies

I hope you love this recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies! And if you want to change it up a little bit, here are some other fun mix-ins you could use instead of chocolate chips that would pair really well with butterscotch:

  • Reese’s Pieces or M&Ms
  • Peanut Butter Chips (mmmm, PB + Butterscotch = bliss)
  • Pretzels (or chocolate covered pretzels!)
  • Butterscotch pudding mix
  • Walnuts
  • Caramel filled chocolate candy (like Rolos or Ghirardelli squares)

Be creative! And be sure to tag me @somethingswanky on Instagram if you make these. Let me know what you added in 🙂

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies

Ultra-chewy simple oatmeal cookie recipe loaded with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Quick and easy cookies!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips


Preheat oven to 325ºF.

Beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.

Mix in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, mixing well in between each addition.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add this dry mixture to the wet mixture. Mix until dough forms.

Mix in chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.

Scoop the dough onto prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches in between each for spreading.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Let cool on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.

Here are a few other cookie recipes I think you’ll love…

Reese’s Pieces Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reese's Pieces Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

M&Ms Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

M&M Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

XL Chocolate Chip Cookie for One or Two

XL Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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