These Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies are deliciously soft and scrumptious. They will quickly become a cookie jar favorite.

I was never really a butterscotch fan that was until I met my husband, who literally love butterscotch chips more than chocolate chips. Now let me clarify I DO NOT like butterscotch more than chocolate, but it has become a nice change up in our favorite cookie recipe every once in a while.

 stack of 4 Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies next to a short glass of milk

This past week I was laid up really sick, so my hubby was in charge of most of our meals and snacks. Of course, that meant we went out to eat more than normal, making an appearance at our family favorite restaurant Carrabba’s. Sunday evenings we always have dessert after dinner, so the past two weeks my husband had that duty. The first week he made cookies. He loves butterscotch chips, like obsessed.  So he is always telling me that I need to make butterscotch cookies but I haven’t yet because the rest of us love chocolate chips so much.

stack of 5 Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies

He pulled up my Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and revised the recipe to make Butterscotch Chip Cookies. OH. MY. GOODNESS. These cookies did not turn out at all! He not only substituted the chocolate chips for butterscotch chips but margarine for butter… That is where he went all wrong. These cookies… well here is a picture to let you know how they turned out.

photo of someone holding a sheet of butterscotch cookies that have spread together and burned on the edges

It’s funny how many comments bloggers get from readers who say “I made this recipe and changed this and that and it didn’t turn out – can you tell me why?” – well it’s because you changed it. Luckily my husband realized his mistake when they took the cookies out of the oven. LOL. And he realized that butterscotch chips are uber sweet and powerful and need balance. So I told him once I was better I would show him how to make a delicious butterscotch cookie.

photo of 5 Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies leaning against a glass of milk

I used my Best Ever Monster Cookies recipe – and just changed out the M&M’s for butterscotch chips and they turned out to be cookie perfection. So now that we have made these, my kids are loving butterscotch chips too – my hubby has started something. They are excited to try butterscotch chips in other things as well now too. I can’t wait to whip up a batch of Butterscotch Banana Muffins – I love the combination of banana and butterscotch.

With teacher appreciation week coming up – I plan on making these cute little jars with Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Mix in them, making a perfect gift for all those hard-working teachers. While I do like butterscotch, I love oatmeal more. So while we will still make these, I think I will be alternating them with Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies and The Best Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies (as we think Jersey our daughter might have a sensitivity to gluten).

Grab a glass of milk and get ready to devour 1, 2 or 5 of these Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies. Enjoy! XOXO San

photo showing a piece of Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookie being dunked in a glass of milk, with stack of cookies behind it

How to make Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and peanut butter until well combined. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Beat in eggs.

Add honey and baking soda and mix in. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips.

Use a cookie dough scooper to put on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.

Do not over bake.

These cookies are flat and chewy – take them out at 12 minutes, cool on the pan for a few minutes then remove from pan and enjoy!

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Top photo: Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies in a stack, middle text: Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies. bottom left photo: Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookie being dunked in milk. bottom right photo: cookies in a horizontal stack

Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 167 kcal
These Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies are deliciously soft and scrumptious. They will quickly become a cookie jar favorite.

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 11.4 ounce bag butterscotch chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and peanut butter until well combined. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs.
  • Add honey and baking soda and mix in. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips.
  • Use a cookie dough scooper to put on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Do not over bake.
  • These cookies are flat and chewy - take them out at 12 minutes, cool on the pan for a few minutes then remove from pan and enjoy!
Serving: 1cookieCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 80IUCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.6mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know what you think!

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36 Comments

  1. Hi, I just made the cookies, they did not set sold at 12 minutes. I am a novice baker and not sure what to do. Do I place them back in the oven and cook for a few more minutes? Oh no! I used baking soda and not baking powder. Does that matter?

  2. Combines two of my favorite ingredients oatmeal and butterscotch…reminds me of a cookie my grandma used to make! Thanks for recipe!

  3. I made these and they are delicious! I had chocolate, coconut peanut butter (wild friends) so I used it! I also added some chopped peanuts! Wow these are our new favorite cookie! I did put them in the fridge for like 20 minutes before baking to help them set up and the 11 minutes is right on. Thank you! YUM!

  4. this is perfect because I was looking to find if anybody else has tried this. I love my monster cookie recipe and thought oh butterscotch chips, no chocolate would sound awesome. I’m glad you’ve tried it and so now I’m a little braver to try it also. I also thought of taking the batter cutting it in half. using half with the butterscotch chips and making the other half extra peanut buttery and using Reese’s pieces instead of m&M’s to give it that extra peanut butter flavor.

    1. It really is a great twist! I also love using peanut butter M&Ms in place of regular ones, but Reese’s pieces sound amazing too. I’ll have to give it a try, be sure to let us know how it turns out, thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    These are our new favorite cookies! They are nice and chewy and the butterscotch chips are so delicious with the oatmeal.

  6. 5 stars
    I ended up tweaking the recipe a bit. Did 2.5 cups flour and 2 cups oats. I did 3/4 cup granulated sugar because with adding honey it seemed sweet enough. I also added chocolate chips and cut back on butterscotch chips. They turned out fabulous!

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