These oatmeal butterscotch cookies are a twist from the traditional recipe. We’ve added chocolate chips and substituted half the flour for whole wheat flour. The result is just fantastic. See for yourself and try the recipe!
For the first time ever, V asked me if we could make some cookies. He almost never expresses any interest in my baked goods. (So odd for a kid, but he does not have much of a sweet tooth.) It was too cute. How could I say no? So we made some oatmeal butterscotch chip cookies together.
Sometimes the best recipes are the ones right in front of you. I took this butterscotch cookie recipe from the back of Nestle morsels package. I’ve made it so many times and it never disappoints.
They have a great texture from the oatmeal. I like them just as much as chocolate chip cookies and I LOVE a good basic chocolate chip cookie. The only change I make is substituting some of the butterscotch chips for chocolate chips or sometimes just adding chocolate chips along with the full amount of butterscotch ones!
The recipe works really well, but I thought it was time to also experiment a little. I substituted about half the all purpose flour for whole wheat flour.
Why not? It’s much better for you. It turned out that these cookies are so rich in butterscotch flavor and oatmeal texture that the flour substitution is not noticeable. So here is the slightly healthier chocolaty version of Nestle’s oatmeal butterscotch cookies!
For cookies made entirely of oat flour you may want to check out my Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies.
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup butter
- ¾ brown sugar
- ¾ sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cup quick oats or old fashioned oats
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Combine the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
- Beat the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla in an electric mixer. Gradually beat in the the flour mixture. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips by hand.
- Drop cookies a tablespoon at a time onto cookie sheets. Bake for 9-10 minutes or less for chewier cookies.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
This nutrition information is only an approximate provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. Information comes from Nutritionix, an automated nutrition calculator.