Rating: 4.55 stars
653 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 454
  • 4 star values: 137
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 13

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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

  • Stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until blended. Stir in the oats and the butterscotch chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges begin to brown.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 16.2g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 15.4mg; sodium 81.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (476)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2013
For those of you having trouble with the cookies being, dry, crumbly, or are having trouble removing them from the cookie sheet, it's probably because there is not enough butter in the dough. Try a full cup of butter, not 3/4 cup. For those having trouble with flat cookies, simply refrigerate your dough until it is somewhat firm. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2012
This recipe is verbatim the same recipe from the Nestle bag. Having said that, I usually have to increase the butter for the "bag" recipes. I increased butter to 1 cup, and baked a test batch. They spread a little more than I like, so I added a tablespoon of flour, and insted of dropping them on the cookie sheet, I rolled the dough into 1" balls. The rest of them came out perfect! Read More
(41)
653 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 454
  • 4 star values: 137
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2013
For those of you having trouble with the cookies being, dry, crumbly, or are having trouble removing them from the cookie sheet, it's probably because there is not enough butter in the dough. Try a full cup of butter, not 3/4 cup. For those having trouble with flat cookies, simply refrigerate your dough until it is somewhat firm. Read More
(466)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2008
These cookies are sooo yummy! I took some of the suggestions and lowered the temperature to 350 also and baked for about 9 minutes. I also refrigerated the dough for about 5 minutes and greased the cookie sheets with Pam. They turned out chewy and disappeared quickly! Thanks for the great recipe! :-) Read More
(234)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2007
These cookies are scrumptious! I can remember my mom making these for me when I was younger and we called them "Oatmeal Scotties" - I did make a few changes in the cooking temperature. I lowered the baking temperature to 350 degrees, and baked for 8 minutes. I lined the cookie sheet w/ parchment, and after I had baked the cookies, I let them cool for about 5 minutes, and had no problem w/ the cookies sticking to the pan, or breaking, etc., They were very soft, and not brittle...great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2008
This was a nice classic cookie. I like my cookies to be soft and chewy so I took the advice of another review and cooked at 350 for about 9 minutes. Those were perfect for me. My husband likes crunchy cookies so his were cooked for about 12-13 minutes. He's thrilled - I'm thrilled. Everyone's happy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2007
These cookies taste great, just as I remember as a kid. However, my cookies spread significantly and were very thin and lacy. I prefer a somewhat thicker cookie, and after adding extra four to the remaining dough, had the perfect oatmel butterscotch cookie. I would strongly suggest adding an additional 1/2 cup of flour to the batter for thicker cookies that don't spread too much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2006
These are good but they're PERFECT if you only bake them 6.5-7 minutes. Nice and chewy and just PERFECT. These are now my trademark cookies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2012
This recipe is verbatim the same recipe from the Nestle bag. Having said that, I usually have to increase the butter for the "bag" recipes. I increased butter to 1 cup, and baked a test batch. They spread a little more than I like, so I added a tablespoon of flour, and insted of dropping them on the cookie sheet, I rolled the dough into 1" balls. The rest of them came out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2007
These cookies were very yummy! I only used 1 cup of mini butterscotch chips and they turned out fine! I think I will use a little less sugar and a little more cinamon and vanilla the next time I make them. Using parchment paper definitely made it easier. They did stick to the cookie sheet on the first batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
Neither myself or my fiance really care for butterscotch but I decided to make these for a welcomed change... and WOW!!! We both loved these- the textures and tastes were fantastic. I found it useful to cool the dough a little in order to keep them from flattening out. I made cookies twice the stated size and baked them for a few minutes more and they were delicious. Thanks Jolene! This recipe is a keeper- next time I'll try raisins in place of the chips. Mmmmmm. Read More
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