Don't even think that you can eat only ONE! Boy, are these cookies fabulous! They are so moist and chewy. If you prefer a crisper cookie, just bake for a couple of minutes longer. These are great cookies to send overseas to our troops.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies
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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 mixing bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined. Beat in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rolled oats until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the butterscotch chips and coconut. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.

  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven just until the bottoms are light brown, 7 to 8 minutes. If you prefer crunchier cookies, bake 9 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 16.6mg; sodium 83.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (40)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2012
I make this but use half butterscotch and half chocolate chips plus nuts. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2012
These were great after modifications but as directed they were a three. I made one batch as called for but they fell apart. I added an egg to the next batch and used white chocolate chips. I also changed the cinnamon to 1 Tblsp. They held together much better and resulted in a tender cookie with a crunchy outer crust. Yummy. With modifications a four plus. Read More
(7)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2012
I make this but use half butterscotch and half chocolate chips plus nuts. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2012
These are really wonderful cookies. I go to the Quaker Oats website and hunt out recipes. These are terrific! I cook them on the softer side and make sure to keep them wrapped up to they don't dry out - although with lots of kids buzzing around here they don't last long! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2012
Wow: the flavor of these cookies is phenomenal! I am not a big butterscotch fan but these may be the BEST cookies I have ever made. They are rich yet light: very pleasant. I made a 3/4 batch as written except I accidentally doubled the coconut and I would not change a thing. These cookies are to die for!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2012
These were great after modifications but as directed they were a three. I made one batch as called for but they fell apart. I added an egg to the next batch and used white chocolate chips. I also changed the cinnamon to 1 Tblsp. They held together much better and resulted in a tender cookie with a crunchy outer crust. Yummy. With modifications a four plus. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2012
Sweet chewy and delicious.I made half with and half without coconut. I thought both were equally good but family&friends said they preferred the ones with the coconut. I used the whole bag of chips and it wasn't too many.Great but I will keep looking for a recipe that uses less butter. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2011
glad the recipe was on here othewise I would not have known about it. I don't pick up butterscotch chips unless i have good reason too.. thanks for putting it on here.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2012
very good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2012
These cookies were delicious!! I added walnuts and chocolate candy pieces and a little extra egg. My one really useful piece of advice: USE PARCHMENT PAPER. I tried greased cookie sheets and ungreased and both times the cookies fell apart upon removing. Parchment paper works wonders. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2012
Wow! I almost never have time to leave a review but just HAD to with these! The cinnamon/nutmeg and the coconut made this the best recipe for butterscotch chip cookies I've ever tasted! They also didn't fall the first time like so many cookie recipes that I make at such high altitude. I usually bake a few cookies and then make some changes for the altitude but these were perfectly raised and lightly browned on the top! I had run out of brown sugar so I almost didn't make the cookies but used all white and added a TBLS of dark honey. I also only had 1 cup of butter (okay so my cupboards are bare!) and I like a few less oats so I put in 1/2 cup less oats and added a 1/2 cup flour instead. Perfect! Read More
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