chocolate chip + butterscotch oatmeal cookies

by Amy on 27 August 2012

today, i’m participating in a fun blogger event — the secret recipe club. how does it work? every blogger is secretly assigned another blog + chooses a recipe from that blog to make. on reveal day (today!), all of our posts go up at the same time, + everyone gets to see who was assigned to their blog, which recipe they chose, + how it turned out. fun, huh?

this month, i was assigned K&K Test Kitchen, an adorable blog written by mother-daughter team kim + kelsey. i was so excited, as i had seen their blog in the past + loved it – it’s full of wonderful recipes, beautiful food photography + charming anecdotes. i literally looked through every single post (yep, 2+ years worth) while deciding what to make – their blog is addictive! in the end, i opted for these butterscotch oatmeal cookies, as i absolutely love oatmeal cookies. i decided to add chocolate chips as well, because adding chocolate to any recipe is almost always a good thing, right?

so, how were they? delicious, especially when they’re still warm from the oven + full of melty chocolate + butterscotch. even once fully cooled, they remain delightfully soft. some oatmeal cookies can be too dense, crisp or dry, but not these! the combo of the hearty oats, sweet butterscotch, rich chocolate + earthy cinnamon is just perfect. and if you really want to treat yourself? they’d be fab crumbled on top of a big scoop of salted caramel or dulce de leche ice cream. just a suggestion. =)

thank you to kelsey + kim for introducing me to this fabulous dish, + to the secret recipe club for connecting me with fantastic bloggers + amazing recipes!

my previous secret recipe club posts:
lemon orzo with sautéed zucchini + tomatoes
creamy fettuccine with corn + arugula
lime + raspberry squares with pistachio-graham crust
garlic, cheddar + parmesan rolls
peppermint patty-filled brownie cupcakes
sugar cookie bars
chocolate cheesecake with dark chocolate drizzle

chocolate chip + butterscotch oatmeal cookies

makes about 4 dozen cookies, adapted from hershey’s, as seen on K&K Test Kitchen


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick-cooking or regular rolled oats
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips


preheat oven to 375°F.

beat butter, granulated sugar + brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. add eggs + vanilla; beat well.

combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon + salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. stir in oats, chocolate chips, + butterscotch chips; mix well. drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. cool completely.

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1 Jocelyn @BruCrew Life August 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

I love oatmeal cookies and yes, adding chocolate chips is always a good thing in any recipe:-) Your cookies are so puffy and round…I love it!!! With salted caramel ice cream…wow that sounds awesome!!!

2 Kathryn August 27, 2012 at 11:43 am

I think I would have had to pick these cookies too, they sound really delicious and I love your addition of chocolate chips.

3 Sarah E. August 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

Those look fantastic – and you can’t go wrong adding a little chocolate in there :)

4 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray August 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Mmm, I love me a good cookie recipe! :)

5 jackie @ Domestic Fits August 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I made cookies this weekend too! I don’t think I’ve ever made them with butterscotch chips, lovely :)

6 katie August 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Those look heavenly!

7 natalie@thesweetslife August 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

talk about perfectly shaped cookies!!!!

8 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl August 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Okay, so I might be weird–but I actually prefer oatmeal cookies to any other! And these? These look so.good! With the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips–total yum!

9 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

oh, i love this flavor combination, especially in an oatmeal cookie!

10 Choc Chip Uru August 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I love how thick and chunky your cookies look, pillows of heaven 😀

Choc Chip Uru

11 CJ at Food Stories August 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

OMG … These are to-die-for … Can’t believe you went through two years of blog posts … You sound as compulsive as me :-)

12 amy August 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

oh, i definitely am! =)

13 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef August 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

oooh what a great pick! yay SRC :)

14 bakingaddict August 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

wow I’m bookmarking this now! I’ve been looking for recipes with butterscotch chips as I still have some left over and this looks like it. Great SRC pick!

15 SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen August 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

What a great looking cookie! They look delightfully chewy and full of flavor – and I agree, butterscotch and chocolate are wonderful together.

16 Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies August 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Love oatmeal cookies and these look delicious…of course adding chocolate chips is always a good thing! Great SRC pick!

17 baking Serendipity August 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

oatmeal cookies, especially with butterscotch, make me think fall. i’m so ready for it…and a good couple of these cookies!

18 julie @ table for two August 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm

i love how much this cookie has stuffed in it! the chocolate chips and butterscotch! oh the flavors and delicious oatmeal cookies :) i want some now!

19 GiGi Eats Celebrities August 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Looks like someone is getting ready for Halloween! :)

20 amy August 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

GiGi, i thought the exact same thing when i made them – the colors are just perfect for Halloween! =)

21 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

I love the ooey gooey melted combo of chocolate chips and butterscotch. It’s absolutely heavenly!

22 Anna @ hiddenponies August 28, 2012 at 12:12 am

I love oatmeal cookies that stay soft – these look perfect!

23 EA-The Spicy RD August 28, 2012 at 12:34 am

You are making me drool!! I haven’t had butterscotch chips in so long…definitely need to try making a gluten-free version of these. Heading over to check out your recipe inspiration-sounds like a fun blog :-)

24 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 28, 2012 at 6:05 am

These sound lovely!

25 April @ Angel's Homestead August 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

I love how puffy and perfectly round your cookies turned out. And the suggestion of crumbling them on top of ice cream… perfect!

26 danielle August 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies – next time I am going to try adding the butterscotch chips.

27 Megan August 28, 2012 at 9:44 am

Oh my…these cookies… they look like absolute perfection!! What a great choice for the SRC this month.

28 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel August 28, 2012 at 10:33 am

I would like to inhale a warm, gooey plate of these right now!

29 Jenni August 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

These cookies look completely irresistible! Great pick!

30 Ashley@BakerbyNature August 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I’ve made cookie with this flavor combination before and they were incredibly addicting!! Your batch looks equally awesome 😉

31 Lenore August 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I looooove chocolate chip oatmeal cookies but never thought to add butterscotch chips to them! Your photos are so so gorgeous, too…yum!

32 Megan @ girl by the lake August 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

wow. these look so simple and delicious! (and I really do love recipes like that) And I think we should just start adding chocolate to everything. I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt in, say, fried chicken or spaghetti! ha.

I love the idea of a secret recipe club. I’d love to join something like that one day!

Great post (as always)!

33 Jed Gray (sportsglutton) August 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Ya buddy!! You know I’m all about oatmeal cookies and these look like a perfect fall treat.

34 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

These cookies look thick and perfect!

35 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Girl, you need to stop posting so many delicious looking cookie recipes!! You’re killing me with these pictures!!! I was just thinking today that I haven’t made chocolate chip cookies in probably over a year!

36 amy August 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm

then it sounds like it’s high time for you to make some! =)

37 Rikki August 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Chocolate & butterscotch is such a good combination! And I love the addition of cinnamon. Sounds too good to be true. :)

38 Kiran @ August 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

As if chocolate oatmeal cookies isn’t enough to tempt me, you just had to add butterscotch? That just pushed me to the edge. I want 😀

39 Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen August 29, 2012 at 7:39 am

Amy, you’re a doll! Thank you for your sweet words about K&K Test Kitchen! I’m so glad that you liked these cookies, especially after going through every recipe. And I’m thankful for SRC too for giving us the chance to virtually meet!

40 amy August 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

you are so welcome – i’m thrilled i was assigned to your blog! =)

41 Jennie @themessybakerblog August 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

Yum! I love butterscotch. I can’t wait to give these a try.

42 Erin @ Texanerin Baking August 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

Butterscotch! I love love love love butterscotch. I have some butterscotch chips that I brought with me from the US but I can’t bake with them. I have to enjoy them in their purest form. :)

But one day I’ll be able to bake with butterscotch again! And when that day comes, it will be glorious. These look amazing! I love that you included a picture of the inside. More people need to do that!

43 Christine August 29, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Chocolate and butterscotch are such a great flavor combination! These look super tasty!

44 Renee August 30, 2012 at 6:09 am

There you go putting all these great things in one cookie. I have had oatmeal scotchies and oatmeal chocolate chip but not a combination. Looks so tasty!

45 Shari, The Saucy Gourmet August 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

OMG, I am in over whelm! All these wonderful flavors in one cookie, I gotta have one!

46 Laura November 10, 2012 at 12:21 am

I made these tonight with my kids and they are absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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