Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies: Bar Form

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These oatmeal butterscotch cookies in bar form are full of oats, butterscotch and delicious flavors. The bars are chewy and soft and are perfect to make for a party. 

oatmeal butterscotch cookies

These oatmeal butterscotch cookies are perfect for your next cookie party. You can serve them in cookie or bar form and they are a delicious treat to give to neighbors or friends.

The great thing about these cookies is you can make them in bar form or in individual cookies. 

I love making these for our annual Christmas cookie exchange. Here are some of my other favorite cookies we make for the cookie exchange.

Cookies for cookie exchange:

These cookies are perfect for a cookie exchange because they make a large amount with little effort. You can make them in bar form or in individual cookies. 

If you need some more inspiration for a cookie exchange, try these other cookies below. 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Easy Classic Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pie Bar With Chocolate and Short Pastry Crust

Frosted Sugar Cookies

oatmeal butterscotch cookie bars


You probably already have all the ingredients you need to make these butterscotch cookies. Here is what you need. 

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • butterscotch chips
  • rolled oats
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Recipe:

oatmeal butterscotch cookies
Yield: 16 Bars

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Perfect oatmeal cookie bars stuffed with butterscotch!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Add butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar to a mixer.
  2. Cream together for 1 minute.
  3. Add the eggs and mix together.
  4. Add the vanilla.
  5. Add the oats.
  6. Add the flour.
  7. Add baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  8. Add chopped walnuts and mix to combine.
  9. Add the butterscotch chips and mix to combine.
  10. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  11. Evenly spread the dough into the pan. The dough will be a little sticky.
  12. Bake at 350 for 22 minutes.
  13. Let cool and cut into squares.

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