These Big Dipper Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies are chewy and chock full of delicious butterscotch morsels!

Dipped in chocolate and garnished with holiday sprinkles, these chewy oatmeal cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion.

Big Dipper Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies in a white rectangle ceramic dish

Big Dipper Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

My post is doing double duty today…first for my monthly recipe exchange with my sweet friend, Danielle, of Hugs &  Cookies XOXO, and second, for a magnificent Valentine’s Celebration hosted by Anna, of Crunchy Creamy Sweet. I’ve had Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies on the brain since the holidays.

They were featured at our neighborhood cookie exchange. That particular baker apologized as she didn’t use her favorite Guittard Butterscotch Chips, so she felt they were subpar. Well, I beg to disagree…as I don’t even like butterscotch chips and I ate ALL of her cookies. Then, I hunted down the proper chips (thank goodness for Amazon Prime) so I could make my own.

Overhead shot of Big Dipper Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies on a red and white napkin with a glass of milk

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies for Valentine’s Day 

To make these chewy oatmeal cookies extra festive since Valentine’s Day is approaching, I dipped them in melted semi-sweet chocolate and decorated them with the cutest holiday sprinkles. Besides the torture of waiting till the chocolate hardened so I could shovel one of these babies in my mouth, these cookies were easy as pie to make. The male family members aren’t as fond of butterscotch as Katie and I are, so I brought the bulk of these to Bill’s co-workers.

As per usual, they were thrilled with some homemade treats. So if you’re a fan of butterscotch chips, these are darn tasty. If not, just substitute some semi-sweet chocolate chips. The oatmeal cookie base is a winner!

Big Dipper Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies on a square white plate with a glass of milk

Here are the other yummy recipes featured in today’s Valentine’s Day Celebration:

1. Raspberry Coconut Cheesecake Quinoa Bites with Dark Chocolate Glaze from Food Faith Fitness

2. Strawberry Glazed Vanilla Bean Doughnuts from Girl vs. Dough

3. Pink Vanilla Cupcakes from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

4. Valentine’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from Cooking for Keeps

5. Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies from The Messy Baker

6. Dreamy Chocolate Cupcakes from Baker by Nature

7. Dark Chocolate Pancakes from Eat. Drink. Love.

8. Red Wine Creme Brulee from Diethood

9. Big Dipper Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake!

10. Peppermint Bark Brownies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies


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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Yield 36 cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies chock full of butterscotch morsels! Adapted from Hugs and Cookies XOXO


For Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1 cup Guittard Butterscotch chips


  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. For cookies, combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl, mix well. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips, mix well.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute, remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For glaze, melt morsels with oil according to package directions. Dip half of one cookie in chocolate, gently shake to remove excess. Dust with festive sprinkles. Place on waxed paper until set. Repeat with remaining cookies. If chocolate thickens, microwave at 15 second intervals until fluid.

Yield:3 dozen cookies

Total time: 1 hour plus drying time

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g


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