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Big Dipper Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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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. Cinnamon French Toast Lattes from A Kitchen Addiction

7. Dreamy Chocolate Cupcakes from Baker by Nature

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

9. Red Wine Creme Brulee from Diethood

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

11. Peppermint Bark Brownies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

12. Berry Cheesecake Bars (skinny, no-bake) from Roxana’s Easy Home Baking

Giveaway is CLOSED. 

Disclosure: Giveaway opened to U.S. residents only. No P.O. boxes please. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Giveaway sponsored by the group of bloggers featured.

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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

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


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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41 comments on “Big Dipper Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies”

  1. I love oatmeal cookies and these have a special flare indeed! All the recipes on this link look wonderful for Valentines week. You always make everything look and sound wonderful Liz.

  2. Butterscotch chips changed my life. Liz, these look amazing. Oh my, they’re dipped in creamy chocolate. Want!

  3. For valentine’s day I’m planning to have a nice dinner with my family and make chocolate cover strawberries

  4. These look awesome Liz! Love the Valentine’s sprinkles 🙂

  5. buttterscotch oatmeal sounds sooooo good. and I concur, love that Amazon Prime!!!! The chocolate dip & sprinkles make this cookie awesome to the 10th power. And what a special giveaway, RED is so cool!!!! Sending extra love vibes your way Lizzie xoxo stop by and enter my small giveaway!!

  6. I love dipped cookies!

  7. I saw these on Facebook, I had to come over and check this out!!! They are so adorable!!

  8. These cookies look crazy good! I don’t like regular butterscotch chips so I will need to find these special ones.

  9. Oatmeal butterscotch cookies are my favorite cookie, oh my goodness. If I had butterscotch chips I would bake these right now. Not kidding.

    I hope you are having a good week! 🙂

  10. My plans is to bake several chocolate goodies!

  11. Looking delicious and pretty!!! Happy V-day for you, Liz!

  12. I love the name of these cookies and they are so festive for Valentine’s!

  13. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites!! These are so cute and festive!

  14. This year we are having family over for Valentine’s Day. We are having a small dinner party with close family (about 24 pp). My son and his family are visiting for the next 2 weeks. During the day, the kids are all going to be helping make V-day party favors. Making cookies next week also. Must try these Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies. My two fave flavors. Thank you for sharing.

  15. They sound like a winner to me too! Lovin’ the little heart sprinkles:@)

  16. I have a confession to make. I could eat these cookies without the little hearts that make them perfect for Valentine’s Day. I love these!

  17. What a DElish new twist on these cookies, Liz.

    PRETTY. I want one immediately, please. Xx

  18. These cookies are adorable!!! So festive!!!

  19. Hopefully getting some R&R!

  20. I love the colour of that kitchen aid and what a great giveaway. As I’m not from the US I’ll just be excited for everyone who is. I love how you fancied-up these cookies and the little red hearts are just so special for the season xx

  21. Lizzy,
    Thanks for the great giveaway. Since you’ve been writing about Danielle’s site, I’ve started following her. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Pinned.

  22. They look great! So glad you enjoyed making them!!!! xoxo

  23. If you only knew how I’ve been longing for butterscotch anything, Liz. I can’t seem to find chips in any of the stores around here. I may just need to join Amazon. I’ve been resisting way too long for what I don’t know!

    Your cookies look so festive and of course they are healthy, right, lol…(oatmeal:) Thank you so much for sharing…

    P.s. Awesome Give-away!

  24. You know before I first tried butterscotch, I thought it was going to be nasty but then I tried it and I was in love! I’ve been looking for another recipe to use my extra stash of chips. I think this here is perfect!

  25. I am working on Valentine’s Day and also I have class 🙁

  26. I would like few or more then few of these cookies.. 🙂

  27. I would make these cookies on a daily basis if I could 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  28. Love love oatmeal cookies! These sound and look fantastic with butterscotch.

  29. These cookies look so pretty Liz! I love oatmeal cookies and they sound wonderful with the butterscotch chips 🙂 Love the pretty sprinkles – perfect for Valentine’s Day 🙂

  30. mmmm love the oatmeal butterscotch cookies, and love em even more because they’re dipped in chocolate 😀

  31. Oooh lala how pretty! I love the festive touch, Lizzy. These cookies have my name written all over them 😀


  32. I don’t think your cookies could be any prettier! Well done! Serious talent!

  33. This sounds like a great recipe to try as I like butterscotch. Dipping them in chocolate and adding the sprinkles makes them great for Valentine’s day.

  34. That silly family of yours, not liking butterscotch chips. Next time, you can send the entire batch to me, Liz! I’ll gladly scarf them down. These look amazing, thick and chewy like a proper oatmeal cookie should be. Add the chocolate glaze and the sprinkles and they’re even more perfect!

  35. Looking forward to a quiet evening at home on v-day. Great giveaway and the cookies sound wonderful as usual.

  36. Your cookies look amazing. My SIL is a big cookie baker and she will go crazy when she sees these. Thanks for the opportunity to win that wonderful red mixer.

  37. We are having a romantic a dinner at home with seared scallops wrapped in bacon. rice pilaf, salad, champagne, and Lemon hearts with lemon curd and brownie bites.

  38. i need some of these comfort cookies today being snowed in!

  39. Liz, these look incredible! I love those sprinkles, too!

  40. As we do every year, we celebrate not only Valentine’s Day, but also both of our birthdays and our wedding anniversary at a totally splurge, Iowa corn-fed beef steak house with chocolate for dessert and champagne. We love this absolute decadent meal and return to our ‘diets’ the next day and wait in anticipation for the next year’s Valentine’s Day.

    Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

  41. Love these festive cookies. 🙂

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