This scrumptious batch of Triple Threat Oatmeal Cookies is full of semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips!

Some of my loyal readers may remember my infatuation with soft, chewy oatmeal cookie recipes. I’ve made them plain, with butterscotch chips, with chocolate chips, and loaded with chips, dried fruit, and nuts.

Triple Threat Oatmeal Cookies in a ceramic container

Why You Should Make these Cookies

I was lucky enough to be invited to join some dear friends down in West Palm Beach, Florida, for a respite from our Midwest winter weather. Since I could leave all my warm weather duds at home, I had room in my suitcase for a few cookies.

  • Cookies are perfect for toting to picnics, a gathering of friends, or when traveling as a hostess gift or for snacking. Just pack them in a sturdy, air-tight container and make sure they don’t have too much extra air space to rattle around and break or crumble.
  • These are different from ordinary oatmeal cookies with 3 types of chocolate chips.
  • Everyone makes chocolate chip cookies, so oatmeal cookies are a yummy alternative, especially when it’s soft and chewy.

Triple Threat Oatmeal Cookies in a white leaf dish

Tips for Making Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since we were on vacation, a cookie or two mid-day was a no-brainer. A triple dose of baking chips made for a blissful combination with each bite tasting a little different from the one before. Feel free to use all of one variety or make up your own mixture.

I find that Guittard butterscotch chips have a less artificial taste than some of their competitors, but they can be difficult to locate. The base for these cookies is marvelous, so you may elect to add a cup of raisins or plain ol’ chocolate chips.

Use a medium cookie scoop to dish out consistent-sized balls of cookie dough. They will bake more evenly when they’re the same size.

No matter how you shake up this recipe for triple threat oatmeal cookies, I think you’ll have trouble not going back for seconds.

Triple Threat Oatmeal Cookies - Chewy, buttery and full

Triple Threat Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Yield 3 dozen cookies

Buttery, chewy oatmeal cookies chock full of 3 types of baking chips


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • ⅓ cup Guittard Butterscotch chips
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, and mix well.
  3. Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
  5. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in oats and chips, and mix well.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute, remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g


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Friends in West Palm Beach 2017

Our best meal in the Palm Beach area was at Cafe Boulud. Every single dish got rave reviews. My crab cake, Shelli’s squash soup, and Susie’s Key lime pie with pink grapefruit sorbet were exquisite (those were the dishes I sampled)!