These cookies are just bursting with so many amazing flavors, they are so hard to resist!
I give this recipe inspiration all to my dad. He called me one day after eating a butterscotch oatmeal cookie that he got from a bakery telling me how I HAVE to make him them one day because he loved them so much. Naturally, like the great daughter I am, I set out to create a recipe just for my good old daddio. He got a big box of them on Father’s Day (along with these cookies, minus the powdered sugar coating) and he was super happy!
These cookies are totally out of the norm for me. My dad is the kind of person who likes thin and crispy cookies.. I just couldn’t bring my soft-baked-loving-heart to make them completely crispy, so I baked them just long enough to get a nice crisp edge with a nice chewy center. These cookies are perfect! All of the spicy flavors mix SO well with the butterscotch + toffee. If you don’t like butterscotch and toffee, I have also tested them with raisins, chocolate chips and m&m’s – they all came out awesome!
I know how some of you feel about chilling your cookie dough, but for this recipe it’s absolutely necessary. I tested them a few times to try to avoid it because sometimes you just want an oatmeal cookie STAT, but it just results in a super flat, runny cookie. Therefore, chilling your dough is a must. Sorry! It will all be worth it in the end though. Promise.
The flavor of these butterscotch oatmeal cookies is out of the world. You’ve got all of the warm flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg paired with the spiciness of a little bit of a molasses. I love adding molasses to my oatmeal cookies because it lends an incomparable flavor if you were to compare it to an oatmeal cookie without it. Maybe it’s just me, but I love it. Combine these flavors with something sweet like butterscotch and toffee and they are just pure heaven!