Cookies/ Desserts

No Bake Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies are an easy, no bake cookie made using just a few pantry staples.  And butterscotch chips and oatmeal of course.  These cookies could also be called “Wendy’s Favorite Cookies”  because my sis looooves these rich, butterscotchy cookies.  And I love that they are easy to make!

No Bake Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies remind me of summer, because that was the first time I had ever had one.  One of my friends’ dads made these cookies for us girls while we were out swimming one hot summer day (back in 1980-something).  I can’t even tell you how yummy it was to sink my teeth in one (or two or three or…) of these cookies after a day of swimming.  Why is it that swimming makes you SO hungry?!

These cookies are perfect for our #CookoutWeek 2017 because they are no bake, can be made ahead of time and only require a few ingredients.  But also, you could make these cookies using a camp stove while on a campout!  How awesome is that?!

Butterscotch chips are what give us the butterscotch flavor in these cookies…and I swear by using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can use whatever milk you have on hand.  And the cook time is VERY important in this recipe.  Do not boil the mixture for longer than a minute or you will get dry, crumbly cookies.

No Bake Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 20 Cooking Time: 1-minute

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

Instructions

1

Lay a strip of foil or parchment paper on the counter to drop your cookies on after they have cooked.

2

In a medium sized pot, on medium heat on the stovetop, add the butter, sugar and milk. Stir the mixture occasionally.

3

Once the mixture comes to a boil, set timer for ONE minute and stir the mixture continuously. Once the minute is up, remove the pot from the stove and stir in the vanilla extract, salt and butterscotch chips.

4

Stir the mixture thoroughly (the butterscotch chips won't be completely melted, but that's okay). Fold the oats into the mixture, one cup at a time, mixing the first cup in completely before adding the second and third cups of oats.

5

The mixture may look loose, but the cookies firm up once they set. Use a medium sized cookie scoop to drop cookie balls onto the foil or parchment paper. While cookies are still warm, you can use a spoon to shape the cookies so they are pretty (optional). Cookies will take 30-minutes or more to set and cool.

Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Butterscotch, butterscotch, butterscotch!

I hope you try out Wendy’s Favorite Cookies!  They are sooooooo good!  What’s your favorite no bake cookie??  Have you ever baked anything while camping?

XOXO,

Kelly

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I have linked this recipe up at the following link parties: Meal Plan Monday, Weekend Potluck, The PinJunkie, Pretty Pintastic Party, Sugar and Spice, and Cookie Plan Monday!

And this recipe was a FEATURED recipe on Meal Plan Monday #71!!!

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes
    June 28, 2017 at 5:47 AM

    I love no-bake cookies 😀 They sound simple and less intimidating.. These are just perfect Kelly..Buttery, caramelly and yummy :*

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 28, 2017 at 9:43 PM

      Thank you Deepika! I love that people that don’t think they can bake, or don’t like to bake, can whip these cookies up so easily. And they are sooooooo good. Too good 😉 XOXO

  • Reply
    Colleen
    June 28, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    So many memories…I think I survived on these in the summer as a kid! Only chocolate and peanut butter! Happy #CookoutWeek!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 28, 2017 at 9:46 PM

      Happy #CookoutWeek Colleen!! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who grew up on these! The chocolate and peanut butter ones were also a huge favorite of mine! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    June 28, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    These are so like my favorite no-bake cookies with chocolate and oats–I’ve never thought of going with a butterscotch variation. LOVE IT! These sound seriously amazing. Totally perfect after a day at the pool 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 28, 2017 at 9:48 PM

      Thanks Kelsie! Hehehe yeah I have quite a few no bake cookie recipes here on the blog…kind of obsessed lol. But these are amazing. You definitely need to grab a bag of butterscotch chips and give these a try! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Wendy
    June 28, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Perfect summer cookie without turning on the oven.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 28, 2017 at 9:48 PM

      Thank you Wendy! That is totally why I love these cookies 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    June 29, 2017 at 7:08 AM

    Yum! I love these! So pretty and perfect Kelly!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 30, 2017 at 1:34 PM

      Aww thanks Kim!! I appreciate that! Have a great weekend! XOXO

  • Reply
    Ashika | Gardening Foodie
    June 30, 2017 at 5:03 AM

    OOOH I am such a butterscotch fan ….and this is such a great way to add it to oats.
    This must really taste amazing.
    Have a great weekend Kelly😃

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 30, 2017 at 1:39 PM

      You TOTALLY need to try these! One of my favorite cookies ever. Not sure why it has taken me so long to share them on the blog?!!! 😉

  • Reply
    cakespy
    June 30, 2017 at 5:43 AM

    Oh DANG these look good. Oatmeal and butterscotch separately are both always selling points for a dessert for me, but together, I’m over the moon! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 30, 2017 at 1:40 PM

      You totally need to try these out! They are almost so easy to make they are dangerous! I had to give them away or I would have eaten them all. Hehehe 😉 XOXO

  • Reply
    spiffycookie
    July 3, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Butterscotch doesn’t get enough credit I feel. These sound tasty!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 3, 2017 at 1:11 PM

      Thanks Erin!! I completely agree! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    thefrizzybaker
    July 4, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    Oh these sound so delicious and look so easy! I’ve now never been more annoyed that I can’t get butterscotch chips in this country. Now might finally be the time to fork out for a pricey import… worth it I think! ;-P

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 4, 2017 at 5:37 PM

      That’s horrible!! I need to send you a box full of butterscotch chips hehehe 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    The Bearded Hiker
    July 7, 2017 at 5:47 AM

    My wife is always trying to get me to eat oatmeal for my cholesterol….I think we’ve found a compromise!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 7, 2017 at 7:00 AM

      Hahahaha TOTALLY!! Now that’s a win-win in my book! 🙂

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    Amy
    July 7, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    I love no bake cookies and these sound delicious. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing at Sugar and Spice link party. Shared and pinned.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 7, 2017 at 10:11 PM

      Thank you Amy! I had to give these cookies all away or I would have eaten them all. I have no self-control around no bake cookies, and even though I am not much of a butterscotch chip fan, these cookies are one of my FAVORITES! Thanks for pinning and sharing 🙂

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    Melissa
    July 12, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Kelly,
    These cookies look so delicious. Butterscotch is heavenly and reminds me of going to my Grandmothers house growing up. Great recipe!!

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      Kelly
      July 14, 2017 at 4:20 PM

      Thank you Melissa! I love how food reminds us of such happy memories 🙂 XOXO

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    Kathy T
    July 18, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Peanut butter allergies here so I was delighted to see a friendly no bake cookie. Thanks for sharing. Just made them and they smell delicious

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 18, 2017 at 8:50 PM

      Awesome!! Tell me what you think of them after you try them! And I have another no bake cookie coming soon that is nut free too…so keep your eyes out for that one 🙂

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    Sharon L Carson
    July 19, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Tried these today after seeing them on Southern Plate’s weekly meal plan. They are awesome! This recipe is a keeper! My 16 yr old daughter is swooning over them as I write this -*smile*

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 19, 2017 at 6:16 PM

      Hi Sharon! Yay! Yay! Yay!!! I am so glad you (and your daughter) loved these as much as I did! You totally made my night!!!! Thank you so much 🙂 XOXOXOXOX

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    Christy
    August 8, 2017 at 7:24 AM

    We’ve been planning to make these for a few weeks and finally did last night. I cannot believe how easy they were to make and how amazing the kitchen smelled. Oh my word they were SO delicious!!! All 6 of us just stood around the kitchen moaning in delight, lol. They seriously melt in your mouth! And I used plain milk and generic butterscotch chips because that’s what I had. Amazing!!!
    My husband recently went gluten free to help with the arthritis in his knees and he was just over the moon!
    Thank you so much, Kelly!!!
    Blessings,
    Christy

    • Reply
      Kelly
      August 8, 2017 at 9:01 PM

      Awwww thanks Christy!! I am glad you guys loved them! These are a family favorite of ours too…definitely a go-to recipe, because they are sooooo easy and soo0000 good. Thank you so much for making these and then letting me know what you thought 🙂 You definitely made my night and made me smile! Have a great week! Hugs 🙂 XOXO

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    Janice Thomas
    December 5, 2017 at 7:27 AM

    Ok, now this one would be my secret favorite. just for me! a nibble here and a nibble there! lol! Celebrate365 Blog Parties cookie exchange

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 6, 2017 at 5:53 AM

      I make these cookies pretty regularly! My sister LOVES these! So rich and buttery 🙂 XOXO

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