No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies

by aimee @ shugarysweets on June 5, 2012

When I left for college, oatmeal butterscotch cookies were the one treat I asked my mom to make for me on weekends. (I also asked for a bag full of Kraft Mac and Cheese, Cool Ranch Doritos and Ramen Noodles, not exactly a creative cook back then). I preferred oatmeal scotchies to chocolate chip and peanut butter. 

I love butterscotch.

I also love no bake cookies. When the weather hits 90 degrees and I have zero desire to turn on my oven, I choose no bake cookies as my stand by dessert.

 So it occurred to me, why not combine my favorite cookie (oatmeal scotchies) with a no bake recipe? 

These can be whipped up from start to finish in about 15 minutes, and because of the butterscotch they set in another 15 minutes. I like my no bake cookies cold, right out of the refrigerator, but it’s not necessary. Enjoy!

Looking for more no bake recipes? Here’s a few of my favorites!

Nutella No Bake Cookies- also has basic No Bake Recipe

No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies

by Shugary Sweets
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (60 cookies)
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch morsels
  • 3 cup quick cook oatmeal (dry)
In large saucepan, on medium high heat, add butter, sugar and milk. Bring to a boil, and boil for a complete full minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, salt and butterscotch morsels. Stir for about 1-2 minutes, the butterscotch won’t completely melt, it’s okay. Fold in oatmeal.
Drop by tablespoon onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Allow to set and cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container. Enjoy.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Nikki P. June 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I am soooo making these. Adding the ingredients to my grocery list as we speak! These look AMAZING!


Jocelyn June 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I love that you love butterscotch too!!! AND I love that you married that awesome flavor with no bake cookies! So perfect for hot summer days:-)


Averie @ Averie Cooks June 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm

my grandma used to make these! I love them!!!


Hayley June 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

BEYOND IN LOVE with this idea! Scotchies are one of my fave cookies and no bake is perfect for summertime! I will be making these!!


Jenn June 6, 2012 at 12:04 am

No Bakes are one of my favorite cookies, but I never thought about switching the flavors up! I think I will try your Nutella version tonight!


Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 6, 2012 at 2:47 am

Yum! What a wonderful no bake cookie! Perfect for beating the heat!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

These sound simply delightful! Yum!


Shirley@bells-bakery June 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

Yum yum yum!


sally @ sallys baking addiction June 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I just made scotchies over the weekend!! I am loving the no-bake version though! I would’ve never thought to change up the ingredients and forget the oven. Looks delicious!


Julie June 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

What a fantastic idea!! We are no bake super fans at our house so I can’t wait to try this :) Pinned!

The Farm Girl


Anonymous June 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

These sound amazing! Could you use Old Fashioned oats? I have those on hand. YUM!


Juliann June 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

These are delicious. Oatmeal scotchies are in my top 3 favorite cookies and the no bakes make them easy. If you have orange extract, try subbing it for the vanilla. It’s what my mom always used in hers and it makes them extra yummy.


stephanie January 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

I tried these and even though I only added 1 cup of sugar, they were still pretty sweet, but good for long cycling ride snacks where you need a lot of sweetness to keep peddling!


Nora March 31, 2014 at 9:44 pm

I just made these tonight. OMG! I love this cookie. I need to go to bed before I accidentally eat them all. Yum yum. :)


aimee @ shugarysweets April 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

Thanks Nora, hope you had a good night sleep :)


Sara July 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm

We really enjoyed these! They are super-easy to make gluten free (just use gluten free oats). I found them on the sweet side, and I don’t usually find things too sweet! Mmaybe next time I’ll try one cup of sugar instead of two? I also added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and used half regular and half quick-cooking oats. Great recipe!


Trina July 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I made these for the second time. I cut the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and that seemed a little better, still sweet but not to sweet. I took them to a party and received rave reviews. Thank you. I shared your page for the recipe.


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