No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies

 If you love no bake cookies AND you love oatmeal scotchies: these NO BAKE Oatmeal Scotchies are for you! Packed with butterscotch flavor, these are ready on your table in minutes!

No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies cookie recipe: your favorite classic butterscotch oatmeal cookie in a delicious no bake dessert!

**photos updates February 2016**

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.
No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies cookie recipe: your favorite classic butterscotch oatmeal cookie in a delicious no bake dessert!

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!

No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies


Looking for more no bake recipes? Here’s a few of my favorites!
Nutella No Bake Cookies– also has basic No Bake Recipe
Biscoff No Bake Cookies
Pumpkin Cheesecake (No Bake)
Banana Rice Krispie Treats

No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies

Yield: 60


  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. Stir for about 1-2 minutes, the butterscotch won't completely melt, it's okay. Fold in oatmeal.
  3. Drop by tablespoon onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Allow to set and cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container. Enjoy.

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 No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies cookie recipe: your favorite classic butterscotch oatmeal cookie in a delicious no bake dessert!

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24 comments on “No Bake Oatmeal Scotchies”

  1. Nikki P.

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

  2. 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:-)

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

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. Anonymous

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

  10. Juliann

    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.

  11. 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!

  12. Nora

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

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  14. Sara

    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!

  15. Trina

    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.

  16. Deb

    Welp, I tried too with hopes of avoiding the oven heat. Sadly, my butterscotch chips DID melt into the warm mixture. I ended up with butterscotch flavored oatmeal lumps. Not sure what I did wrong.

  17. DKLEO

    I have made peanut butter and chocolate no bake cookies for many years. These are tasty cookies, however, I found they were a little too dry. They need a little more milk or butter, not sure which. Also, there is no way you could get 60 cookies out of this. I got 18 fifty cent size out of half a recipe. I think I will try to find my old recipes and use the butterscotch instead of the peanut butter or chocolate chips.

  18. hi its me

    these cookies look very good and i think they would look adorable in little muffin liner

  19. Great flavor but way too sugary. Need too cut the sugar way back

  20. Andrea

    I just made these (kinda)! Instead of butterscotch chips I used Caramel flavored chips and added 3/4 cup of butter toasted chopped pecans! They turned out so well! I am definitely going to keep this recipe! Also I found a way to do it in the microwave and I haven’t messed up a batch of no bakes yet! I think that it is a tad on the sweet side but maybe next time I will try to sprinkle salt on top.

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