Oatmeal Scotchie Bars

Soft and chewy, these classic Oatmeal Scotchie Bars are divine! I topped them with a sweet Cinnamon frosting for a little extra indulgence!

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Soft Oatmeal Scotchie Bars topped with a light and creamy Cinnamon frosting! So good, so easy!

One of my favorite cookies from childhood is the classic Oatmeal Scotchie. My brothers loved Chocolate chip and Snickerdoodle…but I have always had a special place for butterscotch chips.

And it’s not until I bake them, that I realize over and over how much I love them.

As I’m trying to get back into the swing of things after moving (read: unpack and settle in), I chose to use the classic Nestle recipe for today’s cookie bars.

Soft Oatmeal Scotchie Bars topped with a light and creamy Cinnamon frosting! So good, so easy!

I tweaked it slightly, changing the ratio of brown sugar to granulated sugar (using more brown of course!). I also added a little extra cinnamon.

And, in true Shugary Sweets style, a thick layer of frosting tops these cookie bars.

Soft Oatmeal Scotchie Bars topped with a light and creamy Cinnamon frosting! So good, so easy!


I made a very creamy cinnamon frosting for today’s recipe. By beating my softened butter for 3-5 minutes, it gets light and fluffy. Then add the cinnamon, salt, powdered sugar and milk (I used fat free milk) and beat an additional 3-5 minutes. This creates an unbelievably soft texture!

I shared these at a potluck with some friends. It’s so awesome to move “home” and have friends. And it’s crazy to think we’ve been away for almost 8 years! But now we’re home and I’m a food blogger (which is a new gig since I was last living here) and I have a whole new group of people to share my treats with daily.

Life is good. Life is delicious. Now go make some of these super easy, super yummy treats.

Soft Oatmeal Scotchie Bars topped with a light and creamy Cinnamon frosting! So good, so easy!

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Yield: 36 bars

Oatmeal Scotchie Bars

Oatmeal Scotchie Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes


For the cookie bars:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cup quick oats
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 11oz package Butterscotch morsels

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk


  1. For the bars, beat butter with sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and beat until combined. Fold in butterscotch morsels.
  2. Press cookie dough in a parchment paper lined 15 inch x 10 inch x 1 inch baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-22 minutes (I prefer to make these a little on the undercooked side, staying near the 18 minute mark).
  3. Cool completely.
  4. For the frosting, beat butter in an electric mixer with whisk attachment for 3-5 minutes until pale in color. Add cinnamon, salt, powdered sugar and 2Tbsp milk. Beat an additional 3-5 minutes, adding more milk if necessary. Spread over cooled cookie bars. Cut and enjoy.
  5. Store cookie bars in airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. ENJOY.

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Soft and chewy, these classic Oatmeal Scotchie Bars are divine! I topped them with a sweet Cinnamon frosting for a little extra indulgence!

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27 comments on “Oatmeal Scotchie Bars”

  1. Glad you are settle in your new home and already baking!! Your new neighbors and all your friends are going to love all your treats! Love scotches, butterscotch is a favorite!

  2. These are perfect…little frosted bars are my desert island food!

  3. I want to face plant in that frosting!!!

  4. I love oatmeal scotchies, Aimee! I have never thought to make them in bar form! love it!

  5. You’re so lucky! You moved away from great friends to great friends! And there’s frosting involved!
    Love butterscotch with oatmeal, always. So irresistible!

  6. I have never had a scotchie bar before. I am seriously going to have to change that!

  7. oatmeal is one of my favorite things in desserts, so this is right up my alley!

  8. Butterscotch is an amazing ingredient. These bars look amazing. Pinned.

  9. THAT frosting! SO Fluffy! Looks so delish I can’t wait to indulge!

  10. So many of my favorite ingredients in these, oatmeal, butterscotch, yum!

  11. These look too good! I would eat the entire pan:)

  12. Yum! I love oatmeal scotchies…it’s been way too long though since I have had one. And I puffy heart love that you topped yours with a layer of fluffy frosting!

  13. I love oatmeal scotchies, too! I purposefully hooked my kids on them so I can make them more often. But I’m pretty sure they would flip over scotchies covered in this featherlight cinnamon frosting!

  14. I love that you added frosting!! Perfect.

  15. Ginny McMeans

    I bet the texture is great in these yummy looking bars!

  16. I could definitely go for two or three of these little bars right now. They look delicious!

  17. I’m all about adding more brown sugar too, and the icing makes these even better!

  18. Ack! I really, really want to make these today! But I just realized I only have two cups of oats! And I don’t have the car to get to the store today. Got any suggestions to sub for 1 cup of oats? Maybe I could just figure out measurements for a 2/3 batch.

  19. This recipes sounds wonderful! Scotchie bars bring back happy memories from my childhood because one of my grandmothers used to make “Little Scotties” which is her name for them. I can’t wait to try your recipe! I love that you added frosting to them! YUM!

  20. Annette

    I made these last night and brought them to work today. Big hit! Thanks for another winner and congratulations on moving home.

  21. Aimee, my absolute favorite cookies are Oatmeal Scotchies! Definitely brings back great childhood memories:) I’ve never tried them with frosting, but will be making your recipe soon!

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