Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

These cookies are a favorite! They're one of those crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, type of cookie, and I think you'll love how they turn out! The recipe came from our community cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the ingredients in the order listed. Start by creaming the shortening with the sugars, then add the vanilla; mix well.
  3. Add the beaten eggs; mix well; set aside.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the flour, soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture, all at once, to the shortening-sugar mixture; mix well.
  5. Add the oats and the butterscotch chips all at one time; mix well.
  6. Grease (with vegetable shortening) a large 16-inch by 12-inch baking sheet.
  7. Shape dough into golf ball-size balls, spacing 2 inches apart. Place 12 dough balls on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. In my oven, the cookies are generally done baking in 11 minutes. Allow cookies to sit on the baking sheet 1 minute before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious, crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, just as described -- this one is a keeper! The only change I made was to use the whole bag of butterscotch chips. Also baked them on parchment paper instead of greasing the sheet, came off fine. Thanks for a great recipe!

Elfweaver February 09, 2013

I love that crisp but soft taste and the butterscotch was like a plesant little present inside

GingerlyJ October 15, 2009

Just as you said crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. yummy!!!!!!

Granny Chef October 12, 2009