Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe makes wonderful large cookies that the whole family will enjoy. It makes 3" cookies and uses more flour than other similar recipes I found on Zaar. This is from an original Nestle's ad that was posted in a newspaper, probably around 1978 or so.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, eggs, and water, beat until creamy.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture.
  5. Stir in oats, Nestle's Butterscotch Morsels and orange extract.
  6. Drop by slightly rounded measuring tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees.
  8. Makes 4 dozen 3" cookies.
Most Helpful

I have always preferred this recipe over the newer version. I like to substitute whole wheat flour and add raisins. Although butter is by far the best, solid coconut oil can be substituted with great results! Outstanding recipe!

Hope Smith Polk January 14, 2014

This is the same recipe I have used for years. It is the original one and the best! The orange extract is definately the secret ingredient in this cookie. People at my work love them. Thanks for posting!

Specialkae May 03, 2009

The addition of the orange extract (or zest) is a MUST. While these don't exactly taste of the orange, it does give it that "certain something". My BF's favorite cookie of all time.

Tiny kitchen, big chef December 20, 2008