Oatmeal Scotchies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by eHelen

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.

Top Review by Hope Smith Polk

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!

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.

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