Butterscotch and oatmeal just go together in a dessert! These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies with Brown Sugar Glaze are simple to make from scratch.
Let me introduce you to one of our family’s favorite cookie recipes. These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies with Brown Sugar Glaze are a recipe I developed back in the first couple years of blogging. I have been making them ever since!
Over the years, I’ve come up with a few variations and I’ll share those with you later on in this post.
There’s nothing as cozy as an oatmeal cookie. The butterscotch chips add flavor and sweetness, while the glaze is literally the “icing on the cookie.”
These cookies are great for an afternoon snack, or for bringing to a holiday party or a Christmas cookie exchange.
Substitutions and Variations
Make these as bar cookies: I love to make this recipe into a bar cookie instead! Make the dough as directed and spread into a greased 9×13 inch pan instead of making individual cookies. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. I typically omit the glaze when I make the bars but if desired you can spread it on top of the bars before slicing.
Make these without the glaze: The glaze is super yummy but it is also really sweet! If you like, you can omit the glaze.
Add in other mix-ins: For more flavor, try doing a mix of 1/2 butterscotch chips and 1/2 chocolate chips. You could also add some chopped nuts. I suggest adding a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts.
To make these gluten free: You can easily make these cookies gluten free by using a gluten free flour blend instead of the all-purpose flour. I like the Bob’s Red Mill brand. Also check that your oats are certified gluten free if you are very sensitive to gluten.
To make these with less sugar: You can substitute coconut sugar for the brown sugar in the cookie dough and omit the brown sugar glaze.
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This post was originally published on A Savory Feast on November 17, 2014. The photos and text have been updated but the recipe is the same.