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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars

Sharing my favorite Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies today…in bar form! My Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy for any occasion.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

I’m such a fan of oatmeal butterscotch cookies! It’s always so much fun baking with my kids.ย They are great for bringing to your summer parties and they look great packaged up for friends. No matter how you decide to serve them, they will be enjoyed for sure.ย Happy baking!

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Pretty simple line up of ingredients today. I am on a major brown butter kick. Any recipe of mine that uses brown butter, note that you can always just use softened butter too. I love the deep flavor the brown butter brings, but it is not absolutely necessary if you’d rather use just softened ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I also used a fancy oatmeal mix we had in the pantry that had some craisins and brown sugar bits. Quick oats will work just fine ๐Ÿ™‚

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Brown butter into a nice large mixing bowl to start. See my instructions below on how to brown your butter.

How To Brown Butter

See my How To Brown Butter post for full details and step by step photos.

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Add your granulated sugar.

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Brown sugar too!

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A nice splash of vanilla.

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Dry ingredients up next.

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Add your oatmeal next. This is my fancy oatmeal that I had in the pantry, anything you’ve got on hand will do the trick. Even granola would be great.

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I heart butterscotch.

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Nom nom nom ๐Ÿ™‚

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Press your dough into your baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes.

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Perfection! I cut off 1/4 inch around the edges just so my bars are nice and even, but do whatever you’d like ๐Ÿ™‚

Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars

Butterscotch heaven!!

Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars

Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cookie bars, butterscotch, butterscotch cookie bars, butterscotch cookies, butterscotch cookies recipe, chocolate chip cookie bars, cookie bars, cookie bars recipe, easy cookie bars
Servings: 12
Calories: 234 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 stick unsalted butter equals 1/2 cup
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8ร—8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter into a small skillet over medium heat. Let bubble and cook until browned bits form at the bottom of pan and butter turns golden brown. Transfer to a heat proof bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Place browned butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar into a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Stir in egg and vanilla mixing well. Add flour, oats, salt, baking soda and butterscotch chips, mixing until just combined.
  4. Transfer dough to prepared baking pan. Press evenly and bake for 25-30 minutes, until baked through. Let cool completely then remove bars with parchment paper and cut into squares. Serve room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 41IU1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Yum – these DO look like butterscotch heaven!

  2. 2
    Medeja says:

    These bars look really really good!

  3. 3

    Love the idea of oatmeal cookie bars! I bet peanut butter or cinnamon chips would work too.

  4. 4

    Those bars looks so good! Love the loads of butterscotch chips in them!

  5. 5

    Love butterscotch! And anything with brown butter is a winner in my book!

  6. 6

    These look like the perfect bars for summer!

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  8. 8
    Shari says:

    Just wondering whether it is 1 stick of butter or 1 cup of butter? I know they will be delicious!
    Thank you,

  9. 9
    Jeff Winett says:

    Typo on the ingredient list? “1 stick butter (equals 1 cup)”. 1 stick equals 1/2 cup, so not sure which amount to go for.

  10. 10
    Gaby says:

    What a fabulous treat!

  11. 11

    These should be my breakfast! The butterscotch fans in my family would love these!!!

  12. 12
    Liz says:

    I love butterscotch too. Thank you for the nice recipe.

  13. 13

    I love how totally and completely packed it is with butterscotch!

  14. 14

    Gorgeous…as always. Can’t even remember the last time I baked with butterscotch. Totally need to fix that problem!
    Have an awesome Wednesday Jenny!

  15. 15
    Andrea says:

    Those look great, anything with butterscotch is amazing. I assume you eat the 1/4 inch of deliciousness that you cut off. I hope so anyway.

  16. 16

    Love everything about these, Jenny! The butterscotch & brown butter combo has to be out of this world delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  17. 17
    Beth Johnson says:

    I couldn’t wait to make these and had already started when I noticed the typo about the butter. I wound up putting a 2 sticks in, because I figured- is too much butter ever a bad thing?! They are a little more gooey and rich than I think they would have been with 1 stick, but they are so delish! Thanks for the recipe!

  18. 18

    mmmm, I’d love one or two of these with a big glass of milk right now! Yum!!

  19. 19
    Ari says:

    I have you to thank for my obsession with brown butter! I can only imagine how perfect it pairs with butterscotch! Love!

  20. 20

    Definitely butterscotch heaven!!

  21. 21

    You just KNEW I have been craving butterscotch treats, so you had to post these right ๐Ÿ˜‰ For realzies though, these look amazing and I will definitely be making these to satisfy my butterscotch sweet-tooth.

  22. 22

    These bars look wonderful Jenny!!!

  23. 23
    Mercedes says:

    I LOVE butterscotch anything and I can only imagine how fantastic the combination is with the browned butter!

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