Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars

These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars are the perfect sweet treats for any occasion. Packed with delicious butterscotch flavor, these cookie bars never disappoint!

Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars

I’m such a fan of oatmeal butterscotch cookies! It’s always so much fun baking with my kids. 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. 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 🙂  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 🙂

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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 🙂

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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 🙂

Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars

Butterscotch heaven!!

Butterscotch Oatmeal Brown Butter Cookie Bars

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars

These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars are the perfect sweet treats for any occasion. Packed with delicious butterscotch flavor, these cookie bars never disappoint!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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30 Responses
  1. You just KNEW I have been craving butterscotch treats, so you had to post these right 😉 For realzies though, these look amazing and I will definitely be making these to satisfy my butterscotch sweet-tooth.

  2. 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!

  3. Andrea

    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.

  4. Jeff Winett

    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.

  5. Shari

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

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