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

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 🙂

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.

Add your granulated sugar.

Brown sugar too!

A nice splash of vanilla.

Dry ingredients up next.

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.

I heart butterscotch.

Nom nom nom 🙂

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

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 heaven!!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

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
Keyword: best oatmeal cookies recipe, butterscotch cookies, butterscotch cookies recipe, cookie bars recipe, easy cookie bars, easy oatmeal cookies recipe, oatmeal butterscotch cookies, oatmeal cookie bars
Servings: 12 bars
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 8×8 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
Oatmeal Butterscotch 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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