Butterscotch Oatmeal M&M Cookies

I am taking a cookie break today 🙂  I created this cookie for a guest post on Layla Grace. Have you been to their website? I could spend a fortune there, cute stuff including this awesome cake stand that I use daily!

My cookie today is the Butterscotch Oatmeal M&M Cookie. I LOVE a good oatmeal cookie and this one hit the spot. Hope you enjoy 🙂

The stars of the show in this cookie 🙂

Don’t forget the oats 🙂


I like to top the cookies with M&M’s rather than mix them in the dough. Less breakage this way 🙂

Super adorable Jessie Steele oven mitt from the Layla Grace site.

My cute hubby came home for lunch and….

…took this photo for me wearing a Jessie Steele Apron from the Layla Grace site 🙂


A stack of Butterscotch Oatmeal M&M Cookies on a serving tray

Butterscotch Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Tasty Oatmeal Cookies with the addition of butterscotch sauce and M&M's for an added twist.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings: 24 large cookies
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons butterscotch ice cream topping
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal I used Coach’s Oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M’s


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In stand mixer beat butter and sugars until well combined.
  • Beat in eggs, vanilla and butterscotch topping until well combined.
  • In large bowl mix the flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips until just combined.
  • Scoop about 1/4 Cup dough into muffin top pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Flatten with palm of your hand then top with 5-7 M&M’s per cookie.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until cooked through and golden around edges. 
  • Remove from oven and loosen edges of cookies while warm so they will be easy to remove. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: butterscotch cookies, m&m cookie recipe, oatmeal cookie recipe, oatmeal cookies


Happy Baking, see you soon!


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41 Responses
  1. Sarah

    I ♥ my new muffin top pan! I asked for one for Christmas after I saw it in a previous post. I made these today with carmel and Reese’s Pieces. Delicious!

  2. Soraya

    Sounds delicious. How many grams/ounces is a “stick of butter”?

    Commenting from South Africa, and butter is sold in 500g blocks or tubs here.

  3. Kim in MD

    The cookies look amazing, your hubby is adorable, and so are you in that cute apron! Just ADORABLE! 🙂

  4. Emily Gordon

    Hey! I am new to Blogging, but have looked at your blog a lot with my roommates who follow you! We have tried cooking some of your stuff and it is absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to see many more recipes!!!

  5. techkim

    Why why did I came here and see these? I have a stack of recipes I want to make and now I am going to have to put this first. 🙂 Thanks.

  6. Sues

    I love butterscotch and these cookies sound amazing!! I also love how the colors of your m&ms totally fit the butterscotch theme. Love the apron too!!

  7. Jacks

    After you posted this recipe, I knew I had to make them! I made a half batch (which worked amazingly well!) and substituted butterscotch chips for some of the chocolate chips. Mmmm! My husband and I loved them. Btw, they are great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!!

  8. shelly (cookies and cups)

    I just want you to know that after months of coveting that muffin top pan I got one for Christmas! SO excited to start using it!
    These cookies look like they might be the perfect inaugural cookie..have a great New Year!

  9. Lauren B.

    Jenny, you’re so stinkin’ cute in that photo! I love the apron! 🙂 Love those muffin top pans, too!

  10. Mads

    Mmmm I love adding butterscotch to sweets. People always ask why the cookies are so good…it’s always butterscotch!

  11. Katy

    A muffin top pan?? That is genious! Am I the only one on this earth who hadn’t heard of this amazingness? 😉

  12. Patti Cummings

    They look delish! Tell me about the pan you baked your cookies in. Are they like shallow cupcake rounds in the tin? Where did you purchase it? Thanks!

  13. Liz @ LBBakes

    Cookies look delicious as usual, Jenny! Love the white cake stand – I really need to get myself a simple white one, I’ll have to check it out.

  14. Maria

    I am kind of sick of sugar right now, but I could still eat a dozen of these:) Such a cute photo of you too! You are gorgeous my friend!

  15. Fallon

    Cute apron and great cookies! I like your tip on adding the M&Ms to the top rather then mixing it into the dough.

  16. Kim Thorne

    Love the apron and cake pedestal! Just a quick question-I see you used a muffin top here instead of cookie sheet. Do you do that often? How do you adjust the cooking times to account for the extra thickness in, let’s say, a choc chip cookie recipe?

  17. Amy at TheSceneFromMe

    That is a nice pedestal! The cookies look wonderful. I love butterscotch, oatmeal and M&M’s!
    Happy New Year 🙂

  18. Juliana from NC

    I found your recipe on Layla Grace’s site back in November and made these cookies for the holidays.. kids, adults & neighbors all agreed, these cookies are delicious!

  19. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

    Omg those look fabulous! That picture of you in the apron is also adorable! 🙂

  20. Yanely

    They look awesome!!! But where did you get the muffin top pan? I can’t seem to find it anywhere…

  21. Sweet Bella Roos

    Love your square cake pedestal!! I’m not a big fan of butterscotch, but these cookies do look tempting. I also like to add the M&Ms on top, less breakage and they bake up so pretty!

  22. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Jenny, I love how cute you are in this post wearing our favorite Jessie Steele apron!! Those cookies look amazing, your hubs is a sweetie to snap that great photo of you 🙂 XXOO

  23. Lauren at KeepItSweet

    I don’t really like butterscotch but I’d definitely try these with caramel instead!

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