oatmeal scotchies christmas

Santa’s Favorite Cookies – Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

This is another one of D.J.’s Mom’s recipes, and one of our favorites. For him it always brings back great memories of Christmas time when he was a kid, and for Anthony and I, we get to embrace the holidays with his favorite Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies.

oatmeal scotchies christmas

Not only does Santa get these Oatmeal Scotchies for Christmas, but he also gets cheese-stuffed meatballs – a request that has been passed down from D.J.’s Dad… Santa.  If you want to make these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, just substitute the butterscotch chips for chocolate chips, and voila – oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

oatmeal scotchies christmas

Making Christmas Cookies together as a family is special.  I measured the ingredients and watched as Anthony and his Dad made D.J.’s favorite cookies together.  It was so sweet to watch D.J.’s eyes light up – like he was a kid again in his Mom’s kitchen, making the Oatmeal Scotchies for Santa.


oatmeal scotchies christmas

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp water – this really makes all the difference
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp rolled oats (NOT instant)
6 oz (half bag) butterscotch chips
1 tsp vanilla extract.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, or in your stand mixer, combine butter, egg, sugar, vanilla and water.  Beat on high speed until fluffy – about 5 minutes.

Gradually add in flour mixture, starting and ending with flour.

oatmeal scotchies christmas

With a wooden spoon, stir in oats and butterscotch chips.

oatmeal scotchies christmas

Place 1 tbsp balls of cookie dough on to a baking sheet lined with parchment and gently press down cookies with your fingers.

oatmeal scotchies christmas

Bake for 12 minutes.

Remove from heat, and place on a wire rack to cool.

oatmeal scotchies christmas

oatmeal scotchies christmas



What are your favorite Christmas cookies?  Share what Santa’s favorite cookies are in your house in the comments below!

For the FREE printable version of this recipe, click the link below for a PDF version to add to your collection.

Oatmeal Scotchies

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