Butterscotch Scotchies

Butterscotch Scotchies

In this recipe:

based on 54 reviews
This Looks YUMMY!
20 min.
42 min.
48 bars (4 dozen)

Butterscotch Scotchies make a great dessert bar that is perfect for all occasions. This one is one of our "desert safe" recipes to send to your loved one overseas. This recipe has been tested in our kitchen and does meet Middle East guidelines, as well as U.S. Postal Service mailing regulations.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange peel, (1 medium orange)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
Store Locator »
PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat shortening, sugar, eggs and orange peel in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and water. Stir in oats and morsels. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

What did you think? Share Your Review »



Thank you for reviewing this recipe.


For shipping

I will make these today for a dear friend of my son's (my friend, too) who is now in the Army. They sound great! Will make 2 other kinds of cookies so he has plenty to share.

- Terri Benson from Shoreline, WA

Orange peel?

We love the regular recipe Oatmeal Scotchies, but found the orange peel in this revision too distracting. Haven't heard from my son in Iraq yet to see what he thought. Maybe the orange peel preserves the cookies better for shipping?

- Jolene Hornbeck


My coworkers loved this. It was soft and chewy. my fav!!

- Vivian M


When my husband was in Iraq last year, I sent these cookies for Christmas. I made about five batches. His coworkers loved them. I individually wrapped each cookie in plastic wrap, then packed them in plastic tubs. My husband said that nothing was broken in transit.

- caroline salas from

Made for son in Iraq

I made these for my son in Iraq, and they were easy to ship. I think he loved them.

- Lois Sharp from Jonesboro, AR

See More Reviews

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/48 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 48

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 6g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (14% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 60mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Meals.com is packing its bags
— yep, and its recipes — and
moving over to GoodNes.com.
Don’t miss out!

Thank you!

Your email address has been added to the monthly newsletter subscription list.