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Do you love a good Oatmeal Cookie?  I combined some of my favorite things in these Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee Cookies.



These Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee Cookies are not only super moist and have a great flavor, but they are also crunchy and chewy.  It knew I had a hit with these Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee Cookies when my oldest daughter told me she liked them better than chocolate chip cookies, and she loves chocolate chip cookies.  These Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee Cookies are also my husband’s favorite cookies.

My hilarious experience with an automatic car wash yesterday.

This story has nothing to do with these cookies, but it was hilarious so I had to share it.   After dropping my daughter off at school, I stopped by the grocery store.  I wanted to pick up some ingredients to bake cookies.  My son, Casey’s baseball team, is playing in the regional playoffs this weekend.  My special needs son, Caleb, loves to bake cookies to share with the team after the games.   The team loves Caleb’s cookies and Caleb enjoys baking and sharing them.

My Crazy Day

After leaving the store, I stopped to get a car wash.   I pulled in the automatic car wash, and it started soaping my car.  It thoroughly soaped half of my car and stopped.  I waited for 2 minutes and then 3 minutes.  Finally, I decided to leave.  I had soap entirely on one side of my car and pollen on the other side.  I turned my wipers on to wipe away the suds so I could see.

My Son, Caleb

My son, Caleb, was with me.  He has cerebral palsy seizures and selective mutism.  He was busting out loud laughing at our situation.  We pulled up to a red light.  A man in a pickup truck in front of us had his window down.  We saw him completely hang his head out his window to see what was on our Suburban.  When we got on the main road, soap suds were flying everywhere.  By that time, we had everyone looking at us.  I was teasing Caleb and told him to put his sunglasses on and duck, but he was laughing so hard he could not move.  Yes!  We finally made it to another car wash.   God also allowed Caleb and I to experience a hilarious moment that we will never forget.

Proverbs 17:22   (NIV)

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Types of Oats

  • Rolled Oats are the most common type of oats. It is also called old-fashioned oats. Rolled oats are steamed, rolled and they flaked so they cook quickly. They are perfect for making oatmeal cookies.
  • Instant Oats consist of very thin, pre-cooked oat flakes that only need hot water to cook. They are often sold in packages with other ingredients added to them.
  • Steel-Cut Oats these are oats that have been cut into small pieces but not rolled into flakes. They are more chewy and nutty than rolled oats. They are used in muesli and slow-cooked oatmeal.
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Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Cuisine: American
Author: Diane @Recipe for our Daily Bread


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • One large egg
  • And 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 cups rolled oats traditional or old fashioned oats not quick-cooking
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate-covered toffee bars such as Heath bars
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high-speed, cream the butter, brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Mix in dry ingredients; just until blended.
  • Fold in oats, toffee bars, and butterscotch chips.
  • Chill the dough for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Drop cookies in large spoonfuls onto the baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake 15 to 18 minutes until the edges are golden but still wet looking in the middle.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • This cookie dough freezes well. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop and freeze. Store in a freezer bag. If baking frozen cookies, it takes about 20 minutes.

Other Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes You Should Try

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Baking Cookie Tips

  • Use butter and eggs at room temperature.  You should be able to leave a fingerprint easily in the butter.
  • Whip the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Do not over mix the flour!
  • Mix in the dry ingredients just until you do not any powder and everything is incorporated.
  • Use parchment paper – I love parchment paper when baking.  Once you remove the cookies from the oven, just slide the parchment paper off the baking sheet with the cookies still on it.  This will allow them to cool.
  • Refrigerate the cookie dough at least 20 minutes before baking.
  • Use an ice cream scoop when scooping out your cookies.  This way they will all be the same size and will bake evenly.
  • Freezing Cookie Dough – Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  You can put the cookies closer together on the baking sheet when freezing them than when you are baking them.  If you scoop the cookie dough out first and then freeze it, you do not have a problem with the dough being as hard as a rock, and you cannot scoop it out of a container.  After scooping out the cookie dough, place the baking pan in the freezer until the cookies are frozen.  Place frozen cookies into large freezer zip lock bags and store in the freezer.  This helps the cookies when baking.  The cookies do not spread out so much.  Also, you will have cookies on hand in case of an emergency.
  • Do not overcook your cookies.  Once you remove the cookies from the oven, they will continue to bake.


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    • Avabella,

      I too love these Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee Cookies. I am going to try blog about these ingredients in an easy to make skillet cookie soon. You will have to watch for it. Skillet cookies are so easy to make I have been baking way to many of them.

      Blessings and have a great 4th of July,
      Diane Roark

  1. I love the half a car wash story. I hope you were only charged for half a wash too! Not much sounds better than a belly laugh from a child, it’s both uplifting and heart warming at the same time.

    My husband loves cookies, but gets a bit board of chocolate chip ones, so I may well give these a go.

    • Debbie,

      These cookies are full of flavor. My family was just asking me yesterday to make another batch. My special needs son has had 17 brain surgeries and has cerebral palsy. When he laughs it is truly a belly laugh and the whole car shakes.

      Diane Roark

  2. Awww what a great story! I am glad I found you at Tasty Tuesday! And those cookies look like my family would try to eat the entire pan before we even finished the next batch! YUM!

    • Chrystal,

      I am going now and check out your blog. Thank you so much for stopping by and your very kind words.

      These Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee cookies are truly hard to resist. I made a double batch and froze them. I scoop them out on a baking pan using an ice cream scoop and freeze the dough. I then put them in large freezer bags.

      Diane Roark

  3. How funny. I hope you got a refund for your car wash.

    Yum. Can I classify this as a breakfast cookie because of the oatmeal? lol. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday linky party.

    • Erlene,

      My car wash experience was truly hilarious. We are still laughing about it. Soap was flying everywhere. No one was there to give me a refund and I did not want to hang around. I was in a hurry to get to a car wash that worked.
      Blessings and thanks for stopping by,
      Diane Roark

  4. Week, you have finally gone and done it by finding my weakness with oatmeal cookies and Health Bar Toffee Crunch. Not kidding when I say two of favorite things and you know I will be trying this soon. And the car wash story totally made me giggle, too. Happy Sunday and hope you are enjoying your weekend so far 🙂

    • Janine,

      I wish I lived closer so I could make you some of these cookies. They are really Yummy! I made two huge batches this time and put them in the freezer. We all like our cookies fresh right out of the oven. Unfortunately, when I checked last night I had 4 cookie dough balls left. Where did they go?? I think my kids have been eating them raw.
      This weekend and next weekend is my sons baseball playoffs, regional and state. My husband’s parents have been and we have been watching a lot of baseball on Friday and Saturday. I hope today will not be as hectic or HOT!

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by.
      Blessings and have a great day!


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