Sheet Pan Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars

These Sheet Pan Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars are soft, chewy and so delicious. These easy cookie bars only take a few minutes to throw together and are perfect for feeding a crowd.

Growing up, our mom made cookies whenever it was a rainy day.  Her Oatmeal Scotchies recipe was one of my absolute favorite treats.

There was nothing better coming home from school on a cold day to a warm Oatmeal Scotchie.

We’ve had a lot of rainy weather lately, and I was craving some of her delicious oatmeal butterscotch cookies.

I was short on time, so rather than making individual cookies, I made them into bars!  I tweaked her original recipe so they could be made in a sheet pan and the taste brought me right back to my childhood.

These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars are perfectly soft and chewy. My kids loved them just as much as I loved my mom’s cookies growing up.

How to make Cookie Bars:

These Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Bars are even easier to make than cookies because you don’t have to roll out the dough into balls or wait and switch out batches of cookies from the oven.

While your oven is preheating to 350 degrees F., cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.

You can use a large bowl with an electric hand mixer or use a stand mixer.  I love using my Kitchen Aid for cookie dough, so I used that.

Next, mix in eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.

After that, I added all my dry ingredients (cinnamon, salt, baking soda, flour and oatmeal) all at the same time and mixed until combined then I folded in the butterscotch chips.

I spread the dough in an even layer on a half baking sheet that had been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

The dough is pretty sticky, so you can either use a rubber spatula to spread it in the pan or spray your hands with cooking spray and press it into the pan.

Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the top of the cookie bars is golden brown then remove from the oven and let them cool.

Cut into bars and enjoy!


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Serves: 30

Sheet Pan Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookie bars with butterscotch chips.

10 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

32 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Mix in cinnamon, salt, baking soda, flour and oatmeal and mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in butterscotch chips.
  6. Spray a half baking sheet (18"x13"x1") with nonstick cooking spray and spread dough in pan.
  7. Dough will be sticky, so use a rubber spatula and spread as evenly as possible.
  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Let cool and cut into bars.

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