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Oatmeal Butterscotch Craisin Cookies

Updated on December 31, 2014

Not the ordinary "Cookie Cutter" Recipe

My oatmeal cookies have been a favorite of my family's since I began making them. One reason they are a hit is because they are more substantial than most cookies and use less sugar.I like making several batches of these cookies and freeze them so I have plenty on hand for company, and to pack in lunches for a mid-morning or late afternoon snack. Even though we like to have them with coffee or tea, they taste great with orange juice too.

Take a look at more of my homemade family favorite desserts, stews and brunch recipes also listed on this site.

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Make several batches - some to eat, freeze and give away!

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I wish you could smell these baking as I'm writing this article. Umm! Another batch of what some may think is a holiday cookie, but we like them all year round.  Better hurry, these went right after the photo!


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Oatmeal Butterscotch Craisin Cookies by Favored1

This is a recipe I created for my husband. You can make it without the butterscotch morsels and they are still great.

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Pre-heat oven 350 degrees.

You will need: cookie sheets, spatula, mixing bowls, spoon, measuring cup, cooling rack

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: Makes 3 dozen


  • 1 stick plus 6 tbsp. of soft butter - room temperature
  • 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinammon
  • 3 cups of quick uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup craisins or raisins if you prefer
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of butterscotch morsels


  1. In a large bowl mix butter, honey and brown sugar. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until creamy. I mix my cookie batter by hand, but you can use an electric mixer on low speed.
  2. Add flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Blend together until well mixed.
  3. Stir in oats and then craisins. When mixed add butterscotch morsels.
  4. Using a cookie or ice cream scoop drop dough in a rounded spoonful onto the ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten them out a little with your finger.
  5. Bake for about 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Do not over bake. Cool 2 minutes before placing them on a wire rack. Make sure the cookies are completely cooled before storing them. Can be frozen. Cookies are somewhat dry and really good with coffee or tea.
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I mail my baked goods frozen. It helps to preserve the freshness.

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Baking Tips for Successful Cookies

  1. Even though I like to melt the butter for my recipes, in some it may cause the cookies to be too soft and they won't shape properly.

  2. Use a cookie scoop to make the cookies the same size so they will look nice as gifts.

  3. Wait a least 2-3 minutes before removing cookies from sheet so they don't break or lose their form.

  4. Make sure cookies are completely cool before freezing them. Place cookies on a clean baking sheet in the freezer so they freeze individually. Then transfer them to an airtight container for freezing. This way you can remove a few at a time when you want them.

  5. Don't have time to bake the entire batch? No problem. You can freeze individual unbaked cookies on cookie sheets for up to six months in an air tight container. When you are ready, bake the frozen cookies a little longer than the regular baking time.

Freezer Storage Containers with Lids - Make it, Freeze it, Share it!

Freezer containers are a good way to save time and money. Save time in the kitchen by making double batches of cookies and freezing the rest. Be sure to leave some out for sharing!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Sylvestermouse frankly I didn't think I would like them either because of the butterscotch. So I changed the main recipe to fit what I liked and now I'm hooked on these cookies.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      poetryman6969 Make an extra batch and freeze them like I do, that way you'll always have them on hand.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      They sound delicious! I have never cooked with butterscotch morsels before. Your cookies would be a fun, new treat for my family.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Wish I had some of these tasty looking cookies right now!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      DDE I really like these cookies and find that I crave them! They have replaced my chocolate chip cookies as a favorite.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like these cookies and so simple to make. I enjoy baking a few times a week.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      PegCole17 Thanks for visiting. I've been craving these cookies for months now but have resisted making them until fall. It's fall :)

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Oatmeal cookies are among my favorite and this recipe sounds great. Of course, I never met a cookie I didn't like. Thanks for sharing your method of freezing and shipping these for gifts.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I can taste these cookies now. Congratulations on Blue Ribbon win at the fair. What a prize! Thanks too for the tip to freeze unbaked cookies, then pack them in a container. Excellent idea.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Dusty2 LM: Nice to see you Dusty. You have some good ideas as well.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      These cookies sound tasty and easy to make. Can't remember if I had these as a youngster or not. I know cookies are a big favorite and have had so many different cookies it's hard to remember. However, now that you shared your recipe will have to put them on the list to do. Appreciate it! Thank You for stopping by my Homemade Cookie Mixes in a Jar Christmas Gift and giving it a "thumbs up" as I really appreciate it. Hope you will try these for Xmas gifts as they are really nice personal gifts. Have an A1 Day!

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Yum! I love butterscotch and craisins, but have never combined the two. Great idea! I look forward to trying your recipe.

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This sound fabulous! I'm sure my husband would love them. I'll have to try them when the weather cools down a bit (my kitchen is about 98 degrees at the moment). Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Margaret Schindel: I usually don't bake much in the summer, but these were for the fair. When it gets cooler you may want to try them.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Good recipe can't wait to try it. Keep up the good work.

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      Rosanna Grace 4 years ago

      These sound delicious and I can't wait to bake a batch or two.

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      Leaving my wifes ipad open at this page - we'll see if she can take the hint!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've never tried butterscotch chips and craisins together, but I bet it's good. Will have to give it a try.

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      AdriatiX 4 years ago

      It doesn't matter to me what sort of a cookie it is as long as it is a cookie. :) I might try and bake this ones on my own.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @JoshK47: I wish I saw your butterscotch cream cheese bars recipe when I first made these. I had some butterscotch chips left over then. Thanks for visiting Josh.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Camden1: Let me know how they turn out when you make them. Appreciate your visit Camden. Always good to see you.

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      knitstricken 4 years ago

      It was sweet of you to make this lens! :o)

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      I've tried making my own once. I need to work on it and have yet to try again. ^_^

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      lewisgirl 4 years ago

      Cookies look scrumptious!

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      These like quite delicious! I'll have to try them sometime! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      These sound yummy! My daughter mentioned wanting oatmeal cookies the other day - I'll have to make these for her.

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      onlybydesignz 4 years ago

      hi. I never had one but seems delicious.