Classic cookie recipe: Butterscotch Oaties (1968)

Date: October 1968
Categories: 1960s, Dessert recipes, Food & drink, Vintage advertisements
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Butterscotch Oaties

Sixty buttery melt-in-the-mouths that’ll disappear like sixty


Butterscotch Oaties – cookie recipe


1 6-ounce package (1 cup) Nestle’s butterscotch morsels
3/4 cup butter
2 tbsp. boiling water
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
Dash salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine butterscotch morsels and butter and melt over boiling water. Remove from heat. Mix boiling water (2 tablespoons) with baking soda and add to butterscotch mixture. Gradually blend in remaining ingredients. Drop by slightly-rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Makes 5 dozen cookies

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Publication date: October 1968

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