Butterscotch oaties cookie recipe (1968)

Butterscotch oaties cookies recipe from the 1960s

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Here’s a classic recipe for tiny and delicious butterscotch oaties cookies, just as published back in 1968.

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Butterscotch oaties cookies recipe from the 1960s

Butterscotch oaties

Yield: Makes 5 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Here's a classic recipe for tiny and delicious butterscotch oaties cookies, just as published back in 1968.


  • 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


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

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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  1. These are my favorite and have so much flavor. I remember this receipe on the package and was so disappointed not writing down the recipe and so sorry when it wasn’t on package any longer. I was so excited to find this recipe again.

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