An overhead view of a gorgeous plate of butterscotch oatmeal cookies sprinkled with salted caramel

Salted Caramel Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 75 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies


This Salted Caramel Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Recipe will leave your mouth watering. The soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are swirled with salted caramel and loaded with butterscotch chips


  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (220g) light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (143g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons (7.5ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups (300g) all-purpose Flour
  • 2 ¼ cups (181g) rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoon (10g) salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) baking soda
  • 20 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) milk
  • 1 bag (11oz) butterscotch chips
  • Flakey sea salt for garnish


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine caramel bites and milk. Microwave in 45-60 second increments, stirring each time. Caramel will be very hot and can burn easily. Stir in 1 teaspoon salt. All the caramel to cool.
  2. Soften the butter in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Combine the softened butter with the brown and granulated sugar. Beat on medium speed until well combined, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Next add the eggs and vanilla extract and continue beating until well incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt (1 tsp) and baking soda. Stir to combine and slowly add the dry ingredients into the dough, mixing on low speed until dough starts to form.
  5. Before the dough thickens, add the butterscotch chips. Beat a couple of times until they start to incorporate.
  6. Once the caramel is melted and smooth, add to cookie dough. Beat just until combined.
  7. Pre-scoop the dough using a large cookie scoop and place on a sheet pan. Sprinkle with flakey sea salt. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Remove each batch 10-15 minutes before baking.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes. The center of the cookie should be slightly under baked but not too gooey. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


  • These must be refrigerated for a minimum of one hour, but the longer the better.
  • These cookies can be frozen once baked. Place on a cookie sheet with layers of parchment paper in between each layer. Once frozen transfer to an airtight container.
  • When your cookies come out of the oven and they do spread or are misshaped, take a flat edge, such as a knife and press the edges of the cookie back towards the middle of the cookie, shaping it into a circle.
Nutrition Information:
1 cookie
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American