Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies are simple to make, and boast some of the best flavors of fall! Thick, soft, chewy oatmeal cookies, bolstered with pumpkin and spices, and loaded with creamy butterscotch chips! Try them once, and Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies will become a new fall classic!

Course Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Author Sarah


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup butter melted, cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree blotted with paper towels to remove most of the moisture
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips divided


  1. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.

  2. In another large bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, and pumpkin puree.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. Do not overmix - it leads to 'tough' cookies.

  4. Fold in 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips.

  5. Drop by heaping tablespoonful (golf ball-sized) onto parchment paper or silicone mat-lined baking sheets. 

  6. Flatten slightly - cookies won't spread a whole lot.

  7. With the remaining 1/2 cup butterscotch chips, dot 3-4 chips on the top of each cookie. 

  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes, or until edges are golden, and the centers appear almost 'set'. 

  9. Remove from heat, and cool on cookies sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.