These simple No Bake Butterscotch Cookies are everything you love about no-bake cookies but with an addictive butterscotch flavor! My popular oatmeal butterscotch cookies are made with just 6 ingredients, take only 5 minutes, and are ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes!
½cupbutter(salted butter, if using unsalted butter add a pinch of salt)
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
3 cupsquick oats(do not use old fashioned or instant oatmeal ***see notes)
Add butter, sugar, and milk to your saucepan. Heat over medium-high until it reaches a good, solid rolling boil.
Remove from heat after one full minute at a rolling boil.
Add the vanilla extract then the butterscotch chips. Stir until melted.
Stir the quick oats oatmeal into the candied sauce mixture.
Make sure that the oats are thoroughly coated with the butterscotch sauce.
Portion out the no-bake cookies in heaping tablespoon amounts onto a prepared work surface or parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Allow the cookies to cool and set for 15-30 minutes.
***Use only Quick Oats, do not use old fashioned or instant oatmeal for this recipe or it will not set correctly. Old fashioned oats and steel-cut oats do not absorb the coating as well and will end up being undesirably chewy. Instant oatmeal absorbs too much of the coating and can result in mushy cookies.