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Grandma's Butterscotch Oatmeal Crinkle Cookiese

If you love minimal ingredient, fast, easy and delicious cookies then you need to whip up a batch of these Crinkle Cookies, you'll fall in love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 125kcal


  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup shortening I used Crisco
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp butter extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by either greasing it with a non-stick spray, butter, or lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, beat the granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla extract, butter extract, and eggs until the batter is smooth.
  • Add in the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar.
  • Mix until well combined and a soft dough has formed.
  • Using a medium-size cookie scoop; or a tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out a ball of cookie dough and roll in a bowl of powdered sugar.
  • Move the sugar covered cookie balls to a prepared cookie sheet, bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the tops no longer look wet.
  • Once done, let them cool on the sheet for a minute or two before moving them to a cooling rack.


  1. We like to use a mixture of butter and shortening but you can use all butter if you'd like.
  2. We use old fashioned oats for this recipe but you can use quick cooking as well.
  3. Make sure you roll them well in the powdered sugar so it doesn't melt off in the baking process.
  4. These need to cool fully before consuming so they can fully set up.
  5. We use a mixture of vanilla and butter extracts to get the butterscotch flavor, you could also substitute rum extract as well.
  6. Butter extract is easily available to find at your local grocer like Walmart.
  7. These cookies can be frozen before and after baking, look at my tips above on how to do that.
  8. This recipe can be doubled or halved, even know it makes approximately 36 cookies, you can double it to freeze some or halve it to have a smaller batch.
  9. Use a spoon to roll the cookies so you don't have finger imprints in the powdered sugar.


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg