In today’s post: These butterscotch oatmeal spice cookies start with a cake mix so they’re super easy to make, and they taste delicious!
It’s time for another installment in my ongoing quest to make ALL the different cake mix cookies. Since it *FINALLY* feels like fall around here, today’s super easy cookie recipe is full of yummy fall flavors: butterscotch, oatmeal, and spice.
Check out my other cake mix cookies: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies | Heavenly Lemon cookies | Carrot Cake cookies | Chocolate Mint Truffle cookies | Easy Frosted Sugar cookies | S’mores cookies
I love using a cake mix to make cookies for 3 reasons:
- Using a cake mix means less measuring, so these cookies mix up in less than 5 minutes.
- Almost all my cake mix recipes call for melted butter, so you can stir them together with a wooden spoon – no need to pull out your mixer and then have to clean it.
- Cake mix cookies turn out super soft. Yum.
Today’s cookies start with a Spice Cake mix, which has all those delicious fall spices already mixed in, which means you don’t have to buy a bunch of spices you may not use regularly. I added oats for a yummy chewy texture, and butterscotch + chocolate chips because it just seemed like a good idea.
Butterscotch Oatmeal Spice Cookies Recipe
- 1 15 oz Spice Cake Mix
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup Butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup Semi Sweet chocolate chips
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Stir together the cake mix and oats in a large bowl.
- Add the melted butter, eggs, and water and stir until just combined.
- Add the butterscotch and chocolate chips.
- Allow dough to rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Scoop dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet by rounded tablespoons. (I use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie dough scoop and scrape it level.)
- Bake about 10 minutes until side are set and tops are slightly cracked. Cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Oatmeal Spice Cake Mix Cookies tips
- I always use Betty Crocker cake mixes when making cake mix cookies because I’ve had the most success with them, but other brands should work too.
- If you want soft, chewy cookies you need to be sure not to overbake them. When I used 1.5 tablespoons of dough, these cookies take exactly 10 minutes in my oven, but the first time you make them you should check a minute or two earlier. You’re looking for the sides of the cookie to feel just set and the tops to be a bit cracked, but they DO NOT need to be browned at all.
- These cookies shouldn’t go flat, but if they do you can decrease the amount of water you use next time, or slightly increase the baking temperature (just watch the baking time).