Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Scotchies

Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Scotchies Final 4 OHH EMM GEE, guys!! These are crazy amazing! Chewy, sweet and filled to the brim with coconut, oats, butterscotch and peanut butter chips! Holy pimped out cookies Batman!

This was the batch I made over my crazy stressful weekend just a few days back; do you recall this post? Yeah…don’t want to re-live that for a while. I was vulnerable and had a new bag of peanut butter chips….not a good combination. Obviously things were going to end badly. And by badly I mean very very good.

Also, I would like to state for the record that I am NOT insane, I just have moments of insanity. For instance, on Sunday when I made these and ate nearly all of them. Or on Sunday when my husband and I were breaking and entering. Or on Sunday when I was making these and happened to add in those peanut butter chips I was talking about….and some oats….and an almost empty bag of butterscotch chips…..and an almost empty bag of coconut. CLEARLY I was just cleaning out my cupboards for the greater good. I don’t always go around throwing every Tom, Dick and Harry into my cookies. Now that would be crazy! Right? Riiiiiiiiiight??

Ok that didn’t make sense.


Umm, ok. It totally just got awkward.

ANYWAYS–we love love loved these and if you’re stressed too, feel free to make a batch! You’re welcome :) Oh, and this recipe only makes 1 dozen, so you don’t have to feel bad for eating… 10.

To make these cookies, start off with your typical cookie ingredients in a bowl :) Mmmmm….try not to melt your butter in the microwave. Don’t be like me!

cookies 1

Cream it all together. cookies 4

Now crack an egg into a bowl, beat it up and pour half into your mixture along with some tasty vanilla.  cookies vanilla egg

Stir it up and take a big sniff! Yummmmm!! cookies mixed

Measure out your dry ingredients into the bowl too. {I promise there’s salt in there…’a pinch’ doesn’t exactly show up in my fotos.} cookies 2

Now pour in all the good shtuff!! And drop some peanut butter chips into your mouth too. {I used the Reese’s brand–talk about amazing and addictive!} cookies 3

Now shovel a big spoonful of this into your mouth. cookies 5

And then take the leftover dough and scoop out some cookies.  cookies 6

Throw these into the oven for 8-ish minutes until the edges are golden and the centers are barely set. Cool them off for 3 minutes and then transfer these to a cooling rack. Or skip the cooling rack and stuff your face.  cookies 7

Or, make ’em look pretty and snap a few shots!  Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Scotchies

Are you gettin’ hungry yet?  Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Scotchies Final 2 Needless to say, these are crazy good and you should make them. The end.

I promise I’m not crazy.

Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Scotchies

Yield: 8 large, 12 small


1/4 cup margarine
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon oats
2 tablespoons shredded sweetened coconut
2 tablespoons peanut butter chips
2 tablespoons butterscotch chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugars together. Stir in egg and vanilla. Stir in baking soda, salt and flour until just incorporated. Pour in remaining ingredients and stir. Scoop onto prepared pan and bake 8-9 minutes, rotating the pan half way through. Cool 3 minutes on the pan and remove to cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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38 Responses to “Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Scotchies”

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I love EVERYTHING about this recipe

    The oats, chewy, butterscotch chips!!, the fact that it doesnt make 3 dozen, PB chips were used (in honor of Natl Pb Day that was Wednesday)…

    You outdid yourself. I’m going to make these!


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    Blog is the New Black — January 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

    OG EM GEE is right! 😉


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    Kathryn — January 25, 2012 at 10:24 am

    One of my pet hates is cookies that are really stingy with the add ins – one or two chocolate chips per cookie? Not going to work for me! These look so good!


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    Cassie — January 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I love peanut butter and butterscotch together. This is a winner for me!


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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — January 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    They look delicious! And, the reading this first thing on a Wednesday morning when I really wish it was a Friday morning was just what I needed. :) Happy Wednesday!


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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    these look soft and chewy and packed full of flavor! it only makes a dozen?? well, that’s great cause all 11 for me :) haha jk


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    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — January 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Love this combo! And you’d be crazy NOT to eat 10 of these :)


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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — January 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like a fabulous cookie. I probably would have eaten them all too.


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    Sarah Gifford — January 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Ohhh myy Goodness!!! I can’t wait to try these!! Btw, I love love your blog!! I love the recipes and hearing about your real life, you are like a dear friend I haven’t met! :) Thank you for taking the time to post all that you do! You are such a encouragement to this new mom! :)


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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — January 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I would just like to say that crazystressedout cookies are the bessssst cookies. Not that I’m advocating comfort baking or anything. Why would you ever think I’d do a thing like that? Psh.

    Oh, P.S. — YUM.


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    Deborah — January 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I just made a ton of cookies yesterday, but now I feel like getting back into the kitchen to make some more!!


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    Maria — January 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    The cookies look perfect! Love everything about this recipe!


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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — January 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Oh yum, these look awesome! Love all the fun stuff jammed in.


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    honeywhatscooking — January 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    OMG is right! I loveeeeeeee love love you for making these. I was totally looking for the butter to see how much fat these would require. Not bad, 4 tbsp. YAY! I’m so baking these, your’e the best. Do you come up with all your recipes? Awesome!!! Bookmarked.


    • Lauren — January 25th, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

      Yes, all my recipes are original unless otherwise stated!


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    natalie (the sweets life) — January 25, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    you had me at the title of these! so many of my favorites!!


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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — January 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Pour me a tall glass of milk and a handful of these cookies, delicious!


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    Michelle — January 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    These look PERFECT!


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    Gina — January 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    wow, I think I have to bake these asap! That glass of milk looks delicious too:)


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    Jolene ( — January 25, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    All the best ingredients all rolled into one cookie!!!! I notice you use a silpat … I don’t have one, but have always been interested. Does it just keep the cookies from sticking?


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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — January 26, 2012 at 3:16 am

    peanut butter rules my world! LOVE


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    Living The Sweet Life — January 26, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Peanut butter makes the world a better place – – add in some oatmeal, butterscotch chips and coconut and you have one AMAZING cookie!!


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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — January 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    yum!!! I finally got a Silpat and have been waiting to break it out…can’t wait to try these!


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    nicole neesby — January 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    mmm. the photos alone make me hungryhungryhungry.



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    Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} — January 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Wow. Honestly wow is all I have to say! These cookies are perfect! Butterscotch chips? Sadly I’ve never seen these before! Yum!


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    Brittany — January 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    These look sooo good! I can’t wait to try them on my own!


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    FiveLittleChefs — January 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I have made a similar cookie, but yours is bumped up with the peanut butter chips and coconut. My Little Chefs are going to love this recipe when they come home from school. They will probably want to make it…since they are cooking this year!


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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Holy Cookies do those look amazing! Butterscotch and peanut butter? Yes please, 10 sounds about right!


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    Mercedes — January 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    These look dangerously amazing and addicting! All of my favorite ingredients!


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    Rachel @ Bakerita — January 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    These look amazing! All though I may need to double the recipe to feed all my hungry dorm friends. Us college students eat lots! Haha. They really do look so yummy and buttery and delicious.


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    Christine — February 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I had to quadruple it to feed my family of five. Everyone LOVED them. They were so addicting and were gone in a flash. A few days later we were all having withdrawal symptoms, so I made another batch. Now only a week later, I’m getting ready to make some more of these super delicious cookies, and I thought I’d let you know how much all of us like your recipe. I’ll have made three batches of cookies in the last two weeks, which is more cookies than I have made in the past two years!


    • Christine — February 8th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

      Oh, I forgot to say, that since we’ve become cookie-aholics, I’ve decided to make these a teeny-bit healthier by substituting applesauce for half of the butter. It makes a little softer of a cookie, but they are still delicious. I just ate one from the first pan out of the oven. YUM!


    • Lauren — February 9th, 2012 @ 12:43 am

      Well, what a compliment!! Glad all FIVE of you like them!!


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    Maegan @ The BakerMama — June 30, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Love that these cookies are filled with ingredients that I always have on hand! Yum!


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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — June 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm



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    Lauren — June 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    OMG! I wish there was a like button for this comment!


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    Karen — July 1, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Perfect recipe for those of us who do not like to share!


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    Wandaful — August 16, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I just made these, but had no PB chips. Used some white chips & a few semi-sweet choc chips in it. Doubled the recipe (I have a 17yr old & hubby in the house). They are FABulous! I’ll have to get some PB chips & try them in it. You can feel free to change up the add-ins, & have good results, as well. Yummy!


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