Oatmeal Butterscotch Whoopie Pies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Whoopie Pies - delicious soft-baked oatmeal butterscotch cookies with a creamy buttercream filling...

Two Oatmeal Butterscotch Whoopie Pies on a glass serving dish with whoopie pies on a cooling rack in the background next to a measuring cup of oats
These delicious whoopie pies consist of two moist and buttery oatmeal cookies speckled with handfuls of rich butterscotch chips (I added in a cup of raisins because I love oatmeal cookies with raisins, but they're totally optional). Sandwiched between the two cookies is a divine buttercream filling.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Whoopie Pies on a cooling rack with scattered butterscotch chips I've had this gem of a recipe written, photographed and I've already made them three times.  They're so good and easy to make.

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Whoopie Pies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Whoopie Pies - delicious soft-baked oatmeal butterscotch cookies with a creamy buttercream filling...
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 whoopie pies
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups butter , softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar , packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips


  • 3/4 cup butter , softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar , sifted
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar together for 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  • Stir in the oats, raisins and butterscotch chips.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet lined with silpat or parchment paper. Roll cookie dough into a ball.
  • Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until cookies are golden. Let the cookies rest on the baking tray for 1 minute then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Beat the butter for 2 minutes with a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Add the cream and vanilla and mix. (If the frosting is too thick, add 1/2 teaspoon of cream at a time until you get the desired consistency. Also, if the frosting is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar).

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24 thoughts on “Oatmeal Butterscotch Whoopie Pies”

  1. Laura @MotherWouldKnow

    These cookies do look insanely good.And I applaud your daughter for taking her own path when it comes to birthday dinners/desserts. Cakes are great, but sometimes a gal has just got to have a whoopie pie:)

  2. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    OMG my mouth is watering! I adore anything butterscotch and I have been craving oatmeal cookies so looks like I know what I am making this weekend 😉

  3. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    I think this is an excellent choice for a birthday dessert! Hope it was a good day!

  4. ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

    This is total childhood comfort food for me! I loved oatmeal cream pies as a kid, and I could just tear into these!

  5. Courtney @ NeighborFood

    Whoopie pies are so nostalgic for me, and this oatmeal version sounds absolutely delicious!

  6. Angela | Mind Over Batter

    I haven’t jumped on the Easter baking bandwagon either. I have a six year old daughter, but all she wants is to dye eggs. I’m totally down with that. I’m also down with these whoopie pies. Love raisins in my oatmeal cookies and the butterscotch chips would make them irresistible.

  7. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    freaking incredible. the cookies look amazing and sandwiched together the whole package is deliciously fantastic!

  8. These whoopie pie are amazing! I love oatmeal cookies and I’m huge fan of the addition of butterscotch chips….delicious!

  9. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    The addition of butterscotch–swooning. My dad would go crazy over these and I am going to see him soon, I will have to make these.

  10. I can see why your daughter wanted these for her birthday. The look incredible. I would love them for my birthday too!

  11. Can you make the frosting for the whoopie pies without a paddle attachment? I don’t have one for my very old mixer (it was my grandma’s).

  12. Debra @ Bowl Me Over

    My hubby loves sweets and I’m always looking for something new to make. I’ve never made a Whoopie Pie, but I think it’s time all that changes! YUM!

    1. Thanks, Debra. These are fantastic, easy to make and very hard to resist. I hope you get to try the recipe, I think you and your husband would love them 🙂

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