Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies

Can you believe it’s been over a month since I posted a brownie recipe? I apologize. Maybe I can make it up to you with these Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies: brownies topped with oatmeal scotchie cookies?


Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies: Brownies topped with Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies!

Okay before I tell you how I ate 3 trillionty of these brownies, let’s talk about Grey’s Anatomy.

**SPOILER ALERT** (<– although not really. Does anyone NOT know what happened?)

I still haven’t watched “The Episode,” but I know what happens. How could you not if you’re, you know, breathing? Twitter, Facebook, The View, every single magazine…

Pretty much by 11am on Friday I knew what happened. I’m kind of glad too, because now I have to decide if I actually want to torture myself by watching the episode, or if I should just make a clean break.

Part of me wants closure.

The part of me that hates the ugly cry wants to pretend the series already ended on a happy note and never watch it again.

(Kind of like I should have done when I saw City of Angels. I should have left the theatre 10 minutes before the ending. I still haven’t recovered.)

Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies: Brownies topped with Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies!

I still don’t know what I’m going to do. Grey’s Anatomy is going to keep taping since I haven’t deleted the series – yet. But I don’t think I’m going to watch it again.

And if Shonda Rhimes does something like this on Scandal I might just….I don’t know. Eat a whole pan of brookies?

Because I know if I do watch The Episode I’ll need some comfort food. And for me comfort food = brownies. Gooey, fudgy, chocolate brownies.

Since I often have a hard time choosing between cookies and brownies, I like to make a dessert mash-up of them: brookies!

Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies

After I made these brookies I’ve been dreaming about other combinations. Then the other day I was craving butterscotch.

Whenever I crave butterscotch I also crave oatmeal cookies. It’s a thing: an Oatmeal Scotchie. (Psst they’re also good with cheesecake!)

This brookie recipe may look hard because there are lots of ingredients, but they’re easy.

First, you can start with a box brownie mix. That’s totally fine, easy, and I love box mixes. If you happen to have some Homemade Brownie Mix in the pantry, you can use that too. I give directions for both.

The cookie mix comes together fast. It’s your basic oatmeal cookie that you throw some butterscotch chips into. And if you don’t like butterscotch you can use chocolate chips or cinnamon chips or skip them all together!

You scoop balls of cookie dough on top the brownie batter. Drop it evenly all over and then press it down a little with your hands to sort of flatten it. These bake up perfectly – I love a gooey fudgy brownie. After about 25-30 minutes the cookie is done and the brownie is perfect.

The hardest part is waiting for them to cool so you can cut them.

Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies: Brownies topped with Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies!

That’s a lie. The hardest part is not eating the whole pan. #sorrynotsorry

Did you make this recipe?

Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies

Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies – part oatmeal scotchie cookie, part brownie!


Brownie layer:

  • 1 box brownie mix plus ingredients called for to make the brownies
  • OR
  • 3 cups homemade brownie mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 3 eggs

Oatmeal Scotchies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix brownies according to box directions or stir all ingredients called for if using a homemade mix. Spread in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Cream butter and both sugars until smooth in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (you can also use a hand mixer). Beat in egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt until smooth. Mix in flour, then stir in oats and butterscotch chips.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the cookie mixture evenly over the top of the brownie batter. Press down lightly with your hands. (You don’t want to mix the two layers, just flatten the cookie dough a little.) The cookie dough will not completely cover the brownies but get it as close to the edges as you can.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. A toothpick is not a good test for these. The brownies cook but stay very fudgy!
  6. Cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days for freeze for up to one month.
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  1. Ugly crying is very common in my house, but mainly midweek when I see the really really messy house and lose it. I wish TV could do that to me. I’m dead inside. 😉
    These are so happening! Oatmeal and butterscotch is one of the most underrated combos of all time. And with brownie? Yeeeeah!

  2. I don’t watch Grey’s but it sounded like quite the episode. Since Mad Men is ending soon, I may eat an entire batch of brookies for the final episode!

  3. I haven’t even started Grey’s Anatomy, I seriously need to start watching it! These bars look uber decadent in all the right ways – oatmeal scotchies and brownie? Yes please! Pinned! 

  4. I can’t lie. I don’t watch Grey’s, so I can’t really relate to that part of the post.
    BUT, I can relate..or should I say rel-EAT to these brookies…because I need them ALL! Pinned!

  5. These brookies are just perfect! Love the flavors in here!!!

  6. Can you believe I’ve never seen an episode of Grey’s? It’s on my bucket list. More importantly, can you bring these in a few weeks?

  7. I stopped watching Gray’s few seasons back. After seeing everyone freak out on social media – I watched the episode and honestly, it left me disappointed with Meredith’s reaction. So cold! 
    Anyhow, these brookies – they look like the perfect weekend baking project to me! After the recital rehearsal today, I am going to need my sweet fix! 

  8. I don’t want Grey’s, but I still haven’t finished the 10th season of Friends (I stopped with like five episodes left) because I actually can’t bear the thought of it ending. I would definitely need a pan of these to help me through the trauma 🙂

  9. It took me a week to watch that episode, even when I knew what was going to happen. It was bad. So bad. What makes it worse is knowing that he’s not going to be coming back. I kept hoping for a Dallas style dream sequence but no, it’s over. I still haven’t watched the 2 hr finale. 

  10. Oatmeal scotchies are some of my fave cookies! The chewy texture and that sweet butterscotch and now these…with chocolate and fudgy brownies worked in! Genius!

  11. I JUST started watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix this week, and um…why did I wait 10 years to start watching it?  That’s a lot of seasons to catch up on, but it’s good!  Pretty sure there will be some binge watching happening around here.  And now I need to try to avoid reading/hearing anything about it!  🙂  These brookies look fantastic!

  12. These pretty much sound like heaven to me! Not only did I cry for a majority of “the episode” but also a majority of the episode after. 

  13. Hi Dorothy, finding this website is a heaven sent! I recently started baking and I am so happy I found this site. I only bake for my boyfriend and myself and so I normally use a 8×8 pan. How can I adjust your recipes for this size baking dish?

    • Thank you so much Shaneka! It’s a little difficult to cut this one in half because the cookie mixture only has 1 egg. But, if you’re using my brownie mix recipe, use the 2 cups of mix version (search Brownie Mix for the recipe) or buy a brownie mix for a 9×9 or 8×8 pan instead of the kind for a 9×13 pan. Then make the cookie dough and use half for the top of the brownies and just make cookies out of the other half. However, if you’re enjoying baking I highly suggest getting one (or two!) 9×13 baking pans. You’ll use them for EVERYTHING! They’re probably the most used pan for 90% of recipes and you can also make casseroles and bake chickens in them. They’re not too expensive either; nothing fancy needed. Some of mine came from Walmart! Enjoy!

  14. I can’t believe I’ve never tried brookies before! What an awesome combination! I say brownies definitely go with everything!

  15. Aw man…I’m dying to have  a giant piece of these brookies right now!! They look absolutely delicious!! 🙂

  16. Wow, these look wonderful. And tell Shaneka that I don’t see a problem making the full size recipe for 2 people. If they don’t eat them all at once, they can always freeze half.

  17. Ohhhhh yeaaa gurl. You are speaking my love language with these right here!!

  18. as I remember I ate almost a pan of brownies for how they ended Army Wives. I was sad with the abrupt cut off and there was no closure for anyone or their situations. The injustice! Lol. I admit, I haven’t watched Lifetime since. I understand your feelings with Grey’s. These look yummy. I will have to try them. 🙂

  19. So that’s why my wife was bawling her eyes out last week. All I know is it was after Grey’s Anatomy. She almost had a breakdown when an episode of Scandal ended with Olivia’s new boytoy doing stuff to Jake, so… yeah. I totally don’t get it, but I get these brookies. I really get these brookies. Maybe a pan of these will cheer up my wife.

  20. These look delicious
    I’m afraid I will eat them all but have to make them
    Thank you!

  21. Brookies are the ultimate comfort food especially when trying to cope with your favorite character who just got exed from the show. Shonda better not kill off any lead characters on Scandal. I’d freak out! 

  22. I never really watched Grey’s Anatomy, but I know a few people who were a little upset.  Things like that are sooo hard to watch when you’re so invested in a TV show!  Also, these brookies just sound amazing.  I wish I had one (or two) right about now 😉

  23. I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy – good thing, since I can’t even keep up with Revenge anymore.  My family wonders why there are still about a dozen episodes still unwatched on the DVR.  I always watch the cooking shows first.  This recipe is so creative; you have outdone yourself again!  Can’t wait to try it!

  24. I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy, but it has been all over my social media. These brookies are the perfect way to brighten up anyones’ day!

  25. These brookies look like my kind of comfort food! After the crazy past week I had, I could use a few of these!

  26. OMW !!! these look DIVINE 🙂

  27. So… I have actually never watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Is that weird? I guess I just never got into it. City of Angels, on the other hand — best and worst movie ever at the same time! I’ll definitely be needing some of these to console me the next time I watch it!

  28. Yay for brookies! I never tried rookies yet, gotta fix it asap. 

    Everyone is buzzing about horrible end of Grey’s Anatomy. I never watched a single episode. Is it too late to start? 

  29. I stopped watching Grey’s Anatomy years ago, but I still want to know what happened! Can you email me and give me the low-down? Is it the series ending? In the meantime, I will find some other reason to eat these brookies, which look absolutely beyond divine! 

  30. I can forgive you for not posting a brownie recipe for awhile because these look amazing and totally make up for it. 😉 Love the oatmeal scotchie topping. Your desserts are always perfection! My family loves them! 

  31. These brookies are redonkulous! So fudgy and totally perfect. And I don’t watch Grey’s, but I have definitely ugly cried for shows before so I know what you mean! 

  32. This brownies look so ridiculously good! Oatmeal Scotchies are probably my most favorite cookie ever- and topped on a brownie?? Even better! I can’t wait to try these!!

  33. With all the reactions on social media, I’m kind of glad I don’t watch these shows…but I do wish I had these amazing rookies in my life!  They are seriously tempting me as I sit here!!!

  34. These look amazing!!! Definitely wish I had a pan of these while watching my favorite show! I don’t watch Grey’s but I’ve definitely grieved over some characters in my time, especially from 24!! 

  35. I don’t watch Grey’s but even I know that this is a very big deal and verrryyy upsetting!

    and definitely requires comfort food in the form of these gooey and delicious brookies

  36. Oh, these look so delicious! I’ll have to make them soon!

  37. I don’t know much about Grey’s but I know a thing or two about great recipes – and these brownies look awesome, Dorothy! Thank you for joining us at Freedom Fridays! Pinned and scheduled a Facebook share! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  38. First of all – why don’t I know what an oatmeal scotchie cookie is!? This seems like a huge deal…or is that just me? 
    Second of all – Here I am wishing for the gazillionth time that we were neighbors. Sadness. I guess I’ll just have to pin it instead and make them myself. 

  39. Hi, can you substitute vegetable oil with coconut oil?  Can’t wait to try!

  40. I just found your blog and I think you are trying to kill me!!!!!!!  OMG!  Your recipes sound so fabulously delicious.  Will you visit me when I’m in the hospital, dying from weighing 1000 pounds?!?!?  😉

  41. It looks fantastic!

  42. This was a huge success and so easy, that’s what I wanted to let you know!  I used a Ghirardelli brownie mix, omitted the granulated sugar and cut the amount of butterscotch chips in half, and the sweetness was just right on for us.  Thanks for this recipe!

  43. If my family doesn’t love butterscotch can you recommend another type of chip that would work well in this recipe?

  44. I’m a little confused about the ingredients under the brownie layer. If I’m using a boxed brownie mix do I still add the egg, oil, water, and vanilla that’s listed? Or only what’s on the box?

    • If you’re using a box brownie mix, make the brownies according to the box directions using the ingredients listed there (usually egg, oil, and water). Then use the cookie layer recipe for the top.

  45. I know this recipe is so old, but I just have to say that I think it is GENIUS! I was surfing Pinterest and was like WHOA! Making this!

  46. I mean, not that it’s so old– but I’m SO late commenting on it 😉

  47. Hello! I’m not sure if this has been asked before, but will the recipe be different if using rolled oats rather than quick cooking oats? If so and possible, how should the recipe be changed?

    • The only difference is that the cookie part will be heartier. But – don’t fear – you can make your own quick oats if you only have old fashioned. Simply process them in a food processor for a few seconds until they’re slightly chopped, then measure for the recipe.

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