Mr.CBB’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cowboy Quickies!

Mr.CBB's Cowboy Quickie Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies

If you are in the mood for cookies, try my cowboy quickie cookies filled with oatmeal, chocolate and butterscotch chips and raisins. Seems like a lot but it’s worth every bite especially if chocolate goodness is what you are dreaming of for your sweet treat of the week.

I woke up this morning went for a jog in the light rain then came home and felt like something… well, sweet! Since the Mrs. was still sleeping I decided to check our freezer inventory list to see if we still had chocolate chips. I wanted to make a signature cookie for Canadian Budget Binder sort of like the recipe mascot for the blog although it’s in a tight competition with my fudgy brownie recipe that’s loaded with chocolate and walnuts.

I must admit I enjoy baking cookies and have done it since I was younger as we helped me mum in the kitchen. I was always wanting to learn from me mum and dad. I found it rewarding when I was able to help or replicate something that they had taught me.  This cookie I’m afraid is the works of my imagination and frankly it turned out pretty darn good. If you want to make a super quick cookie and you love peanut butter try my 5 ingredient peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie.

Mrs CBB and I picked up one of these ooey gooey hot and steamy cookies and I wasted no time pulling the cookie apart and shoving it in my mouth. If you can envision my shoulders sinking and my cheeks rumbling in the glory of sweet spices paired with luscious chocolate and butterscotch and wanting more of this cowboy quickie…you are right.

They are fairly easy to make and cost a whopping $4.75 and this recipe makes about 2 dozen decent sized cookies as you can see from the life-size picture above. I like close-ups!

Enjoy this recipe with your family, have the kids join in to make it and allow them to grow old learning from their parents memories that will last a life time. I know mine will! A big Thank-You to my amazing Facebook Fans who helped me come up with the name for this recipe.

How To Make Oatmeal Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Raisin Cookies
  • A bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Spatula
  • Parchement paper or silpat
  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees (depending on your oven)
  • Yield 2 dozen cookies

Cookie Ingredients 
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup of Butterscotch Chips or you can use all chocolate chips, I used both here to make my recipe.
  • 1/2 cup of raisins (whatever you prefer, if you opt NO, add 1/2 cup more chocolate chips or nuts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of  salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of All-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of Milk
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Quick (ie) Cooking Oats
Making Cookies Step by Step
  • Line a baking sheet with Parchment paper or spray with cooking spray so you have it ready before you start the recipe. I always prefer the parchment or the silpat mats a must for every baker. I also tend to pull all my ingredients out and measure all the ingredients before beginning any recipe. That also helps to make sure I have all the ingredients on hand. The last thing you need is to find out you don’t have the ingredients a recipe calls for part way through the prep process.

1- Mix the softened butter and the packed brown sugar in a bowl until combined and smooth

2- Add the egg, milk, vanilla and mix until nice and whipped like the next picture.

3- Add in the Oats, baking soda, spices,flour and salt and blend until combined.

4- Add in the Chocolate Chips, Rasins and the Butterscotch Chips and mix until blended

5- Scoop 2 tablespoons and form a ball and put on the parchment paper.  I spaced them about 1 inch apart as they don’t really spread much at all.

6- I watch cookies like a hawk because they can cook in the blink of an eye. I never bake my cookies all the way as they will continue to cook on the sheet once I pull them out. In this case I baked one dozen of cookies for 8 minutes or just until lightly golden then pulled them. I set them aside on the cookie sheet as they are too soft to move. In a few minutes once cool you can transfer them to a tray or cooling rack. If you over bake a cookie it becomes hard and crunchy.


If making cookies is something you enjoy doing in your kitchen instead of buying them from the grocery store try this cowboy quickie recipe and see if it will make your must-have cookie list. Baking is therapeutic at least for me it is and for some it’s a way to say I love you or this is how much I care, so if you are not a baker but would like to try start with something simple like these cookies and watch  how easy it is to create magic with your own hands.




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  1. Nice recipe. My fella will like them. I plan to make them soon. Thanks for suggesting that I check it out. I would’ve hated to miss this one.

    • What I love about the is the butterscotch chipits which really make the flavour pop in these cookies. I originally had just the chocolate chipits but it wasn’t good enough for me… Let me know what you think. Cheers Mr.CBB

  2. nickydon40 says:

    posted your recipe on redpath facebook page – got them to follow the link you should get aload of interest from this one lol x

  3. Made these today and was short on raisins, so added dried cranberries half & half with raisins, also an extra egg as the batter was a bit dry. They are yummy, especially liked the tartness of the cranberries mixed with the sweetness of the chips. I used a gluten-free flour mix to replace the flour, could be why it was a bit dry. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Thanks for you comment Mary. I can only assume the shift in flour was the cause as mine were wet enough. I like moist thick cookies and they were just that for me. I like your cranberry twist. and I’m sure the tart was a nice balance with the chocolate. Thanks for your review of the Cowboy Quickies Mary. Cheers Mr.CBB!

  4. (aka Shelley Chenier)
    I made these cookies with my daycare kids this morning. They were super easy to make and the kids loved helping out. We made it exactly like the recipe (minus the nutmeg, must be out). The house smelled amazing! I tried one while they were still warm and ….wow!! Made them this morning and I’ve had four (need to step away from the cookies). Make sure you don’t overbake them so they stay nice and soft! Not sure how many CBB got out of it, but I ended up with 34 cookies. Mine were probably a bit larger than the ones he made and took a bit longer to cook. As he said “watch them like a hawk” cookies cook quickly!
    I will definitely be adding these to my recipe book!!!

    • Well I’m glad you loved them and included your day care kids in the prep work to make them. I think it’s great when we teach children in the kitchen. It gives them an opportunity to learn skills they may not otherwise get until they move out on their own. I belive I ended up with 2 dozen cookies. I like my cookies to be bigger but thicker as well… they are great. I haven’t tucked in yet today but likely when I get off work and have went to the gym. Cheers and thanks for a great review! Mr.CBB

  5. mycanuckbuck says:

    Yum! Those look great. I have a recipe from my grandma that uses rolled oats in chocolate chip cookies..I’m inspired to get it back out and make some!

    • The kicker in these are the butterscotch chips, they have such a pungent aroma and taste so good. Cheers mate… If you try them let me know.. lots of the ladies at my FB are getting ready to bake and one has already and loves them.. Mr.CBB

  6. nickydon40 says:

    OMG sooooo good. I didn’t have instant oats but had a mix grain oats that had flax and other grains, they worked out so good now having another. The smell in the kitchen was unbelievable the kids want for school. Oh and didn’t have any nuts but just as well as not allowed them at school. Gooey, chocolatey, satisfying treat that is really good to eat. YUM 🙂

    • I’m glad you like them.. so do we… I’ve had 3 today so far. There is no nuts in the recipe so you were safe there… The chocolate on the other hand, there is lots of that… Cheers and thanks for trying my recipe. Mr.CBB

  7. Your cookies look delicious! I love making these! Great pictures!!

    Lately I have been quite addicted to white chocolate chips, but dark chocolate chips are my first love 🙂

    • I prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate and am not a fan of white. These cookies turned out better than I thought, in fact I’ve had 3 today already lol… Let me know if you try them! Thanks for your comment Sicorra! Cheers Mr.CBB

  8. I posted from my wordpress account….the previous comment is from Shelley Chenier!!

  9. I think I know what my daycare kids and I will be doing tomorrow! I just have to remember to “step away from the cookies”…lol!

  10. Wow they look good. I will definitely try these with my kids!

  11. amie pepper says:

    Yummy!!!! May have to try this today!!

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