Linda Paul’s Butterscotch
Apple-Raisin Cookies

Packed full of yummy-ness!

About this recipe

By Claudia Elliott

This recipe has always intrigued me because I love butterscotch. And I wasn’t disappointed! The tasty combination of chunks of apple, raisins, and butterscotch resulted in a really yummy oatmeal cookie.

In fact, I decided that these cookies are packed full of yummy-ness! I’m not sure that’s a word (OK, it’s not a word, but it works).

There is something decidedly “fall” about this combination. Bake ’em up and pack them along to a football game (Go Warriors!). Or send them in the kids’ lunches, enjoy them with your mid-morning cup of coffee, or just gobble up a few when no one’s looking.

Seriously, these are pretty rich cookies but hey, they have apples in them, so they can’t be that bad. Enjoy!

Paper Bag Apple Pie

Apples, raisins, butterscotch chips and oatmeal are a great combination!

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Ingredients & instructions

  • 1-1/2 cups apples (pared, cored and chopped)
  • 1 cup (6-ounce package) butterscotch morsels
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1-1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats

Mix in a bowl: Apples, butterscotch morsels, raisins, and chopped nuts. Combined brown sugar and butter and beat until creamy. Add eggs and milk; beat until well-blended. Sift together and gradually stir in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt Blend in fruit-nut mixture and rolled oats. Drop by level tablespoonfuls, 3 inches apart onto well-greased baking sheets. Bake at 400℉ for 8-10 minutes. Remove from sheets immediately. (Yield: 4 dozen cookies).

Note: The cookies will taste more homemade if you don’t sift the ingredients. You may also like to use unbleached flour.

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Paper Bag Apple Pie

I had three apples ready for this recipe, but only needed two.

Paper Bag Apple Pie

I used a scoop to measure the dough, but some of the chunks didn’t want to comply.

Paper Bag Apple Pie

Yes, I know you’re not supposed to eat cookie dough (but this looks yummy!)

Paper Bag Apple Pie

All lined up to cool on a rack — but who wants to wait for that!

About Linda Paul

Linda Paul lived in Tehachapi in 1979 when she submitted this recipe to be published in The Original Tehachapi Apple Book. We would appreciate having additional information to include in her biography and perhaps a photo. CLICK HERE to share information.