The Oatmeal Cookie shot is a tasty slammer that could almost double for dessert. It tastes like a freshly baked oatmeal cookie, but this treat is just for the grown-ups. It’s easy enough to whip up in just a couple of minutes, so you can always pour one for yourself. But this shot is best shared with friends, ideally after a big dinner when everyone’s too full for a full dessert but you’re still craving something sweet. Here’s everything you need to know to make a round of these tasty shots at home.
What Is an Oatmeal Cookie Shot?
An Oatmeal Cookie shot is a tall, dessert-flavored slammer containing butterscotch schnapps, Irish cream, cinnamon schnapps, and coffee liqueur(see also: Best Coffee Liqueurs)(see also: Best Coffee Liqueurs). This unique flavor combination magically recreates the taste of a warm oatmeal cookie dipped in a glass of cold milk. While it’s a perfect after-dinner slammer, it also makes a great bedtime cocktail.
How to Make an Oatmeal Cookie Shot
Oatmeal Cookie shots are super easy to make for one or a crowd. You’ll need butterscotch schnapps, cinnamon schnapps, Irish cream, and coffee liqueur. Kahlua and Baileys Irish cream are the traditional choices for the liqueurs, but any brand will do. The same goes for the butterscotch and cinnamon schnapps, but Goldcshlager will give your shots a little sparkle.
The only equipment you’ll need is a pair of tall shot glasses, a cocktail shaker, and some ice. Fill the shaker with ice, then add 1 ounce each of the coffee liqueur, Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, and cinnamon schnapps. Shake to combine, then pour into the shot glasses, filling them to the brim. Voila! You have a tasty Oatmeal Cookie shot for two.
If you want to serve a round of Oatmeal Cookie shots for friends after dinner, this recipe is a piece of cake to scale up. Simply pour 1 oz of each ingredient for every two shots you plan to serve. And don’t worry if you overpour – these yummy slammers go fast, and at least a few of your guests will probably want a second round anyway.
- 1 oz Irish cream
- 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
- 1 oz cinnamon schnapps
- 1 oz coffee liqueur
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, cinnamon schnapps, and coffee liqueur.
Shake to combine and chill.
Strain into two tall shot glasses.
Tall shot glasses
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 0g
The nutrition data provided is only an estimate.
Oatmeal Cookie Shot Variations
This simple Oatmeal Cookie shot recipe is easily customizable based on what liquors you have on hand and what flavors you like best. Sip it as a cocktail, garnish it with raisins, or try another one of our cookie-themed cocktail recipes below. Every one of these tasty dessert shots is certain to satisfy.
Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail
If you’d rather sip this shot than slam it, you’re in luck! This two-shot recipe is also the perfect size for a sippable evening cocktail for one. To make it, pour and shake as usual, then strain over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Enjoy!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Shot
This variation on the classic Oatmeal Cookie shot may not be for everyone, but I bet you know someone who will love it. Simply drop a couple of raisins into each shot glass before pouring, and you have a round of Oatmeal Raisin Cookie shots to share.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot
If oatmeal cookies aren’t your thing, try this cookie-flavored shot instead. To make it, rim two tall shot glasses with cookie crumbs. Then, add ½ ounce amaretto, 3 ounces of Irish cream, and 1½ ounces of chocolate-flavored vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to combine and pour into shot glasses.
Cookie Dough Shot
This variation on the Oatmeal Cookie shot tastes like a bite (see also: Snake Bite Shot)of chocolate chip cookie dough for those who like their cookies a little less baked. To make it, combine equal parts Irish cream butterscotch schnapps, and dark chocolate liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a shot glass rimmed with cookie crumbs, and you have a tasty dessert slammer you won’t be able to resist.
Christmas Cookie Shot
This Oatmeal Cookie shot variation is perfect for the holidays. Combine 4 ounces of Irish cream, 2 ounces of butterscotch schnapps, 1 ounce of triple sec, and ½ ounce of coffee liqueur. Shake in a cocktail shaker, strain, and pour. This recipe makes five shots or two cocktails. Leave this one out for Santa before the kids go to sleep, and sip it while they slumber. Merry Christmas, indeed!