Oatmeal Cookie Shooter

Oatmeal Cookie Shot

The Spruce 

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 shot

A fun and popular shooter, the oatmeal cookie has an interesting flavor designed to taste like a homemade oatmeal cookie. Though not quite the same as its namesake, it is a delicious, creamy shot. There are a number of ways to make it and you can enjoy it slowly as a cocktail.

The oatmeal cookie's sweet foundation is a combination of butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream. It is when you add the cinnamon schnapps, and Jagermeister if you like, that things get interesting, the flavor pops, and it really begins to taste like a spiced cookie.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for a Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
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  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour all of the liqueurs.

    Mixing a Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
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  3. Shake well.

    Shaking a Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
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  4. Strain into a shot glass.

    Mixing a Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
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  5. Serve and enjoy.

    Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
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The color of the oatmeal cookie will be determined by the specific liqueurs you choose. For instance, some Irish cream is almost white while other brands are brown; butterscotch schnapps may be clear or golden brown. Cinnamon schnapps plays the biggest role: Pouring a red schnapps will result in a pink shooter while a clear schnapps will not affect the color.

Recipe Variations

  • If you prefer a slow-sipping cocktail instead of a shot, you can double the recipe or add a shot of vodka (spiced rum works, too), shake it up, and strain into an old-fashioned or cocktail glass. When serving it on the rocks, use fresh ice in the glass. Garnish the cocktail with raisins skewered on a cocktail pick. You can also dress up the glass with a sweet-crunchy rim: Dip the rim in a shallow dish of butterscotch schnapps then roll it in crushed oatmeal cookies.
  • Jägermeister is not in every oatmeal cookie shot, but some recipes call for 1/2 ounce or more. The liqueur does have a strong flavor, so add it to taste or simply make the drink without it.
  • Some oatmeal cookie recipes call for an equal pour of the butterscotch, cream, and cinnamon liqueurs. For the average shot glass, measure out between 1/3- and 1/2-ounce of each.
  • Give your shot a hint of orange and skip the cinnamon schnapps and Jägermeister. An orange liqueur with a brandy base (e.g., Grand Marnier) is the best fit. For this version, simply shake equal parts orange liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, and Irish cream and strain it into a shot glass.
  • Turn into an oatmeal raisin cookie shot by adding rum and coffee liqueur. Shake equal parts (about 1/2-ounce each) Jägermeister, cinnamon schnapps, rum, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream with ice and strain. It will fill two shot glasses or make one large drink in an old-fashioned glass.

How Strong Is the Oatmeal Cookie Shot?

Though it packs a punch, the oatmeal cookie is pretty tame when compared to other shooters. The alcohol content falls in the 15 percent ABV (30 proof) range, or just a little stronger than a glass of wine. If you mix up the oatmeal raisin cookie, it jumps up to 28 percent ABV (56 proof) with an 80-proof rum and will be even stronger with the over-proof rum option.