Oatmeal Cookie Shooter

Oatmeal Cookie Shot

The Spruce 

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 shot
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
138 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 138
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 8mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There's nothing like the intoxicating smell of recently baked cookies filling the air in your house. The soft texture and buttery taste can change anyone's bad mood quickly and bring smiles into their faces. Although not properly a cookie, this fun drink will probably bring a smile to your face, too. This popular shooter has an unusual flavor designed to taste like a homemade oatmeal cookie. Though not quite the same as its namesake—and actually oat-free—it is a delicious, creamy beverage that might become your new favorite boozy dessert.

The oatmeal cookie's sweet foundation is a combination of butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream. It's when you add the cinnamon schnapps and optional Jagermeister 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
    The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios
  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour all of the liqueurs, then fill with ice.

    Mixing a Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
    The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios
  3. Shake well.

    Shaking a Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
    The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios
  4. Strain into a shot glass.

    Mixing a Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
    The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios
  5. Serve and enjoy.

    Oatmeal Cookie Shooter
    The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios

The Color of Your Cookie Shooter

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, as pouring in red schnapps will result in a pink shooter while clear schnapps will not affect the color.

Recipe Variations

  • Slow-sipping cookie cocktail: Double the recipe or add a shot of vodka or spiced rum, 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, or dress up the glass with a sweet and crunchy rim by dipping it in butterscotch schnapps and then rolling it in crushed oatmeal cookies.
  • Fruity cookie cocktail: Give your shot a hint of orange while skipping the cinnamon schnapps and Jägermeister. An orange liqueur with a brandy base like Grand Marnier is the best fit. Shake equal parts orange liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, and Irish cream and strain it into a shot glass.
  • Oatmeal-raisin cookie cocktail: Add rum and coffee liqueur. Shake 1/2 ounce each of 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.
  • Swap the liqueurs: 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.

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.