Oatmeal Cookie Shot - Your Favorite Cookie Becomes Your Favorite Shot

Oatmeal Cookie Shot - Your Favorite Cookie Becomes Your Favorite Shot

Cookie meets Shot

Oatmeal cookies are always a family favorite, with its pantry staple ingredients and effortless baking technique. The Oatmeal Cookie Shot is just that - simple -to-make with just three ingredients and not much tools required. The classic recipe is made with equal parts of Irish cream, Goldschlager and butterscotch schnapps. It can also be made with equal parts of Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, Jagermeister and Kahlua. Instead of cinnamon whiskey like the Goldschlager, you can add cinnamon schnapps. It tastes exactly like an oatmeal cookie. 



Nutritional Facts

Here are cocktail's nutritional facts per serving:

  • Calories - 110.0 Kcal
  • Calories from fat - 24.0 Kcal
  • Total Fat - 2.7 g 4% DV*
  • Cholesterol - 0 g
  • Total Carbs - 20.5  g 7% DV*
  • Sugars - 17.5 g
  • Protein - 0.1 g

The % Daily Values (DV) used here is based on a  2,000-calorie count. 

In terms of alcohol content, each serving has an ABV of 13-16%. 

Tools Required To Make The Drink

  • Shot glass - a small glass, usually 1 - 2 oz, used to serve shots
  • Jigger - a bar tool used to measure the ingredients for cocktails
  • Boston shaker - a bar tool composed of two tins, or a glass and a tin part, used to shake and chill cocktail ingredients


Steps To Make

  1. Combine the ingredients into a shaker. Add some ice.
  2. Shake it for 10 seconds to chill the drink well.
  3. Strain into a shot glass and serve.

Recipe Variations

Innovation and variation is always the bartender’s mantra. Proof to this is the multitude of shot recipes for a single drink. Here are 15 shot recipes to try:

1. Orange Oatmeal Cookie Shot

    This recipe makes use of Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur instead of the standard cinnamon whiskey or schnapps. This is a bit tricky since the GM orange liqueur has a tendency to alter the flavor profile of the cocktail instead of complementing it. 

    It can be drunk on its own with its dry palate and lightly sweet flavor. If you ever decide to use this, we suggest adding just a half of the GM orange liqueur than suggested in this recipe. 


    Steps to make

    1. Chill a rocks glass by adding a few ice cubes.
    2. Add the cream and liqueurs into a Boston shaker filled with ice.
    3. Shake it vigorously.
    4. Remove the ice and the water in the rocks glass.
    5. Strain the cocktail into the glass. Add new ice.

    2. Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail

    This is a creamier version since it uses additional half and half cream. The Jagermeister is a bitter liquor so the addition of the half and half lessens the bitterness for a more enjoyable cocktail. The slight cinnamon aroma is intensified with the addition of oatmeal cookie crumbs.

    Tip: Using Jagermeister, it is not recommended to chill the cocktail too much since it tends to affect the flavor of the drink. 


    Steps to make

    1. Add all the ingredients to your Boston shaker
    2. Shake & strain into a chilled coupe glass
    3. Garnish with cookie crumbs

    3. 3-2-1

    Here’s another sweet and creamy recipe that adds more cream than the usual.


    Steps to make

    1. Fill a shaker with ice.
    2. Pour in the cream and the schnapps. 
    3. Shake well for a brief moment then serve. This recipe makes 3-4 servings.

    4. Rimmed Oatmeal Cookie Shot 

    The cocktail is not enough and so is dropping a few pinches of cookie crumbs into the shot. What works better is rimming the shot glass with caramel syrup and crushed cookie bits. The controversial liquor with the fire-breathing dragon on its label will lend its lovely flavors and nasty burn to this cocktail, somewhat softened by the caramel syrup rimming. 


    Steps to make

    1. Rim the shot glass by dipping it into caramel syrup and then into the cookie crumbs.
    2. Fill a shaker with ice and pour in the ingredients.
    3. Shake to mix well.
    4. Strain, then serve.

    5. Layered RumChata Oatmeal Cookie Shot

    Don’t let this layered drink trick you into thinking anything else. The slight burn of the Fireball is washed out by the delightful flavor of the RumChata. RumChata is a good alternative for Bailey’s Irish cream. Be sure to chill the Fireball and the RumChata beforehand since we will not be adding any ice.

    The over-under glass used in this shot makes layering easy.


    • 2 oz RumChata
    • 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

    Steps to make

    1. Fill the lower part of the double bubble glass with the RumChata.
    2. Top with Fireball whiskey, taking care not to mix it up for a beautifully layered drink. 

    6. Oatmeal Cookie Shot With Fireball and Rumchata

    Have a party in your mouth featuring Fireball and RumChata. The creamy taste of the RumChata and the heavenly taste of the Fireball coupled with a burn that runs down your throat is worth the experience.


    Steps to make

    1. Chill the Fireball and the RumChata at least 2 hours before serving.
    2. Dip the glass into simple syrup and cookie crumbs. Set aside.
    3. In a beaker, mix the RumChata and the Fireball. 
    4. Pour into the shot glass slowly. Serve and enjoy. 

    7. Hot Donkey Oatmeal Cookie Shot

    Try something new with this authentic Mexican spirit. Made with the heart of the blue agave plant that is abundant in the town of Tequila, in Guadalajara, Mexico from which the beverage is named. The town itself has been declared as a World Heritage Site due to its contribution to history.

    It is only fitting to make a tribute to this beverage that changed history with a drink like this. 


    Steps to make

    1. Fill a shaker with ice.
    2. Pour in the cream, schnapps and cinnamon tequila. 
    3. Shake for just 2-3 seconds then strain.

    8. Anima Nera Oatmeal Cookie Shot

    If used as a cuss word, anima nera or black soul (Italian) will be the highest order of cussing. However, as a liqueur, anima nera is made with black licorice and is made by melting the black licorice in sugar syrup and mixing it with alcohol to achieve an ABV of 21%.


    Steps to make

    1. Chill all the ingredients beforehand. 
    2. Chill a champagne flute in the fridge.
    3. Add each ingredient into the flute in this order - schnapps, liquorice liqueur and Bailey’s.
    4. You can swirl it around to slightly mix it or just leave it be for a beautiful layered look.

    Take your shot to the next level by mixing together the creamy RumChata, cinnamon sweet Goldschlager and bitter Jagermeister for a profusion of smell and flavor sensations. 

    Image Credits: RumChata website


    Steps to make

    1. Combine RumChata and Goldschlager in a rocks glass.
    2. Add a splash of Jagermeister.
    3. Drop a large ice cube and garnish with oatmeal cookie crumbs.

    10. Shot-a-Chata

    A Shot-a-Chata technically won't taste like oatmeal cookies, but is worth mentioning on this list of drink recipes since it uses similar ingredients. Served in a special glass to serve two liquors in a separate chamber but drunk as one. The full mixing comes in the mouth for an interesting sensory experience.


    Steps to make

    1. Chill each liquor before serving.
    2. Pour the liquors in separate chambers of the split shot glass and serve.

    11. Frangelico Oatmeal Cookie Shooter

    Everyone claims that their recipe is the original one and Frangelico wasn’t about to be left behind in that wagon. This shooter is extra creamy with a hint of coffee and cinnamon with the addition of the coffee liqueur and two creamy ingredients. Enjoy!


    Steps to make

    1. Pour in all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
    2. Add some ice.
    3. Shake well and pour into a shooter glass.

    12. Oatmeal Cookie Pudding shot

    No one's going to pass on this cocktail. Topped with cinnamon toasts and whipping cream, this is one sinfully decadent dessert shooter. Well, technically, it’s not a shooter since you spoon it to eat it. 


    Steps to make

    1. Put the vanilla pudding into a bowl and mix with milk. Stir well.
    2. Add a splash of rum cream and Fireball. Continue mixing.
    3. Add the whipped cream and cinnamon toast, saving a few as garnish. 
    4. Continue to blend well.
    5. Transfer into shot glasses. Refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours.
    6. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon toast. 

    13. Dirty Oatmeal Cocktail

    Getting dirty is not always bad, especially if it is this good. This layered drink is your best bet for a delicious shot without too much hassle.


    Steps to make

    1. Add the Jagermeister into a shooter glass.
    2. Using the back of a spoon, carefully add the Bailey’s into the glass for a beautiful layered shot.

    14. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Cocktail

    Mix up this delicious cocktail in a shot glass for a no-shaking shot. So easy to make. All you need to do is to chill the liquors before mixing it up. 


    Steps to make

    • Combine all the ingredients in a shot glass. Enjoy. 

    15. Dominique Ansel’s Oatmeal Cookie Shot

    Shot glasses are standard. Cookie shot glasses way more fun and delicious. Although preparing these can far more demanding than the drink itself - but still so worth it. 

    Tools needed

    Ingredients for 16 servings

    For the cookie shots 

    For the cocktails

    Steps to make

    • Make the cookie shot glass
      1. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt into a bowl then set aside.
      2. Cream the butter by beating together the sugar and the bitter with an electric mixer. Beat for about 1 minute or until light and creamy.
      3. Add the flour mixture into the creamed butter.
      4. Add the oats, eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
      5. Cover with a plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
      6. Grease the silicone mold.
      7. Divide the dough in half and return one portion into the fridge.
      8. Roll out the remaining dough between two cookie sheets to at least 3 cm  thick and 24 cm square.
      9. Cut into 8 12cm x 6cm rectangles.
      10. Arrange in a baking tray lined with baking sheets and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
      11. Preheat the oven to 180oC.
      12. Place the cookie dough rectangles inside each shot glass mold and spread it evenly to cover the bottom. Be sure it is even all around and at the bottom.
      13. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
      14. Cool the cookies and refrigerate for 1 hour.
      15. Unmold and coat the inside of each cookie glass with melted chocolate. 
      16. Keep chilled until needed.
      17. Repeat the process to the other portion of the cookie dough in the fridge.
    • Assemble the cocktail
      1. In a beaker, combine the correct amount of the cream, Goldschlager and schnapps. 
      2. Mix and pour into the cookie shot glasses until ready to serve.

    Food that Pairs Well

    Food pairing should also be based on the dominant liquor used in the cocktail. 

    Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie Wedges

    Cinnamon sugar apple pie wedges are made by rolling apples wedges with cinnamon sugar-sprinkled pie crust triangles and baking them. These are then drizzled with cinnamon sugar glaze. 

    Cinnamon Whiskey Candied Pecans

    Nuts are a very good choice for snacks when drinking and partying. Pecans are high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats and are very high in phytonutrients, low in sugar and have high vitamin E content which can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. 

    It is made by cooking it in syrup laced with Fireball cinnamon whiskey until it is dried. 

    Cheese-baked Spaghetti Wrapped in Meatballs with Spiked Sauce

    Are you tired of the so-so spaghetti with meatballs? Why not take it a notch higher by wrapping some uncooked pasta with seasoned ground beef. Sear it for a few minutes then saute in onions, garlic and bell peppers. Add red wine, tomato sauce and a splash of Fireball. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake. The red wine and tomato sauce will cook the pasta at just the right texture.

    Fireball Meatballs

    Reinvent your meatballs by lacing the tomato sauce with Fireball whiskey. 

    Fireball Eggs

    Boiled eggs are a thing of the past if you can have this sausage-covered soft-boiled eggs spiked with Fireball cinnamon whiskey. Start by seasoning your favorite sausage and wrapping it around the eggs. Roll it in flour, dip in beaten eggs and roll in panko bread crumbs and deep-fry it. The real magic happens in the mayo dip seasoned with mustard and cayenne powder and laced with Fireball whiskey. Spike it by adding a dash of Fireball to the sausage. 


  1. What is Goldschlager? 
  2. Goldschlager is a Swiss cinnamon schnapps made by infusing cinnamon bark in rectified spirits. These are then blended and bottled to become liqueurs. Goldschlager has actual visible flakes of gold floating in it, measuring at 13mg per liter of the liqueur. 

  3. What mixes good with RumChata?
  4. RumChata is made of a blend of rum, cream, cinnamon and vanilla, making it a good substitute for Irish cream and cinnamon schnapps in oatmeal cookie shots. It mixes well with brewed coffee, Fireball liqueur, ice cream, hot chocolate or as a straight drink. 

  5. Is Fireball a cinnamon schnapps?
  6. Fireball is not a schnapps but a whiskey although it is also flavored with cinnamon and sweeteners. As it is, it is much darker than the schnapps and uses cinnamon bark while cinnamon whiskey is artificially flavored with cinnamon syrup. 

  7. Why is Fireball banned?
  8. Fireball cinnamon whiskey was recalled in Finland, Sweden and Norway in 2014 because it contains excessive levels of propylene glycol, also known as anti-freeze. However, while it does not pass the EU requirements, it is not banned in the US as propylene glycol is considered as safe, according to the US FDA. However, as of 2018, it stopped using propylene glycol and is now accepted in the EU. 

  9. How do you make schnapps?
  10. Depending on the makers, schnapps may have a slight difference. European schnapps is made by distilling fruits together with a strong distilled spirit and has an ABV of 32%. It is usually drunk straight.

    American schnapps, on the other hand, are made by steeping fruits in alcohol and are often referred to as fruit-flavored liqueurs. It has a lower ABV than the European schnapps and is best used in cocktails.

    Drinks with Less than 3 Ingredients

    What better way to celebrate than having to mix up just 3 ingredients to make up an amazing drink.? Compared to other drink recipes, there is no need for all that fuss. 

    The Vegas Bomb

    Are you still craving for more shot recipes? Try the Vegas Bomb made with peach schnapps, coconut rum, cranberry juice and an energy drink with Crown Royal Whiskey. Enjoy!


    Oatmeal cookies are an all-time favorite of kids and kids at heart. Making a shot inspired by this classic cookie is a welcome addition to the cocktail dictionary. Tell us if you love this cocktail, and we'll add more shot recipes for you!



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