Since it a season of sharing....Thee Butterscotch Cookie Recipe!

Real Estate Agent with 'Til Dawn Real Estate

   I've never been known for my culinary skills. I rarely ever cook. But baking....ahhhh baking....that's just a different animal. I love to bake! I love to eat the ooey-gooey batter of the things I bake. I love the smell of my house after I have baked. And I love sharing my baked goodies with others!

   A few years back, in an effort to expand my horizons, I looked up recipes for a different kind of cookie. You know, other than the traditional chocolate chip, which is still my favorite, by the way. Anyway, I came across a recipe on for Butterscotch Pudding Cookies. I gave it a shot and WOW! I suddenly had a "specialty!" I often get reuqests, ok sometimes demands, to bring them to parties and gatherings.

   While this is in no way my way of saying, make them yourselves, I thought I would share the recipe for those who may be too far away to share with the cookies themselves. So here goes...again the recipe was originally taken from and I am posting my version of it (original recipe had nuts. I do NOT like nuts in my cookies!! Interrupts the whole tasting routine.)


cookie        3 1/3 cup all purpose flour

        1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

        1 1/2 cup butter, softened

        1/2 cup granulated sugar

                                                                         1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

                                                                         3 eggs

                                                                         3 cup butterscotch chips (just use the package)

                                                                         1 cup brown sugar

                                                                         1 package of butterscotch instant pudding (or package and a half; recipe calls for 1 package 6 serving size. The 4 oz package serves 4. I've made both ways and both are good!)

Mix flour and baking soda. Combine butter, the sugars, pudding mix and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture. Then stir in chips. I do save some chips and like to sprinkle them on top of the cookie dough. (Batter will be stiff.)

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. (Drop a few teaspoonfuls in to mouth.) Here's where I add chips along the top of the dough (and insert some into mouth.) Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!!!

Comments (5)

Deena Cottingham
GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography - Calgary, AB
Home Stager & Photographer

I've never seen a cookie recipe with pudding in it! I am bookmarking and will get my youngest daughter (the family baker) to give these a try!

Nov 30, 2009 02:13 AM
Dawn Nuzzi
'Til Dawn Real Estate - Raleigh, NC

I hope you guys enjoy as much as my friends and family seem to!!

Nov 30, 2009 05:18 AM

Dawn, I am stealing this recipe to try for my neighborhood cookie exchange tomorrow. It sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing.

Dec 11, 2009 12:13 AM
Dawn Nuzzi
'Til Dawn Real Estate - Raleigh, NC

I hope your neighborhood loved them Melanie!!

Dec 13, 2009 11:15 PM
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Oooh, sounds yummy.  Need to bake some cookies before Christmas, I should give these a try.

Dec 22, 2009 03:30 AM