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 Cooks.com 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 Cooks.com 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.)
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 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!!!