With two weeks of traveling back and forth to the Midwest and East and West coast, I’m done traveling for a bit until Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for this because I’m kind of tired of all this traveling – NOT because I didn’t have fun – oh boy, I had LOADS of fun on both trips and there’s a special post coming this Friday about my recent trip to Seattle & Portland – but traveling takes a lot out of you and with me being sick these past couple weeks, my body just wants to collapse! Also, when you travel you miss your comfy bed so much. If hotels started to have Tempurpedic beds as a $50 upgrade or something, I’d instantly be sold. That’s the one thing that’s stopping Jason and I from upgrading our full size bed in the master bedroom, we don’t want to fork out $3000 for a king size Tempurpedic – yet. Yes, we sleep on a full size right now. It’s actually not that bad. You learn to give and take the space ;)
Sidenote: have any of you flown one of the newer United planes lately? Although their customer service is as close to crap as it can get, their newer planes are quite nice. The seats feel different and look brand new, and the headrests fold in on two sides so you can lean your head on either side as a headrest when you fall asleep. Also, on both flights to and from Seattle, I was able to watch DirectTV for the entire duration of the flight. Um, Food Network and HGTV for 5 hours?! I felt like I was at home! Haha, it really was awesome. Nothing’s free, of course, it was $7.99 but still, it still beats watching the person next to you snore. I just hope they start putting wifi on these planes. I could get so much work done!
When I saw these cookies from the cookie queen herself a month ago, I knew I had to make them. She even declared them as one of her favorite cookies.
I love butterscotch anything but I was even more intrigued with the pudding in the cookies. I know pudding in most baked goods make them extremely moist, soft, and delicious, but I had never tried it in a cookie before.
Well, these cookies are definitely one of the best cookies I’ve ever made. They’re SO soft and so chewy and moist. I love that the butterscotch flavor is throughout the cookie thanks to the pudding and the chocolate and butterscotch chips are a great addition. Even more surprising is that these cookies aren’t too sweet at all. Jason LOVED them and I must say, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten that many cookies in one sitting before. We took them for lunch every day and by the time the container of these cookies were gone, we were pretty sad. I need to make these again – possibly do holiday cookies with pudding. They’re pure genius! I love how soft they stay even after a few days. Like Maria said, the pudding is money!
Butterscotch Pudding Cookies
Yield: 3 dozen | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (3.4 oz.) package of butterscotch pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat well until incorporated.
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the chocolate and butterscotch chips with a spatula.
- Drop cookies onto baking sheet with a cookie scoop (I used a medium cookie scoop) and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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