Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

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    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

    Pudding in the batter makes these butterscotch pudding cookies super moist and delicious!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 10 mins
    Total Time: 25 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 3 dozen
    Calories: 340kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 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

    Instructions

    • 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.

    Notes

    Source: from Two Peas and Their Pod
    Nutrition Facts
    Butterscotch Pudding Cookies
    Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
    Calories 340 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Carbohydrates 40g13%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 26g29%
    Protein 2g4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

     

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  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    Ooooh these look so soft, and I’m a sucker for a soft cookie! Yum! Maria does have the best cookie recipes!

  • [email protected] Food Ramblings says:

    These look scrumptious- I love soft cookies :)

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    If I had to sleep on a full size mattress with Ulys when we were engaged, we would’ve ended up divorced before the marriage even started. Also, Delta’s where it’s at. Wifi and Tv…just sayin’ ;)

  • Dawn says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to bake these! My husband (Jason)loves cookies and anything butterscotch! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Angela @ AnotherBitePlease says:

    I love pudding mix in cookies they make them so soft and delicious and you just want to eat more and more!

  • Samantha says:

    butterscotch pudding in a cookie…so good.

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    Travel sure is a bitch sometimes – but I’m glad all that back and forth hopscotching across the country was worth it! :) And can’t wait until Friday to show off our lovely baked surprise!

  • Stephanie says:

    I don’t have a Tempurpedic…yet. But I have two friends that do and they are so very very very glad. I’m envious, haha!

    Glad you are back and recuperating. As much as I love travelling, I do agree that it is tiring and your own bed/pillow is the best.

  • amy @ fearless homemakery says:

    these sound delicious! I used to love butterscotch stuff growing up but rarely eat it anymore, not sure why? must change that!

  • Mercedes says:

    These look so good and soft and chewy! I love when cookies stay soft even after a few days and that’s usually what pudding mix does for a cookie. I can’t wait to make these Julie!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    I actually love United!!! I flew one of their newer flights to St. Martin and it was amazing!

    not as amazing as these cookies though.

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    So funny – my Aunt puts pudding packets in her cake that she calls “Strike it Rich Cake” and it is literally the most moist and delicious cake on Earth. Could be because she mixes the pudding with heavy cream instead of milk. I’m not kidding.

  • Pam says:

    You FINALLY posted the recipe for these! I’ve been wanting it ever since I tried it, and the cookie is nothing short of amazing. I love how soft and delicious it was and how the butterscotch flavor really came out.

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Haha, so funny, I JUST made this same cookie base recipe yesterday for some cookies on my blog–great minds think alike! I love how totally plush and chewy these bad boys are, and butterscotch is one of my faaaaaves.

  • Sarah @ Sarah in the City says:

    Delta also has planes with those headrests – I agree they are great! If you take a long haul flight, they have TV and wifi.

    These cookies look amazing! Am afraid to try because I might eat the entire thing….

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I love how pudding cookies look. Is that weird? Like, you can just tell they’re really soft. I love butterscotch too so I def need to make these!

    • Julie says:

      I know what you mean!! You can just SEE how soft they are. It’s like they’re fluffy or something just from the picture itself!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    Mmm, I’d totally help empty a cookie jar of these. Hope you’re catching up on rest! :)

  • Back For Seconds says:

    Full size? Wow. We have a king…I need a king, ha!
    Sounds like a pretty nice flight to me! My recent flights involved 2 infants and a hyper 3 year old. Your trip sounded more relaxing, lol!
    These cookies look so soft and chewy. I think I need to make them today! Yum.

  • carrian says:

    YUM!!! These look awesome, Julie. I must have totally missed out, my flights were all old seats. :( I better try United next time.

  • Linda @ My Foodgasm Journal says:

    LOL – Frederick and I used to sleep on full size, too but we gave up because he took so much space and I ended up on the edge of our bed. I haven’t travelled with UA lately, sounds like so much fun. I tried Virgin in June, the interior is so different and classy. Too badd, we have to pay for snacks, etc.
    This recipe sounds awesome. Never thought of having pudding mix for cookies. Brilliant!

  • Tracey says:

    That’s too funny Julie – we slept in a full size bed for the first two years we lived together as well! We never thought it was bad, but when we upgraded to a queen eventually we were in heaven :)

    Anyway, I seriously need to try this pudding in cookies thing. I’m so late to jump on the bandwagon, but I’ve heard amazing things. Yours look so good!!

  • Jackie @ The Beeroness says:

    Totally beautiful Julie, great job :)

  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition says:

    I totally pinned these when Maria made them! They look so good!

    They do have WiFi on some planes now! I flew Delta a couple months back and they had WiFi! (Though of all the stupid airlines with awful customer service, Delta HAS to be the worst, ugh)

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    Love these cookies! I actually made them the other day, and they are so good! Pudding is genius in cookies!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    Haha, yes, TV on planes beats snoring neighbors ANY day. And so do these cookies! I’m the biggest fan of butterscotch!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    So you mean you flew a United flight that didn’t have wiggling seats mid-air?! Impressive lol. Now I need a cookie. Oh and seriously… A full size bed?! That would never work here. Never.

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    So thick and chewy! I love butterscotch everything. Like… everything. I would absolutely love to have butterscotch pudding mix! I have the exciting variety of vanilla or chocolate over here. Oh well. I’ll save this for later. :)

  • Carrie says:

    Mmmmmm, those look so beautiful and the traveling I can completely understand! I am so glad we got to meet though. Maybe next time, somehow, you will be in my area and we can have some baking fun together ;)

  • Nicole @ Lapetitebaker says:

    I was just thinking about making butterscotch pudding cookies! I’ll have to try out your recipe.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    It’s so funny that you mention the full-size bed because I have a full at my apt but Jason has a twin up in SF so it gets quite cramped when I’m up there visiting! As for these cookies – YUM! The addiction of the butterscotch pudding is pure genius! And they look incredibly fluffy and crisp around the edges, which is just how I like them!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    OMG, LOVE! I must add this recipe to my must bake cookie list! YUM!

  • shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    I need to make these. TODAY!

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    Oh girl, I feel ya on the travel front: it feels SO good to be home and in bed.

    These cookies look so perfect, I want a giant plate of them, a glass of milk, and a few hours to nap. Hope you’re getting some rest!!!

  • Tina | My Life as a Mrs says:

    Pudding in cookies?! I need to do this like YESTERDAY! :)

  • Tina | My Life as a Mrs says:

    Pudding in cookies?! Umm I need to do this like YESTERDAY! :)

  • Kathryn says:

    Butterscotch is one of my absolute faves, love the double dose in these!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    Julieeeeeeeeeee, ok I love you! Butterscotch is my favorite pudding flavor! I eat the sugar free stuff on the regular. :) But I’ve never put pudding in cookies before and I’ve seen so many versions out there but these have me convinced! Look how soft they are!! :)

  • Carla's Confections says:

    Yes please! I wish we lived closer so we could share in on all the goodness! I really need to make some cookies with pudding in them. They sound pretty FAB!

  • Rachel @ Bakerita says:

    What an interesting idea! These sound absolutely amazing. I love butterscotch and in a cookie…I want one right now!

  • Megan @ whatmegansmaking says:

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip! And these cookies look really good :)

  • AAnne says:

    I’ve tried those really good cookies, but for my taste I’ll cut in half the butterscotch and chocolate chips. Thanks for this great recipe :)

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    I am a huge butterscotch fan!!! Apparently it is in the air because I made a butterscotch pudding cookie a few weeks ago too, but haven’t posted yet. Love that great minds think alike:-) I think I would definitely pay the extra few dollars for the better seats with tv’s…no one likes to listen to snoring for an entire plane ride!!!

  • Heidi @foodiecrush says:

    Gorgeous pics, and great adaptation of the cookies! Can’t wait to see the holiday version.

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    These are stunning! Butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors so these will definitely be baking in my kitchen very soon!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says:

    Butterscotch pudding AND butterscotch chips?? I’m drooling! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    PS – I’m also dreaming of a TempurPedic mattress…

  • Baking Serendipity says:

    I haven’t had cookies with pudding in them for so long, but I remember them being seriously ah-mazing. I love the butterscotch twist!

  • Lynan says:

    Traveling does get tiring!

    And whenever anyone add pudding and cookies in the name together, it always sounds AWESOME. This is no exception. I have yet to try, I must do so soon.

  • Kristen says:

    I put pudding in just about everything these days. I love how moist it makes baked goods!

    You are in Manhattan now, is that right?

    • Julie says:

      I love it too!! Makes me eat cookies and baked goods way fast! ;) I’m actually in Washington DC!

  • Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) says:

    YOWZAS! Where to even begin?! I bet these are so insanely chewy and soft and amazing!

    • Julie says:

      They are!! :) Thanks Kelly!

  • Ana says:

    Oh my! Everyone, these are truly as delicious as they appear in the picture. They are soft and moist just the way I like my cookies. The chocolate and butterscotch work well together. Lots of flavor. I would highly recommend you making them as you will not be disappointed! Thanks Julie!

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