Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies

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Soft and chewy butterscotch pudding cookies loaded with butterscotch chips!

Soft Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies

A few months after my husband and I were married, we took a trip to Boston. First off – huge fan of Boston. HUGE FAN. That was one of my favorite trips ever ever everrrrrr. We took a bus tour (which normally I’d not think was very fun but when touring the old victorian district, it’s a must) and we had a few stops along the way.

At one of our stops I spotted a candy shop across the way. Okay we were parked right outside of it, it was impossible to miss. But where do you think I spent the 15 minute break? Not at the minute-men statue, no sirree. The candy shop was calling my name and when candy calls, you heed the call.

Soft Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies

I could hardly decide what to get because, um, yeah… a whole store full of candy, sort of self explanatory. But I’ve always had a soft spot for those old fashioned candy sticks, my dad used to bring them home from business trips when we were little. So I grabbed a butterscotch one. I heart butterscotch big time. But my husband, do you know what he said? Ewe. He said ewe! And I thought, oh crap, did I really not ask him how he felt about butterscotch before we said “I do”?!

Just joshin. I didn’t question my marital vows. I did think he was crazy though. Luckily, I have some very good news. I have converted my husband to butterscotch in the past few months. First with these amazing oatmeal butterscotch blondies. And then I reinforced the budding love with these ultra soft and perfectly chewy butterscotch chip pudding cookies.

Soft Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies

It’s impossible not to love these! They are sooooo soft, but not cakey you know? They’re just perfectly chewy and the flavor is yum to the max. Sweet with a little salty – one of my favorite flavor combinations! The sea salt on top balances everything and brings out the richness of the butterscotch. Even if you think you don’t like butterscotch, ignore your brain and follow your tastebuds. Just let these cookies work their magic on you, you’ll be a butterscotch lover yet!

Soft Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies

What people are saying about these Soft Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies

“I made these cookies today. They were so good. No complaints . I did cook them for 14 minutes. My husband is in love with them. Our new dessert for thanksgiving.” – Michelle

“Loved these – they were super easy and a hit with family and the folks at work… I forgot the salt and they still taste great! I will definitely try them again with the sea salt.” – Patricia

Soft Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies

Soft Butterscotch Chip Pudding Cookies

Soft and chewy butterscotch pudding cookies loaded with butterscotch chips and topped with sea salt!
4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg (see note)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 small box (3.5 ounces)l instant butterscotch pudding mix (dry, not prepared)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips
  • coarse sea salt


  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in vanilla and egg until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, butterscotch pudding mix, and baking powder. Add dry mixture to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in butterscotch chips. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheet at least 2 inches apart for spreading.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes. Immediately after removing from the oven, sprinkle cookies with coarse sea salt. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet. store in airtight container at room temperature.


If you find that the dough is too crumbly and doesn't quite come together after being mixed, add one additional egg to bring the dough together. 


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks.

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5 stars
I’ve made these cookies several times jusT as the recipe says. They are one of my familY’s favorites. Went to two different stores to geT butterscotch pudding and all they had was sugar free. My sister can’t eat aspArtame so what was i going to do? I thought maybe vanilla pudding and decided it was to plain so i decided to use cheesecake instead. Guess what? Delicious!!!

5 stars
This is a family favorite I’ve been making for awhile. Would the cook and serve butterscotch pudding work instead of the instant? I always have difficulty finding it.

5 stars
This is a family favorite I’ve been making for awhile. Would the cook and serve butterscotch pudding work instead of the instant? I always have difficulty finding it.

    Hey Erica! Aren’t these cookies the best?! We love them. I wish it would work with the cook and serve but unfortunately only the instant works. I’ve taken to buying pretty much all of the boxes off the shelf when I find them in stock somewhere ha!

5 stars
Love this recipe! I used 2 eggs because it was a little crumbly for me. Only issue i had is the cookies didn’T spread like they do in the pictures. Any Ideas why? They still taste delIcious either way! 🙂

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