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Friday, December 7, 2012

Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

What flavors pop into your mind when you think “Christmas”? Peppermint? Chocolate? Almond? I think each of us thinks has a different list that probably comes from the same place in our hearts—we remember fondly what we made around the holidays when we were growing up. In my home, we spent a day or two in the kitchen making treats and packaging them up for friends, neighbors, teachers and family, and I remember looking forward to this every year.


Do you have memories of being in the kitchen with your mom, grandmother, aunt, sisters and cousins? I remember sugar flying around, eggs cracking, butter softening, chocolate melting and flour on my face. There are so many cookies and candies that remind me of the holidays and my childhood. Last year I shared my family’s French Cookie recipe. This year, I have a few more nostalgic favorites up my sleeve but one that I am extremely excited about. It combines several of my favorites: butterscotch, gingersnaps, snickerdoodles and white chocolate chips.

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My mom has always baked the most amazingly soft and sweet butterscotch pie using butterscotch pudding, and I’m a huge fan of butterscotch in general. Snickerdoodles have long been at the top of my list of all-time favorites. Gingersnap cookies are simply a holiday favorite and if you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that I will always choose white chocolate over milk or dark chocolate. Any day, anytime.

The combination of those flavors led me to this cookie. Pudding makes for extremely soft and moist cookies, so I chose butterscotch pudding mixed with the flavors of a gingersnap and rolled in cinnamon/sugar just like a snickerdoodle, and then studded the cookies with white chocolate chips. My favorite holiday flavors in one soft and chewy cookie!

Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

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Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

A cookie recipe featuring all of my favorite holiday flavors: Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips


2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 (3.4 ounce) package butterscotch pudding mix
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips

for rolling:
2 Tbs. granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment or a Silpat liner.

Mix the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl until combined.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, pudding mix and the vanilla and mix until combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the white chocolate chips.

Roll into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Mix the sugar and ginger together and roll each ball in the mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart and pat down lightly. Bake for 12-13 minutes, just until the edges are brown and the tops are crackled.

Cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Cassie's Notes:
If you aren't a fan of ground ginger, omit the ginger and replace with the same amount of ground cinnamon, for a total of 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon.

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38 Responses to “Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips”

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — December 7, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    I love butterscotch…I haven’t had it in ages though! These look delish! (Love the plate by the way!)

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — December 7, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Those cookies look so amazing! The addition of the pudding sounds so perfect. I can just imagine how soft and amazing these are 🙂 I would love to pop one (or 5) into my mouth right now!

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — December 7, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    When I was 3 years old I was in the hospital for 3 weeks, and all I wanted was butterscotch pudding! These totally have that same comforting feeling. Beautiful 🙂

  4. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — December 7, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    I have a box of butterscotch pudding on my shelf, just waiting to be transformed into a soft, comforting holiday cookie!
    I can completely relate to recipes invoking holiday memories as a kid. My grandma’s snickerdoodles and carrot cookies with orange icing will always stay on the top of my list for that very reason!

  5. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 7, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Gingerdoodles! I love these cookies, Cassie! And they have butterscotch?! Please send a dozen my way!

  6. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 7, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    These look absolutely lovely!

  7. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 7, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Butterscotch pudding mix?! Aww, Cassie. You’re killing me here. It’s going on the list!

    At least I can satisfy that craving with the homemade stuff. 🙂 But not these cookies. They’ll have to wait. They look SO good!

  8. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — December 7, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    These look yummy!

  9. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 7, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Love butterscotch! And I made a recipe yesterday with it and thought of you the.entire.time based on other ingredients involved. Posting it on Tuesday. And I want your cookies in the meantime – oh they are so soft and good looking!

    • Cassie replied: — December 7th, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

      Hilarious! I can’t wait to see what you made.

  10. #
    Sandy @ RE — December 7, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Oh, I love cookies this time of year. Looks so yummy!

  11. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 7, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    Butterscotch is so addicting!

  12. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — December 7, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    Oh yes! I will gladly eat some of these 🙂 I love that you can see little flecks of sugar…nom nom!

  13. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 7, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    Cookies must be soft and chewy, these look wonderful!

  14. #
    Tracey — December 8, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    From a fellow white chocolate lover, I say yes please to these cookies! There’s not nearly enough love for white chocolate in the blog world 🙂 Love this combination of flavors!

  15. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — December 8, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Gorgeous cookie recipe! I bet the dough tastes amazing. 🙂

  16. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — December 8, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    yuuuum! I really need to hop on the pudding cookie train!

  17. #
    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — December 8, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I love the name of these cookies! And, pretty sure I have some butterscotch pudding I need to use up in my pantry. Ready to make these!

  18. #
    Ashley - Baker by Nature — December 8, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Perfect timing on these – I’ve been going through butterscotch withdraw this week!!!

  19. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — December 8, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    I am currently craving cookies. I blame you : )

  20. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 8, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    yay! So glad you were apart of the 12 days of cookies too Cassie! I’ve never… this is so embarrassing… but I’ve NEVER made a pudding cookie before! Ahh! I know. What am I waiting for? the butterscotch the white chocolate… “holidays” in every single soft chewy bite 🙂

  21. #
    Samantha — December 8, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    These look wonderful, but I know what you mean about what you associate times of the year with. For me it is gingerbread and peppermint.

  22. #
    Audra@The-Baker-Chick — December 9, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    I need to get on the pudding cookie bandwagon- these look so chewy and delicious!

  23. #
    Nancy — December 9, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    These look delicious ! One quick question…instant or cook and serve pudding ? Will be adding these to our Christmas baking this year. Thanx !

    • Cassie replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 8:36 am

      Good question! And the answer is either will work. I usually grab instant but have used both kinds and never notice a difference.

  24. #
    Cass @foodmyfriend — December 9, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    I love love love snickerdoodles so I think I would love these. Awesome recipe. Long.. but awesome 😛 I have to get started on my Christmas cookie boxes soon!

  25. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 9, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Such great flavors! I could eat a dozen or so of these in no time flat!

  26. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 9, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    I think of peppermint and gingerbread-y stuff during Christmas so this cookie here is just perfect for my taste! Plus, I love that puddle of white chocolate chips in the center!

  27. #
    Kathryn — December 10, 2012 @ 3:20 am

    These cookies sound like holiday-perfection!

  28. #
    Mathilda Murray — December 10, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    cool- this is quite a quick recipe! i like that. . . . and I will try it these days!

    btw this is where I also found great inspiration for christmas recipes this year:


    i hope you found some as well!?

  29. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — December 10, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Butterscotch, gingersnaps and snickerdoodles in one cookie? Topped with my fave baking chip ever? Talk about my kind of cookie! This looks fantastic, Cassie!

  30. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — December 11, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    I’ve never tried pudding mix in a cookie, but these look amazing!

  31. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — December 12, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    These cookies look amazing–I love the combination of flavors here. 🙂

  32. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — December 12, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    I love your description of you and your family baking together! I have so many of those memories too! These cookies sound so yummy and I really love your lacy plate!

  33. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 12, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    What a fun recipe, Cassie – love the flavors!


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