{Softest Ever} Butterscotch Cookies

The softest and chewiest butterscotch cookies, sweetened with butterscotch pudding and chips. The absolute best!

{Softest Ever} Butterscotch Cookies

So, our friends gave us four (maybe five?) bags of butterscotch chips.

Basically, it felt like my birthday.

I can never, ever have enough baking chips. Fact.

{Softest Ever} Butterscotch Cookies

And then I got home and thought. What the heck do I use four (maybe five?) bags of butterscotch chips for?

Instantly about five million (give or take a couple) ideas came into my head. So excited.

And then when I started to bake, all I wanted to make were cookies.

{Softest Ever} Butterscotch CookiesI know. Not super original.

But they kind of are. Super original I mean.

These cookies are the softest, lightest, CHEWIEST cookies ever. They are BURSTing with butterscotch flavor and pretty much melt in your mouth.

Or maybe I was just so excited, I forgot to chew.

{Softest Ever} Butterscotch Cookies

5.0 from 2 reviews
{Softest Ever} Butterscotch Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature (not melted!)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch pudding mix, dry
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together the butter and both sugars until creamy or about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the pudding mix, flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Stir and then slowly combine the dry and wet ingredients.
  5. Fold in the butterscotch chips.
  6. Using a cookie scoop, scoop large bits of dough onto a cookie sheet (refer to picture #2).
  7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. By slightly under-baking the cookies, they will remain very soft and chewy. So pull them out slightly under-baked and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

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  1. says

    These cookies look incredible Chelsea! I love soft pudding cookies, they’re the best especially if butterscotch is involved – definitely one of my favorites! Happy Easter and hope you and your family are having a great weekend so far :)

  2. says

    Chelsea, these look delicious! A soft, chewy cookie just screams freshness. :) I am always on the lookout for care package cookies that stay soft as long as possible. These have pudding mix and cornstarch that I find are key ingredients to longer lasting softness! Do you have any idea how long these stayed soft? Thanks!

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Thank you so much Wendy! I think it is so sweet you send care packages to the military – so amazing of you! So to be honest, these cookies didn’t last long in my house! Probably about 4 days and they were all gone. They remained very soft that whole time. I’ve found under-baking is definitely the key to having them really soft. Sorry to not be of more help!

  3. says

    These do look incredibly soft … soft cookies leave me helpless and utterly without self control. Dramatic? Yes, but completely true! :) The butterscotch twist sounds amazing!

  4. Susan B says

    Thank you for the lovely recipe, I am going to try it this week. The recipe does not state when to add the dry butterscotch pudding mix, I am guessing with the dry ingredients, but don’t know for sure. Can you clarify?

  5. says

    I love soft cookies! I also love butterscotch, so these would be perfect for me! Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

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