Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
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Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

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Every time I make these wonderful cookies, the spicy aroma takes me back to my childhood. I helped Mom make them and delivered them to neighbors. —Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 194 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Combine the flour, pudding mixes, ginger, baking powder and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Decorate as desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p105

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"I pulled this recipe last year, and didn't make it. I made it this year, and I was surprised at how good these were. Nice and moist, with an easy to work with dough. Even my daughter who hates butterscotch liked these cookies. We will make these every year"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Do you have to cook the pudding on top of the stove or just add the mix straight from the box?"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"These turned out very good"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"I was wondering how butterscotch and ginger would mix, but it turned out a very nice flavor.

I also worried about the stickiness of the dough because of other reviews, but I let the dough chill as directed and just laid plenty of flour out to roll it on--it was fine! Don't be afraid to lay down that flour as needed! After using about half the dough, it warmed up, so I returned it to the fridge to cool off again while I baked some other cookies. Again, used plenty of flour for rolling. It worked great.
I recommend not rolling too thin. The thicker cookies tasted better and didn't crisp too much. I also thought the ones cooked on a stone came out better than the ones cooked on a metal pan. Hope that helps!
Kid tested and approved--he said they were "amazing.""

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"These were good. Nice spin on traditional gingerbread cookies."

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