Easy Butterscotch Pudding Cookies


These Butterscotch Pudding Cookies are easy, fast, and incredibly soft!

Easy Butterscotch Pudding Cookies - this easy cookie recipe starts is full of butterscotch pudding mix! Just a few ingredients to the perfect cookie that stays soft for days!

Do you ever just have a day where you WANT COOKIES and you WANT THEM NOW? Yeah, that was me the other day. It would seem I’ve had quite of few of those days recently, which means I’m either addicted to cookies or I really need a vacation.

(Honestly? It’s probably a mix of both!)

Between all the getting-a-new-oven craziness (you guys, that deserves a post in itself, but the moral of the story is never shop at the store that rhymes with Dears) and the fact that my coffee maker wouldn’t turn on…I needed cookies.

I dug through my freezer and found fudge, cake, cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, and quick bread. No cookies.

(Moral of the story: must clean out freezer.)

I dug through my cabinets…no cookies.

I dug through my secret stash…no cookies.

I ended up eating 4 handfuls of mini Snickers and Milky Ways.

What I should have done? Made more of these Butterscotch Pudding Cookies! They’re fast and easy and I could have satisfied my craving without eating the contents of my candy drawer.

Easy Butterscotch Pudding Cookies Recipe

I am 100% in love with pudding cookies. I’ve made several versions: chocolate, butterscotch, brown sugar, lemon, almond joy and so many more. They are my favorite kind of cookie because they stay soft for days, they’re easy to make, and you can flavor them with any kind of pudding mix. Check out all my pudding cookie recipes!

These pudding cookies are even easier than my normal recipe. So much easier…because they start with one of my favorite Krusteaz cookie mixes: the Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookies. Alone, that cookie mix makes the BEST sugar cookies. Really, the Krusteaz mixes taste like homemade (and I’m not just saying that because I’m their ambassador – I really truly believe it!)

Simply add your favorite pudding mix to their cookie mix and bam!…you have pudding cookies in whatever flavor you want.

Today, that is BUTTERSCOTCH.

Easy Butterscotch Pudding Cookies - this easy cookie recipe starts is full of butterscotch pudding mix! Just a few ingredients to the perfect cookie that stays soft for days!

I kind of can’t believe I didn’t love butterscotch until I was an adult. All those wasted years!

Like I said about 500 times already, these cookies are EASY. Simply mix up the recipe as directed and add some instant butterscotch pudding mix. Be sure to use the instant! (Also, I do not recommend using sugar-free pudding mix. The sweetener will change the structure of your cookie.) Don’t like butterscotch – use your favorite pudding flavor!

I added white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips because it’s what I was feeling like when I made these cookies. But you can add any combination of chips you want: semi-sweet, milk, white, peanut butter, butterscotch, nuts, toffee…use your imagination and a total of 1 ½ cups of whatever you mix in.

And if you’re making these right now…add candy corn on top for Halloween!

Easy Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

These Easy Butterscotch Pudding Cookies have just a few ingredients and are the perfect cookie! Pudding mix keeps them soft for days and you can use any flavor pudding you like...but don't forget the chocolate chips and candy corn for Halloween!
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 24
Serving Size


  • 1 package Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 box approximately 3.4 ounces Instant Butterscotch Pudding Mix
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips see note
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips see note
  • 1 cup candy corn optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Mix cookie mix, eggs, butter and pudding mix in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or you can use a hand mixer. Mix on medium speed until it’s a smooth cookie dough. Add white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and stir to combine.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon cookie dough balls onto prepared cookie sheets. (You can also make these smaller using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, but bake time will be affected.) Press 2 candy corn pieces on top of each cookie dough ball. Important: make sure the candy corn is in the center of the cookie and not touching the cookie sheet. They melt easily!
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until they start to get golden brown on the bottoms. Cool completely before removing from cookie sheets. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to one month.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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This post was sponsored by Krusteaz as part of my ongoing relationship with them as part of their Bakers Dozen. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Crazy for Crust possible!

Last Updated on August 28, 2019

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  1. My kids would go crazy for these cookies, I mean if I actually shared them.  I could eat them all!

  2. Love pudding cookies and LOVE that you combined butterscotch and candy corn!! Swooon!! I am totally having a “gimme all the cookies” day today!

  3. Butterscotch pudding cookies sound fantastic! And you added candy corn, which I’m currently addicted too. I want to go make cookies now!

  4. These cookies would be devoured over here Dorothy! Love that you made them with TWO mixes – so easy! And YES – craving cookies is definitely a thing around here 🙂 Good thing I’ve got such an easy recipe to turn to!

  5. Wanting cookies NOW is kind of the story of my daily life. =/
    Pudding cookies are the best, and your version looks fantastic! 

  6. We must be o n the same wavelength, Dorothy, because I just got done shooting a butterscotch pudding cookie recipe today, lol! #greatmindsthinkalike. Pudding cookies are my fave! These look delish.

  7. These were really good! But if you’re cleaning out your freezer of the cake, cheesecake & cinnamon rolls, I’ll stop by over the weekend and take some off your hands… 🙂

  8. purchased all my appliances from dears and they either arrived broken or broke within 3 months. customer service was the worst I have ever experienced. ask anyone I work with …they all know not to shop there…no wonder they are always on the verge of closing.

  9. Hummm, my mouth watered! But I live in Brazil, and we don’t have instant cookie mix (although we do have butterscotch puddin mix). What can I substitute it for? Thanks! (Love all your recipes, by the way!)