Butterscotch Pumpkin Pudding Cookies are a soft and sweet treat packed with butterscotch morsels, pumpkin spice flavor, and chewy goodness in every bite. These pumpkin spice pudding cookies are made with simple ingredients, come together in under 30 minutes, and can easily be enjoyed all year long!
These soft and delectable butterscotch cookies are made using a box of pumpkin pudding mix, making this an easy recipe to whip up on a whim! These pumpkin butterscotch cookies are simply delicious and packed with your favorite Fall-inspired flavors.
Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Pumpkin is such a huge fall favorite when it comes to flavors, but it can be enjoyed all year long! You can find so many different pumpkin-flavored recipes ranging from Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies to Pumpkin Waffles, Pumpkin Soup, and even Pumpkin Milkshakes. There is a universal love for all things pumpkin spice, so expect these cookies to become an instant favorite!
Why we think you will love Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies!
If we have not sold you on the idea of making these cookies just yet, then maybe these top three reasons will!
- Minimal ingredients. This recipe uses less than 10 ingredients from start to finish and that includes the optional addition of chopped walnuts. The ingredients are also pretty basic, so you may have most of them in your kitchen already.
- There is no chill time. While a lot of cookie recipes will ask you to chill your dough for 10 minutes or longer, this recipe doesn’t! That means you can start mixing the dough up right now and have a warm cookie in your hand in no time.
- These are soft cookies. Made with golden edges and a pillowy center, these fluffy cookies are perfectly soft and tender, creating an almost melt in-your-mouth experience. The pudding mix is the special ingredient that creates a perfectly soft and scrumptious cookie.
Butterscotch Pumpkin Cookies Ingredients
Butter: You will need ½ cup of softened butter, this is equal to one stick.
Brown sugar: Use 1 cup of brown sugar to make these cookies sweet and chewy.
Pudding: You will want 1 small box of pumping spice-flavored Jello pudding mix. This is a 3.4-ounce box, and you will only need the dry mix, do not prepare the actual pudding.
Pumpkin puree: You will need ½ cup of pumpkin puree to get a wonderfully fresh pumpkin taste in every cookie.
Eggs: Use 2 large eggs to bind the dough together well.
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract will help to enhance the flavors in this dough nicely.
Baking soda: To help these cookies leaven properly, use 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda..
Flour: You will need 2 cups of all-purpose flour for the base of these cookies.
Butterscotch chips: Use 1 cup of butterscotch morsels to help make give these cookies a rich taste in every bite.
Walnuts: Adding in ½ cup of chopped walnuts will give us a nice texture and subtle crunch. This is an optional ingredient and can be omitted for a nut-free dessert.
How to make Butterscotch Pumpkin Pudding Cookies
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
Make Cookie Dough
Next, in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Then, add in the baking soda, flour, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
After that, add the butterscotch morsels and the nuts (if desired) and stir to combine.
Proceed to scoop the dough out into 1 inch sized balls of cookie dough.
Place the cookie dough balls evenly spaced on your baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Let cool completely.
Serve and enjoy!
Butterscotch Pumpkin Pudding Cookies
- ½ cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 box (3.4oz) Pumpkin Spice Jell-O pudding mix
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup butterscotch morsels
- ½ cup chopped walnuts *optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat or spray with non-stick cookign spray, set aside.
- Cream the butter, sugar, pudding, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla together.
- Add the baking soda, flour and salt and mix thoroughly. I use a KitchenAid mixer, but a hand mixer or simply a wooden spoon would work well too!
- Add in the butterscotch morsels and the nuts. Mix to combine.
- Scoop 1" rounds of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. My first batch was perfect at 12 minutes, but after the pan was hot, I only cooked the other batches for 10 minutes. I like soft cookies!
What If I can’t find Pumpkin Pudding Mix?
If you can’t find pumpkin spice flavored instant pudding mix in your grocery store’s baking aisle, then you can swap it out for a box of vanilla pudding mix instead. Just use 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in the recipe to replace the spices from the pudding mix, and these cookies should still turn out to taste fantastic.
Can I freeze pumpkin butterscotch cookies?
Yes, these cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container. I recommend letting the cookies cool completely before freezing to help prevent them from sticking to each other. When you are ready to eat, just place a cookie on the counter and wait a few minutes for it to come to room temperature.
How long are butterscotch chip cookies good for?
These cookies are good for up to 5 days if kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
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These soft and chewy butterscotch pumpkin pudding cookies are a perfect fall favorite treat to enjoy when you want something sweet. Packed with delicious spices and warm flavors, this is a cookie recipe that you’re going to want to keep handy all season long.