Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

Looking for another  pudding cookie recipe?  These Butterscotch Pudding Cookies will satisfy any sweet and salty cravings you might have today!

Butterscotch Pudding Cookies from www.insidebrucrewlife.com -butterscotch pudding and pretzel pieces give these cookies a fun sweet and salty twist

Today I am sitting in the airport after attending the Build Your Blog conference in Salt Lake City. My brain is swirling with all the things I learned and the lack of sleep.  But what a fun (and quick) weekend!

I got to meet so many bloggers that I have been “stalking” over the years, and they are just as sweet in person as they are on their blogs.  I also got to meet so many people that read my blog….you girls totally filled my bucket this weekend!  I heart all of you for making me feel like a rock star!  I can’t wait to meet back up with all of you in June at BlogHer.

Butterscotch Pudding Cookies from www.insidebrucrewlife.com -butterscotch pudding and pretzel pieces give these cookies a fun sweet and salty twist

Maybe some cookies when I get home will help me think through everything I learned this weekend.  Lately every time I make cookies I get the urge to throw pudding into the batter.   These Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies started this crazy attraction to pudding cookies. Last fall I made these Butterscotch Pudding Cookies and shared them on I Heart Naptime…can you believe  that I never shared them here???

I have 3 hours of layover time today, so I thought I would share this pudding cookie recipe for your kitchen.  If you are a sweet and salty fan, these cookies are for you.  Soft, chewy butterscotch pudding cookies filled with butterscotch and chocolate chips and crunchy bits of salty pretzels.  Are you tracking with me here?

The pudding mix in the batter keeps the cookies soft, even days later.  (Although let’s be honest…cookies never last long in a house with 3 kids.)  When I bought the butterscotch pudding, I knew I wanted something else to pair with it since butterscotch can be overly sweet.  I grabbed a bag of pretzels thinking that the salt from those would balance out the sweetness.  It was the perfect mix of sweet and salty in every bite.

Maybe it’s a good thing my kids are cookie monsters…less pudding cookies for me to chow down on.


Here are a few other pudding cookies that we like to munch on:

Coconut S’mores Pudding Sandwiches

Peppermint Mocha Pudding Cookies

M&M Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

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Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 48 cookies

Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

Butterscotch pudding and pretzels give these cookies a fun twist.


1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. quick oats
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 (3.4 oz.) box instant butterscotch pudding
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips
1 c. coarsely crushed pretzels


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again.
  2. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pudding mix. Slowly mix into the butter mixture until thoroughly combined. Do not over mix. Stir in the chips and pretzels by hand.
  3. Drop by small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in a sealed container.

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    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I am so glad you and I can be crazy pudding cookie ladies together! BYB was so fun…I wish you could have been there too! June is going to be so much fun!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Pudding is the number one thing I add to everything lately :-) I’m kind of addicted! Isn’t sweet and salty the best???

  1. says

    I’m loving all of the mix ins you added in this recipe. Oats, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pretzels, and butterscotch pudding?! Holy yum. And if you ever want to send your kids to my kitchen to help eat all of the baked goods I find myself devouring, I would be more than happy to share. I’m sure my waistline would appreciate that too. :)
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  2. Martha R says

    I’ve made butterscotch pudding cookies before, and they were a huge hit at the party (Lots of requests for the recipe)……but the addition of pretzels sounds yummy!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Thanks Erin. Pudding definitely makes cookies so much softer and chewier! I will have to check out your cookies too!!!

  3. Rebecca says

    I’m not really a big fan of butterscotch, but I really like pudding cookies and adding pretzels sounds delicious. Do you think it would work with chocolate pudding and chocolate chips?


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