Guest Chef Christmas Cookie Exchange! Dolores’ Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Sweet Spiced Butterscotch Girls & Boys. Make an Extra Cookie for Their Stand. Frost, Place in Standing Position & Set with the Heat of a Blow Dryer!
Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Here’s a buttery twist to an all-time classic recipe. The addition of brown sugar and butterscotch pudding not only adds a wonderful depth of flavor, but a special softness to the texture as well. Santa will love a taste test after his descent from your chimney top–remember the milk!  The dunk is fantastic!

Dolores says, “Whenever I make these amazing cookies, the spicy aroma brings me back to childhood when I helped Mom bake and deliver them to family, neighbors and friends.”


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves



  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, pudding mixes, spices, baking powder and vanilla; 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” 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. Makes about 2 dozen.
Cookies photo source: munchkinmunchies tree photo source: perenialpassion

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow lovely! I am putting my dad’s recipe up this Sunday it is fun to see many recipes and ideas! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Lynn! Did you learn your cooking skills from dad? I’m really looking forward to these recipes!

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      1. No i learned when i got married.

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      2. This is a feat to be extremely proud of Lynn!

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      3. thanks Lana! I learned from people every where i moved!

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      4. What a tremendous blessing.

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  2. Ahhh love them Lana….so cute 😊

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    1. Thank you, Marisa! I love baking just a little bit more this time of year 🙂 However, I had to stop! My faithful Kitchenaid mixer of almost 20 years finally stopped working!

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      1. Oh no! That is a baker’s nightmare…..hopefully Santa will be good to you this coming Christmas!!! 🙂

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      2. haha! Thanks, Marisa! I may need an early arrival from Santa this year so my baking can continue! I checked my naughty & nice list & believe the nice end is a little heavier this year 🙂

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      3. I will put in a good word for you Lana !!! 🙂

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      4. Aww! Thank you, Marissa! Much appreciated! 🙂

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  3. Sheryl says:

    What a clever idea! I never would have thought of using a blow dryer to set the standing position.

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    1. Thanks, Sheryl! Glad it was helpful! Being an ex hairstylist this was the 1st thing I thought of! 🙂

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    1. Thank you!! Aren’t they adorable? 🙂

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