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
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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!

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

      1. No i learned when i got married.

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

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

      4. What a tremendous blessing.

      5. Yes for sure

  2. Ahhh love them Lana….so cute 😊

    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!

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

      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 🙂

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

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

  3. Sheryl says:

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

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

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

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