Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

These cookies are the perfect holiday treat because of their spicy ginger and warm butterscotch flavors.

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12
Servings
319
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • Two 3 1/2-ounce packages cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3 Teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Combine the flour, pudding mixes, ginger, baking powder, and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Decorate as desired. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
91µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
90mg
9%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
103µg
26%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
113mg
16%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
151mg
10%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
14g
1%

Butter Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Butter Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.