Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies

I am on a pudding cookie kick. I recently made Banana Pudding Cookies and fell in love. I was tempted to make them again, but you know I always love creating new cookie recipes. So instead, I made Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies.

I am usually not the hugest butterscotch fan. I like the flavor, but it isn’t my favorite. Well, these cookies are my favorite. Maybe top 10 cookie of all time! Wow, did I just type that? Don’t quote me because I don’t want my other cookies’ feelings to get hurt, but these Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies are high up there on the list. I love them!

The butterscotch pudding adds the perfect flavor to these cookies. My chocolate drawer was getting too full, I couldn’t shut it, so I decided to do some cleaning and throw in chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips. The triple threat of chips makes these cookies insanely good! Don’t hold back, make sure you add in the triple threat of chips!

The cookies are fantastic right out of the oven. I never can wait for cookies to cool. I mean, who really does wait for a cookie to cool before eating? If you have the willpower, please send me your secret. I enjoyed a few fresh cookies and put the rest of the cookies away. Out of sight, out of mind. Yeah, that never really works for me when cookies are involved, but I try:)

We did manage to save some cookies and you know what? They are just as good a few days later. I am telling you that butterscotch pudding in the cookie dough is money! It keeps the cookies super soft. These cookies are pretty much perfect. They are great for any occasion too-back to school, birthdays, bake sales, or every day dessert!

Make these cookies. Like right now. I still see you sitting there. GO! These Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies are screaming your name!

Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies

Super soft butterscotch cookies with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips.
5 from 3 votes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3.4 oz package butterscotch instant pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
  • Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in butterscotch pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips.
  • Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • Note-these cookies will stay fresh for days in an air-tight container, thanks to the pudding! Enjoy!

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  1. I love the pudding cookie kick you’ve been on and butterscotch is a fave flavor of mine, right along with white choc & semi sweet!

  2. Between these and the banana pudding cookies… I don’t know which to make first Maria! Butterscotch and Banana flavors are my favorites.. I’d take them over chocolate anyway! Butterscotch and white (and semi sweet) chocolate are such a great combination!

  3. Oooh these look good. I LOVE butterscotch cookies! And I’m a new believer in the pudding too, what a difference it makes in keeping them soft for DAYS!

  4. Ok… these look too freakin’ awesome! You don’t see butterscotch (a favorite of mine) used very often, so I’m thrilled to see these chips in there!

  5. Itโ€™s hard to find well-informed people for this topic, however, you seem like you know what youโ€™re talking about! Thanks

  6. Ya know, you are totally ruining any chance of me getting to my goal weight!!!! LOL…. Banana pudding now my other favorite Butterscotch?? Mercy, I’ll be forever on the bike and the mat!! Oh but so worth it, off to the store to restock supplies for a day of baking cookies. Football starts officially tonight.. this will be a good treat for the girls!! All widows that gather for football when we can!
    Thank you, love this blog!!

  7. When you posted banana pudding cookies, I instantly wanted to make a version with white chocolate pudding mix. I have a stash in the cupboard just waiting for something like this!

  8. Butterscotch pudding used to be my favorite flavor and now you put that into a cookie? I don’t even know what to say!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Butterscotch is one of my all time favorite flavors. Not even kidding.

    (in related news, I have the palate of a grandmother. I also love rice pudding, any hard candies, and lemon meringue pie)

    I am definitely making these, pudding cookies are the best!!

  10. Wow! I love the way the multiple colors of the chips make the cookies look so festive! Going to make these this fall for sure.

  11. I’m totally making these soon!! I love butterscotch…and if you don’t like them that much and these cookies are in your top 10 then I must make them!!

  12. Perfect solution. You know, I don’t really like butterscotch all that much either and I’ve had this bag of butterscotch chips staring at me (I bought them on one of “those” shopping trips where you’re convinced in your head that you like something and that it sounds great…then you get home, pop a couple in your mouth…yup, still don’t really like those all that much). I’ll have to give this a whirl!

  13. I love butterscotch flavor and I’m sure the pudding just makes these cookies so extra soft, just the way I like them!

  14. Butterscotch is usually not at the top of my list, either. But I have found that I like the chips in cookies, too. These sound like another must-try!

  15. OH YUMMY!! I wonder if these would work if you use pudding that is already made??? there is a sale at the store.. $0.79 for a 4 pack of butterscotch pudding!! and I have all the other ingredients except for all of the “chips” ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I absolutely love what pudding mix does to cookies but I’ve only tried vanilla–need to experiment with other flavors (esp bc i LOVE butterscotch!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Everyone keeps going on about how delicious pudding cookies are – perhaps I’ll have to give these a go! Beautiful pictures, as always!

  18. Looks great!! Can you do a recipe using lemon pudding mix in a cookie? I wanted to make your banana pudding cookies but bought lemon cookie mix instead.

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I made the banana cookies the other day, and just made these. Both are super good. Everyone who tries them loves ’em! Yum!

  20. I can not wait to make these!! My husband loves butterscotch, and I love chocolate, so these will go over so well!

  21. You have a CHOCOLATE drawer?! Wow, sounds great! These look fantastic – I’ve never tried pudding cookies before!

  22. this is PERFECT because i actually have butterscotch pudding in my pantry!! usually i wouldn’t ever have that but for some reason, i went and bought them and never used them. yay ๐Ÿ™‚ these cookies will be baked up soon! they look so delicious and the fact that they’re one of your top 10s now means it’s super delicious!

  23. mmm….butterscotch sounds so yummy right now, I’ll have to make these for my dad he LOVES butterscotch pudding ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I love pudding cookies! And I always eat them right out of the oven. Does it mean I have no self control?

  25. What a great idea! for now I just have semi-sweet chocolate chips, I need to add white chocolate and butterscotch chips to my shopping list.

  26. So I was planning on making Martha Stewart’s Butterscotch White Chocolate Chip cookies this weekend, and then I saw this recipe. I wonder what these would taste like with cinnamon chips instead of chocolate ones??

  27. Super yummy! Made two batches tonight and they are a big hit with the family! Taking another batch into work tomorrow. Thank you!

  28. When we were little and used to go on road trips, my dad would hide a big bag of Werther Originals under his seat and ration them out to us to keep us quiet…I never think to do Butterscotch anymore, but now you’ve definitely got me craving it! Perhaps some cookie baking will be in order this weekend.

  29. These are so amazing … my roommates are fighting over them now. I live in an apartment with a tragically tiny kitchen and a tiny oven that can’t even produce these as fast as they’re being eaten.

  30. I want to make these, but am only finding My-T-Fine butterscotch pudding mix, which is a 3 oz box. Will that work? Or should I buy two boxes and weigh .4 ounces from second box. Thanks!

  31. *Sorry – posted this on the banana pudding cookies recipe – had it open to check out the recipe and posted by accident – can’t figure out how to delete the comment!!*

    So I went to FIVE grocery stores to track down INSTANT butterscotch pudding, and still didnโ€™t find any. Iโ€™m home sick today from work (although doc gave me a clean bill of health โ€“ just allergies getting me down), and I really wanted to make these. So I ended up buying regular old butterscotch pudding, not instant. Turned out just fine. These are AMAZING!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe. Just discovered your blog recently, and I love everything.

    1. I deleted for you:) Thanks for commenting here! I am glad you liked the cookies and thanks for following our blog!

  32. OH! And I halved the recipe (I’m only one person, and don’t need to consume THAT many cookies at the same time – and I know myself…I totally would if they were around), used the whole box of pudding mix out of laziness, and made 2 dozen, froze the leftover cup. Came out great.

  33. I just made these and instead of white chocolate chips I added crushed pretzels instead for that sweet/salty mix…sooo delicious! Hubby loved them!!

  34. I tried these out yesterday and doubled the recipe so I could have 6 dozen for a holiday cookie exchange party. I used “cook and serve” pudding mix, not instant, and it worked fine– they came out very well, nice and moist and a nice combination of flavors. I’m eating leftovers today and I just popped one in the microwave for about 10 seconds and it was perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Hey! These look great but I have one problem: I only have cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix (not instant) and since I live expat I can’t buy any at the store. Do you think it would work the same with the cook and serve, or not?

  36. Where can you find butterscotch instant pudding? I can only find sugar free instant and cook and serve butterscotch pudding ๐Ÿ™

  37. This may sound like a dumb question but I’m wondering about the pudding mix. Do you just add the dry mix or do you make the pudding mix and then add it?

  38. Add peanut butter chips in there too and these are amazing cookies! all the different chips make your taste buds explode!

  39. Thank you so much for this recipe! I too, am not usually a fan of butterscotch, but this pregnancy, has me craving it, and these were perfect! I actually used 2 1oz packages of the dry pudding mix, and then one butterscotch pudding cup, and they turned out great! They don’t look exactly like yours, instead more rounded, but AMAZING!

  40. I made this recipe when I came across it last year for Thanksgiving. All of my family LOVED it!! I just made them again today and everyone was so excited to be able to eat them again. lol I stand by this recipe so much that I featured your blog, recipe, and site in my blog’s post for today. I hope that you might swing by and check it out. I hope that I represented you well! I now add pudding to all my cookies!! Thanks again.

  41. Hello! So I just made these tonight (using parchment paper on top of my beloved Wilton baking sheets) and the flavor was AMAZING! However, the first tray came out like lumps and the tops of the cookies didn’t bake all the way. I flattened all the cookies after that before baking them and they baked completely, but they still look far different from yours. Do you use the Silpat baking mat you mention in the recipe? I was looking into them and a lot of reviewers said that the baking mats made their cookies very flat and “professional looking” (a few people disliked this, but most thought it was an advantage). I am a novice baker and would appreciate any advice! Also your brown butter salted caramel snickerdoodles helped me gain mucho points with family and friends this Christmas! Every recipe I’ve read on here has been fantastic!

  42. Hello! I tried to post a comment last week but it seems that it mysteriously disappeared? I made these cookies and the flavor was AMAZING but my cookies turned out like little balls instead of cookies. After the first tray, I flattened the cookies down before baking them but they didn’t seem to flatten at all during baking. I used parchment paper over Wilson baking sheets (which are fairly new, but not brand new). Did you use the Silpat baking mat for these? I am very interested in buying one but upset that I will have to buy new baking sheets to use it because the sizes don’t match my current set of baking sheets. Thanks!

  43. Well whoops! Just saw my comment did post and you replied to it. Thank you! Sorry for the excessive number of comments!

  44. This is the second pudding cookie of Maria’s I have tried. Both times, the dough to filler ratio was off- too many chips in this recipe to hold them together. I’ll have to remember thar for next time, but they taste great!

  45. These cookies are AWESOME!!! I make them for everything and everyone LOVES them..even my husband that doesn’t like butterscotch. I’m currently out of butter, so I’m going to try them with margarine tonight. Fingers crossed they turn out as well!

  46. 5 stars
    I have made these many times and they are awesome! I have a question though our store only had low-fat sugar-free butterscotch pudding which I donโ€™t want to use
    ย If I were to make homemade butterscotch pudding how much would I need to add instead of a box?ย 
    ย I making six dozen of these for a cookie swap next week and I know that sometimes finding the butterscotch pudding and chips could be a challengeย 

    1. You just need the powder from the mix, not the pudding so I don’t think homemade will work. Sorry! Maybe try another store? Butterscotch pudding is usually easy to find for me! I hope you can find it!

  47. I made these with cinnamon chips and semi sweet chocolate chips and they were delicious! ย I also did them as bars in a pan bc I was feeling lazy – they are so soft and yummy.

  48. This is one of my all time favorite cookie recipes. It makes me so happy to make and people ALWAYS love them. Either Jello stopped making butterscotch instant pudding or all stores around me have stopped selling it. Do you have any tips on how to replace it? I worry that vanilla pudding wouldn’t be as delicious. Do you have a homemade hack for instant pudding?

  49. 5 stars
    I just read Chrissie’s comment about not able to find Jello brand butterscotch instant pudding. I happened to have a box in my pantry, wanted to use it before it expired. That led me to this recipe. I’m normally not a cookie fan but wanted to do something, to comfort myself from this crazy times, Anyway, good recipe. I ended up backing them into mini cupcakes. Very moist. I reduced the sugar by 1/4 already. I may reduce the to 1/2 next time. Thank you for this recipe.

  50. These cookies are amazing. I love the fact that they aren’t stale and ready to be tossed after the second day–still soft and delicious!
    Can this cookie dough be frozen? If so, what’s the process for thawing and baking?

    1. So glad you loved the cookies. Yes, you can freeze the dough. Roll into balls, place on a tray in the freezer for 30 minutes until hard, and then transfer to a freezer bag or container. When ready to bake, preheat oven and pull out of the freezer. You don’t have to defrost, just add a few minutes to the baking time.