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Butterscotch Gingerbread People

Butterscotch Gingerbread People

Butterscotch Gingerbread People

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Butterscotch Gingerbread People
4.5 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Cutout CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Traditional gingerbread cookies with a butterscotch flavor. The use of pudding mix makes them very moist.


  • 1 small box butterscotch pudding mix (cook & serve)

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • decorations or icing


  • Cream pudding mix, butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat egg in. Add dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until very firm (2 hours or more). Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Roll out on a well-floured board and cut with cookie cutters. If you find the dough to be sticky, try rolling out between two sheets of waxed paper. Add candy buttons, cinnamon candy hearts or other decorations as desired.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes and cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  • Cookies may then be decorated with icing as desired.
  • Makes approximately 12 large gingerbread people, or many more smaller ones, depending on size of cookie cutters.


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I tried this recipe for the first time this year, and I have had nothing but compliments and requests for the recipe!
- Karen in Michigan

This was the best recipe I made from my Christmas cookies last year. It was fantastic and can't wait to make them again this year!!!
- A Baker

Make sure you use cook and serve pudding. When you mix all together it was like crushed graham crackers but after reading reviews we added a touch of milk. Turned out excellent. 7 minutes and they are perfect. A great cookie when the kids eat them as fast as they come off the trays.
- Allison Volkenant

These cookies are delicious! I just finished baking another batch because my boyfriend LOVES them, and I needed more for my cookie gifts!
- cheryl
My grandma makes these every year and thought they are quite sticky, they are no the worst I've seen. They are very good and can be great presents.
- A Baker
dough was very sticky, had to had so much more flour to keep it from being to sticky to roll. Made the other ingredients wash out. Experienced baker here not a new person.
- A Baker
very easy to make and great tasting! Could not find butterscotch pudding mix so I used vanilla and it was fine.
- Martha in NC
- A Baker
I made these cookies for the first time this year. They were easy to make and my grandsons loved them. I like how the butterscotch flavor balances against the ginger/cinnamon spices. I am making another batch today because I know that little children visiting us over the holidays will find these cookies their favorite. One suggestion I make is to put the dough between floured parchment paper when rolling. The cutout cookies will lift easier from that surface than from a floured counter top. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
- A Baker
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