Butterscotch Pudding Marshmallow Cookie Dough Balls

by Charlie Rioux on April 27, 2011

I’ve never heard of pudding in cookies before. When I saw Chocolate Pudding Cookies on Two Peas and Their Pod last week, it seemed so good. And then I googled it and realized there is a lot of pudding cookie recipes!

I really wanted to try making some. And since caramel is the best thing ever, I knew I’d use butterscotch pudding. But what would I add in them?
Then, I had the best idea. Ever.
Which I know since I tasted the cookies.

Butterscotch Pudding Marshmallow Cookie Dough Balls

Adaptation of Chocolate Pudding Cookies with Mini Robin Eggs, Two Peas and Their Pod

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup earth balance buttery spread (or butter), softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup golden cane sugar
  • 1 pkg (99g) instant butterscotch pudding
  • 2 flax eggs: mix 2 tbsp flax seeds, grounded, and 6 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Mini marshmallows (regular or vegan, approximately 1/2 cup)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare flax eggs and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, beat sugars and earth balance with a hand mixer until creamy. Add the pudding mix, vanilla and flax eggs and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Make heaping tbsp balls of dough with your hands, adding 3 mini marshmallows to each, making the balls so the marshmallows are on top. Place on the baking sheet, do not flatten.
Bake for 10-12 minutes (they should be golden under).

Note: If you want the cookies to stay into balls, make sure there are no cracks. Otherwise, they won’t be balls but they’ll still be tasty ;-). When making the balls, take the dough and add the marshmallows before forming the balls.

Makes 20 cookies

These were supposed to be cookies and they became cookie dough balls! If you’ve never had dough balls, they are cooked on the outside but still have the yummy dough texture on the inside. Yummy :-).

They are just sweet enough and have the delicious butterscotch pudding flavor, which is perfect combined with melted marshmallows!
Adding pudding in cookies is genius.

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