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Chocolate Butterscotch Cheesecake Cookies

by Courtney on May 15, 2010

Jay and I are headed to the Drive-In tonight! :-D  We’re meeting up with our friends Josh & Erika in a little while to grab some subs and head to the movies.  I love going to the drive-in when it’s nice out.  It totally makes me think back to when I was little and my parents would bring me and my brother.  We’d get there super early to get the best spot, eat lots of (unhealthy) snacks, and play games like frisbee, and whiffle ball. :)  Tonight we’re seeing Iron Man 2 and (if we can make it to movie #2) Date Night, which I really want to see!

When I found out we were heading out with friends tonight, I saw it as the perfect opportunity to do some baking!  On the menu today…

Chocolate Butterscotch Cheesecake Cookies! :-P

(**You can find the recipe at the end of the post!**)

First, you mix your butter, sugars, applesauce, vanilla, and the secret ingredient! ;)

Add your eggs (1 egg & 2 egg whites) and mix well.

Gradually add in the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.  *When a recipe calls for 1 tsp. baking soda, I’ll often do 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp baking powder.  I’ve found that the baking powder tends to keep the cookies a little “puffier” ;)

Stir in your chips – today’s selections were Semi-Sweet & Butterscotch!  YUMM :-P

When I make cookies, I like to use a cookie scoop, which helps ensure that all the cookies will be evenly distributed and in a nice, neat little ball of doughy bliss :)  I got this medium sized one from Pampered Chef.  It’s pretty sweet ;)

Ohh, you know I definitely had one right out of the oven!! :-D

Ok, so are you ready for the secret ingredient?!?!?!

PUDDING!! You can use any flavor you want and mix them with your favorite chips!  I LOVE using the cheesecake, but I’ve also done french vanilla, chocolate fudge, and butterscotch!  There’s endless possibilities! :)

Chocolate Butterscotch Cheesecake Cookies

Ingredients:

- 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened

- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

- 1/4 cup granulated sugar

- 1 pkg. Jell-o pudding & pie filling, any flavor

- 1 tsp. vanilla

- 1 egg + 2 egg whites

-2-1/4 cup flour

- 1/2 tsp baking powder

- 1/2 tsp baking soda

- 12 oz. chips, any flavor (I always add a little extra to mine ;)  I did about 7 oz. of semi-sweet & 7oz. butterscotch)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat butter, sugars, applesauce, dry pudding mix and vanilla in large bowl with an electric mixer until well blended.
  3. Add eggs and mix well.
  4. Gradually add flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Stir in chips.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from baking sheets and cool completely on wire racks.

ENJOY!! :-D

I’m out the door…hope you all have a great night!!

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1 Nancy May 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Aghh!! They look like they taste amazing. They sound really delish. I may end up yanking this recipe and making them myself. I love me some homemade cookies. Yummers.

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2 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life May 16, 2010 at 12:09 am

You must try them! They are so soft and chewy, and they stay that way for days!! Let me know if you do and how they turn out! :)

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3 Jill July 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Those cookies look delicious! I LOVE both
cheesecake and butterscotch! (and chocolate of
course) ;)

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4 Dorry August 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I love it – you are an absolute baking Queen!

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5 Courtney August 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm

LOL! :)

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6 Holly August 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

soooooooooooo jealous of your pampered chef cookie scooper- LOVE it :D
Hope you enjoy your night!!! I have never been to a drive in, but they look fun- makes me think of twister though- you know when the tornado comes thru- I don’t know why but I always do..

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7 Courtney August 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm

HAHA! I LOVED that movie! :)

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8 shannon February 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Courtney, I made these this evening and they are Awesome! Husband said they were the best cookie he ever put in his mouth. Any idea on nutritional Info? Calories,fat,etc. I figured it would not hurt to ask. Love your Blog!

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9 Julie September 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

i’ve been wanting to make these cookies, but i’ve checked in a few different grocery stores and i can’t find the cheesecake flavor jello! maybe it’s not sold on the west coast?? what’s your second favorite flavor to add? i was planning on using both butterscotch & chocolate chips like you did. thanks!

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10 Courtney September 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm

My second favorite is white chocolate! If you can’t find that, vanilla will work really well too :)

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