Friday, December 11, 2009

Butterscotch Gingerbread Men...oh yum!

I decided to try this recipe from my Gooseberry Patch christmas book.  I plan on spending some time going through my Christmas books today trying to find some of our old favorites and new things to try for the holidays.  Next week I plan a big trip to the store to get ready.  After 19 years of marriage I will be hosting my family in our home for the first time ever.  We will have appetizers and desserts on Christmas Eve and have a gift exchange.   I can't wait I'm so excited!

I made these for the kids after school this week and they were a big hit.  I chose to decorate them simply with just a dusting of white sparkling sugar.  They were very easy to make I only made one small change.

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

1/2 cup of butter softened
1/2 cup of brown sugar
3/4 oz. package of cook and serve butterscotch pudding
1 egg beaten
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. of baking soda
1 1/2 tsp of ground ginger *see note
1 tsp of cinnamon

Blend together butter, brown sugar and pudding mix; add egg.  Mix in remaining ingredients.  Chill for 30 minutes.  Roll out to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface; cut with cookie cutters as desired.  Arrange on greased baking sheets and bake for 8 - 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Makes one dozen. 

** I decreased my ginger so it would be a little less gingery, not everyone likes gingerbread and I think these are a nice alternative. 

recipe from Gooseberry Patch Christmas in the Country

Have a wonderful weekend, I'll be back with more pictures soon!



  1. Nice recipe. Came over from Amy's. Loved the name of your blog. Cute, cute, cute! Enjoyed myself here!
    Blessings, Linda
    Prairie Flower

  2. Those look and sound yum! I'll have to try this this weekend!

  3. My kiddo's LOVE gingerbread.. I'm book marking this recipe, as I do not have the book. Of course, I'm thinking I really need to pick up a few of those Gooseberry cookbooks.

  4. i have that cookbook. i'll have to try that recipe.

  5. Ohhhh...I'm going to have to try this recipe :) I'm not a huge fan of gingerbread, but if this is a great alternative, then I'm up for making them :) Congrats on also getting to host the festivites on Christmas Eve :)

  6. mmmmmmmm I can almost taste those ! I must try this ! TFS and thanks for stoppin' by my lil ol blog spot. Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  7. Thanks a bunch for sharing our recipe and your photos here, Carey!

    Here's a handy link to the book you mentioned, in case anyone wants more information.

    Thanks again!