Soft and chewy cookies packed with butterscotch flavor. These cookies are perfect for any Harry Potter lover or celebration. It'll make you feel like you're at the Three Broomsticks in your very own kitchen.
Have you traveled to the Harry Potter World at Universal Florida?! I went on a bachelorette trip to Universal for my best friend a couple of years ago. It is truly what all witches and wizards dream of. Muggles are welcome too! If you have visited the Wizarding World, then you've had a hot, cold, or frozen butterbeer. If you didn't, then you seriously missed out!
Butterbeer is a staple drink in the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. She describes the drink with such detail that you can almost taste it while you read! Students from Hogwarts would buy this drink at the Three Broomsticks on their trips to Hogsmeade. The drink is said to contain the slightest alcohol content. Of course, Universal's version does not contain any alcohol.
I have dreamed of that butterscotch flavor ever since. This year as Harry Potter's birthday, which is July 31st, drew closer, I had the idea to turn this drink into a cookie. A soft and chewy cookie with butterscotch flavor that made you want to send an owl to all your friends and family!
I have worked on a chocolate chip pudding cookie recipe for years, which I plan to add to the blog soon! I knew this was the recipe I could transform to give this cookie the perfect butterscotch flavor. Pudding mixes are the best way to add flavor to baked goods. You don't need to do anything with the pudding mix other than adding it to the mixture.
So for this cookie, I added butterscotch pudding mix and butterscotch morsels. The double butterscotch flavor isn't overwhelming and is exactly how J.K. Rowling would describe it as, "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch." I decided to add white chocolate morsels to give it a slightly creamy, vanilla flavor that you would get with the whipped topping from a typical butterbeer.
Give this cookie a try for your next witch or wizard celebration. Check back soon for more Harry Potter-inspired recipes, including my take on the Butterbeer drink itself!
*This recipe can be made standard or egg and dairy-free.*
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