These Butterbeer No Bake Cookies are a simple and easy cookie recipe that’s made with oatmeal, cream soda, pudding, sugar, and more! Harry Potter fans will love the mix of butterscotch, vanilla, and toffee flavors!
If you’re here it’s probably because either you or someone you love is a huge Harry Potter fan! And these Butterbeer No Bake Cookies are going to rock your taste buds!
Unlike my original Butterbeer Cookies, this recipe requires zero baking which is perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to heat up the house with the oven.
This recipe is easy to make and will have every Witch and Wizard you know begging for more!
Butterbeer has a pretty distinct flavor. It’s no quite butter or butterscotch and not quite caramel or vanilla, it’s a beautiful and delicious blend of them all!
This no bake cookie recipe uses butterscotch pudding, butter flavor, and cream soda to help bring that butterbeer flavor to life!
Like most no bake cookies, the base of the recipe is sugar, butter, and oatmeal. However, this recipe is nut free and uses a mix of powdered milk and pudding mix to hold them together.
Want to add a little crunch to your cookies? I highly recommend topping them with toffee bits. And Lightning Bolt Sprinkles for a true Harry Potter vibe!
This Butterbeer No Bake Cookie recipe is super easy to make! You’ll need a large saucepan, wax or parchment paper, and a mixing spoon. I also like to use a medium cookie scoop for evenly sized cookies.
How To Make Them
- Melt & Boil: The sugar, cream soda, and butter will need to melt and come to a rolling boiling.
- Combine: After boiling, remove from heat and stir in the oatmeal, pudding mix, powdered milk, and butter flavoring.
- Drop: Place scoops of the cookie mixture out on parchment paper and allow to harden for at least one hour.
Expert Tip: Try to avoid making no-bake cookies when it’s really humid or raining as it makes it hard for them to fully set. If you can’t avoid the weather, then place your cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the refrigerator to help them set.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are my no bake cookies so soft?
It is usually one of two reasons. The first being the weather and there being too much moisture in the air. The second being that you didn’t let the butter mixture boil quite long enough.
Do I have to use powdered milk?
Yes and no, you can’t omit it from the recipe, but you can substitute it with powdered coffee creamer.
What If I don’t have butterscotch pudding?
You can also use caramel pudding to make butterbeer no bake cookies.
Do I use cook & serve pudding or instant?
For this recipe you’re going to want to use instant pudding powder. Do not prepare the pudding before adding it to the mix.
Can you freeze no bake cookies?
Absolutely! make the recipe as directed and let them fully set before putting them in a freezer bag and squeezing out any excess air. Sit at room temperature to thaw. Enjoy within 3 months.
Can you make them without cream soda?
Yes, simply substitute for milk.
More Butterbeer Recipes
- Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes
- Butterbeer Pancakes
- Easy Butterbeer Muddy Buddies
- Butterbeer Poke Cake
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Butterbeer No Bake Cookies
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar and soda. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 1 minute stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in the butter flavoring, vanilla, oatmeal, powdered milk, and dry pudding mix until fully combined.
- Use a medium cookie scoop or your mixing spoon to drop the mixture onto parchment paper.
- Allow the cookies to sit for 1 hour to firm up. If it's raining or humid, place the cookies in the refrigerator.
- Try to avoid making no-bake cookies when it’s really humid or raining as it makes it hard for them to fully set. If you can’t avoid the weather, then place your cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the refrigerator to help them set.
- Powdered milk can be substituted for powdered coffee creamer.
- Make sure you use INSTANT pudding.
- If you do not have cream soda, milk can be used.