Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe
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Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe

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I've given this recipe to more people than any other recipe I have. These cookies are so easy to make. Cornflakes and pecans give them their delightful crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 153 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the cornflakes and pecans.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Butter Crunch Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p56

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 246374
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"I wanted to make cookies but didn't have any eggs, which it seems most cookies call for. I did a search on and found these. The recipe was simple to put together and they turned out great! I always use margarine, not butter. Also, if the recipe calls for more than 1 cup of butter, I use half margarine and half shortening. I didn't have pecans so I substituted slivered almonds. The crunch in these cookies makes them very satisfying to eat."

dublinlab User ID: 1682119 27554
Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"Excellent cookie. Mine took closer to 14 minutes to bake. I would make these again. Jt"

katywhip User ID: 2644905 43620
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"These are my new and forever favorite cookies ever! I added an egg and vanilla and cut the recipe in half. Do this and I guarantee you will love them!"

cookingat#8 User ID: 5849143 59094
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"These are easy and delicious."

Alice1943 User ID: 7427889 80340
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"These cookies are terrible, they come out thin and baked the way the recipe says, burns them to pieces. If not cooked well they fall apart. Do not go by the pictures because they don't look like that at all. They are the worse cookie I have ever made, and I make plenty of cookies. Dozens every month and always look for new ones to try. This was the worst!!!!!!!! Do you have to have four cups of corn flakes to start and the crush them or do you crush them first to make four cups. This was not in the recipe I got via my Taste of Home Cook Book. I am not depending on Taste of Home any more for cookie recipes."

Jackieb7758 User ID: 6689343 27545
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"Had to move the dough to a larger mixing bowl! So be sure to start with a large bowl! Absolutely delicious! Buttery rich! I love a cookie ith crunch!"

phyllishoverson User ID: 3591500 100306
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I really loved the flavor they put out but they were to crumbly any suggestions."

sule User ID: 1549388 71141
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"These were excellent cookies. I cut the receipe in half to do a trial and I would cut down on the sugar next time ."

Southernmama User ID: 81270 87150
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Made these for hubby to take to work. Got smart and also sent recipe. Eleven people asked for a copy. Only 14 people in the entire office; two are Marines and live in barracks!!! Out of this world, good!"

BakingIsRealFun User ID: 422913 43578
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"This is a great recipe, since I

have baked these, I have been asked for the recipe several times."

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