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Butter Crunch Cookies

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
    about 8 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 153 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Dawn
    Feb 15, 2021

    I made these at least 4 times once I made them for our church carnival for the cake raffle and one of the ladies win them and she saud that they were so delicious that she ate them all so I made her daughter a few later and she loved them. One if the sisters at my other church lived them. These are always a hit.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    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
    May 5, 2014

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

  • katywhip
    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
    Dec 14, 2013

    These are easy and delicious.

  • Alice1943
    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
    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!

  • neon6
    Jun 18, 2012

    No comment left

  • phyllishoverson
    Dec 18, 2011

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

  • sule
    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 .