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Butterscotch Pecan Cookies Recipe

Butterscotch Pecan Cookies Recipe

Butterscotch Pecan Cookies have a rich buttery flavor. "No one will guess they started from convenient cake and pudding mixes," assures field editor Betty Janway of Ruston, Louisiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 package butter recipe golden cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In large bowl, combine the first five ingredients until well blended. Stir in pecans (the dough will be crumbly).
  • 2. Roll rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Pillsbury brand butter recipe cake mix.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 202 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 267670
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2017

"This worked great with Pillsbury dough! Such a good dessert recipe!"

texasterry User ID: 2684398 25078
Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"These cookies are AMAZING!!! I added 1 cup of butterscotch chips and the dough held together just fine. I will DEFINATLY be making these again!"

[email protected] User ID: 2350474 202962
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013 Edited Apr. 10, 2014

"I do a tremendous amount of baking during the holidays and I thought this recipe would be a quick one to use. I spent more time squeezing the crumbs together and trying to manipulate them into balls than I would have if I had made cookies from scratch. The flavor is good but next time I make them I will add a 1/2 tsp. caramel flavoring and make them when I have a lot more time. This is an update to the review of the recipe. I was not happy with the results of the batter the first time I made these cookies. I made them again today but I added 1T half and half and a half tsp. of caramel flavoring with the first five ingredients and the results were amazing! The dough rolled into balls easily and held together well. I rolled the balls of dough in sugar before placing them on the cookie sheet. I will use this recipe many more times!"

[email protected] User ID: 6527919 85359
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"Made these cookies for the residents at work! Many compliments!"

[email protected] User ID: 6527919 202961
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"I was just looking for any easy recipes, and boy am I happy to find this one! Just took them out of the oven. Real good! I can't wait to make them for the residents at work. I wonder if these cookies would be as good made with sugar-free pudding."

kamperking User ID: 4040451 69836
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"These cookies are delicious and so easy to make. Will make often for church coffee hour."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 70171
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"easy and tasty. I didn't have pecans, so I used 1 cup of butterscotch chips. Delicious.

I also used Duncans Hinds butter recipe cake mix. Will make again."

lacourtney User ID: 1302352 48854
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"These cookies are fabulous. My 9 year old made them for her 4-H project and won champion. She was thrilled!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 19518
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"These cookies are so yummy and ridiculously easy to bake! A new favorite of ours!

~ Theresa"

homecooker7 User ID: 100947 69816
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2008

"Can these cookies be made flatter?"

bakingmommy User ID: 1549763 52108
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2008

"These look perfect for our family reunion...thanks for the recipe!"

arthritis User ID: 3017197 85357
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2008

"These are so easy & so delicious! If you like Pecan Sandies, you will love this recipe. A keeper for sure!!!!"

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