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Butterscotch Pecan Slices

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

4 dozen

I love the rich, buttery flavor these crisp cookies get from pecans and brown sugar. Once the dough is in the refrigerator, I can have freshly baked cookies in just minutes. For a gathering or when company drops in, I'm prepared with a tasty treat. —Esther Thys, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Butterscotch Pecan Slices Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, divided

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Shape into two 7-in. rolls; wrap each and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with remaining nuts; press gently. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 50 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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