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Butterscotch Pecan Slices Recipe

Butterscotch Pecan Slices Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 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


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. 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 in plastic wrap. 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. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 101 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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DMRJMJ User ID: 8435558 234087
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"Pretty good, but I thought slightly lacking in butterscotch flavor - I would make some sort of adjustment next batch."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 27439
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"WOW! These were fabulous! A great introduction to ice box cookies (my first batch). We made them with real butter and I can't see another batch made with margarine turning out as nice. Had to add about a 1/4 cup more flour to mine, but that's completely dependent on the day's humidity, not the recipe. I found this made about a dozen more than the recipe claims, but my 7" logs might have been long... The cookies were starting to turn brown after 8 minutes, so be watchful while they cook. HINTS that I discovered: Cut open an empty paper towel roll or multiple toilet paper rolls to create a sleeve to keep the dough in while in the fridge - keeps the dough round. And, when cutting the cookies, rotate dough by 1/4 turn after each cut to keep the log round. Thanks for the great recipe!"

joyousdeeous User ID: 2079311 29467
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"These remind me of old fashioned ice box cookies that my Mom always made year round. Yum!!!"

shelleyjCA2AZ User ID: 219453 203473
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"what a great cookie....thanks for your recipe!"

xicota User ID: 944314 31680
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"A nice little "ice box" cookie, as my grandma would have said. The dough keeps very well in the refrigerator. If you want to "fancy them up", sandwich two cookies together with browned-butter frosting---rich!"

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