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Pecan Butterscotch Cookies

These are the quickest, tastiest cookies I've ever made. They can be varied endlessly, but I come back to this version time after time. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup complete buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • In a large bowl, beat the pancake mix, dry pudding mix, butter and egg until blended. Stir in pecans.
  • Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Editor's Note: You may substitute biscuit/baking mix for the complete buttermilk pancake mix.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 85 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Orbs
    Jun 10, 2016

    Delicious and so easy. I made these for my Mom so she could freeze them and have them on hand for company. I added instant Vanilla pudding as my grocery store didn't have Butterscotch; so added butterscotch chips. Thank you, Trisha, for sharing this recipe.

  • wkbking
    Sep 5, 2014

    I substituted coconut cream pudding mix for the butterscotch and added 1 cup of white chocolate chips. Amazing!!!

  • germanycook
    Feb 6, 2014

    I have mixed feelings about these cookies - they were quick to put together and satisfied the initial craving, but weren't really drop-dead delicious and the next day they just tasted crumbly and like 'package mix'. Don't think I would make them again.

  • ksdelong
    Sep 16, 2013

    OMG! These cookies just melt in your mouth!! Please try them!! For the butter portion---you must go by the markings on the butter stick.... Do not use just a measuring cup....... That might be why some of the ladies here didn't have too much luck. But I made a double batch when I made these.

  • ShariLewis
    Sep 16, 2013

    I was excited to try these because I love butterscotch. Super easy to make the cookie dough - BUT, I was so disappointed with the end product. This recipe definitely needs something. It has a butterscotch taste, but I agree with the reviewer that said it was like having a mouthful of dry pancake mix. This recipe will be going in the trash.

  • lisagcjackson
    May 26, 2013

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  • anghinson
    Oct 8, 2012

    I followed the recipe just as it stated and while the cookies were soft and chewy, they had no flavor and a bad after taste. Definitely a fail and I won't be making these again.

  • ladycorpse2001
    Sep 18, 2012

    I truly wish I had read ALL of the reviews before I mixed a double batch of these cookies. I took one bite and felt like I had a mouthful of pancake mix. I'm truly glad I didn't waste my box of pumpkin spice instant pudding mix.

  • anitadee1
    Aug 27, 2012

    I thought they were tasteless.No one else in family liked them either

  • royalreels
    Aug 1, 2012

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