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Butterscotch Pecan Cookies Recipe

Butterscotch Pecan Cookies

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"These cookies have as much butterscotch flavor as a cookie could possibly have. They are also very easy to make."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, instant pudding and flour. Add oil and egg, mix until well blended. Stir in the pecans and butterscotch chips. Batter will be somewhat crumbly.
  3. Scoop cookies with a small ice cream scoop or compress 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are just starting to brown. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing from baking sheet to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 05, 2006

These have such a buttery good flavor. I didn't even have a butter mix, in fact, I had probably the cheapest mix on the market...a yellow cake mix from ALDI'S and they still came out wonderful. I also had a store brand butterscotch pudding (3.5 oz) so I did remove a tbsp. of the flour. Just tossed in a combo of choc. chips and M&Ms. What I loved about this recipe is that the dough is not sticky, and therefore, can be shaped so uniformly. A great recipe even with cheapo, cheapo ingredients. A snap to whip up. In my case, SUPER-DUPER economical cookie to give to the neighbors. I would recommend waiting a minute or so before removing from the sheets.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2003

These were the sweetest cookies I have ever made. Unless you are a butterscotch fanatic, I wouldn't recommend this recipe.


12 Ratings

Dec 10, 2003

MMmmmmmm! I love butterscotch and these are great! Very easy to make too :-)

May 30, 2005

I have made these twice and my family loves them. I did not have butterscotch chips so I used chocolate chips instead. Very good. I want to try chocolate cake mix with chocolate pudding for another time, maybe with peanutbutter chips?

Jun 09, 2003

This was great, my family really loved this and i had to make it for both my children's classes at school.

Jan 03, 2008

These are GREAT- I made a batch of these cookies and they were gobbled up so fast, I had to make a second batch the next day.

Dec 15, 2003

These cookies turned out great. Just the right taste of butter. My husband loved them.

Dec 23, 2010

Both my family and I have serious sweet tooths, but even we thought these were much too sweet! If you make these cookies either eliminate the butterscotch pudding mix or the butterscotch chips. The two together are just too much.


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  • Calories
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 18.5 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 275 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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