Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookies

September 21: Pecan Cookie Day

Islander’s favorite ice cream flavor is butter pecan. So it is no surprise that she likes butter pecan cookies, too. Not only do they taste great, but they contain just four ingredients and are so easy and quick to make. Butter pecan cookies are similar to shortbread and have a buttery-crumb texture. They are not overly sweet, which is nice so the nutty flavor comes through. And the vibrant cookie color adds a festive fall hue on a party (or personal) plate. As the summer ice cream season comes to a close, celebrate with an autumn, afternoon or anytime snack by baking a batch of butter pecan cookies for Pecan Cookie Day.


(Adapted from Taste of Home)


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup pecan chips


In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, then add the butterscotch pudding mix. Blend well.

Butter Pecan Cookies

Add the flour. Fold in the pecan chips. Form the cookie dough into a ball. Pinch out 1 – 1 ½ -inch of the dough and roll into a ball. Place on foil-lined greased cookie sheets.

Butter Pecan Cookies

Flatten the balls with the bottom of a lightly-floured glass or with the palm of your hand. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Cool completely on a wire rack. Yield: Approximately 2 ½ dozen cookies.

Butter Pecan Cookies


  • For a nuttier or chunkier cookie, substitute pecan chips with coarsely chopped pecans.
  • For a sweeter cookie, add ¼ – ½ cup toffee bits.
  • Search our blog for other recipes containing pecans.