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Glazed butter pecan cookies on a wooden platter.

Glazed Butter Pecan Cookies

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


My Glazed Butter Pecan Cookies are flavored with butterscotch and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze brimming with crunchy pecans, for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth, buttery bite!


  • 3/4 cups butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 325F°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the butterscotch chips in a blender and pulverize them to a coarse powder. Set them aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter, powdered sugar, and salt together until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Add in the blended butterscotch chips and mix until incorporated.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour until combined. The mixture will be dry.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the dough out and roll it into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with all the dough, spacing the balls about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  6. Bake the cookies for 17-20 minutes until lightly golden at the edges.
  7. Remove from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.


  1. Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk together with a whisk.
  2. Add in the pecans. Top each cookie with about 1 tablespoon of the glaze.
  3. Allow the glaze to set up before serving.


  • You can glaze the cookies warm or cool. I like to glaze them when they are completely cooled because the glaze won’t melt off as much. If you glaze them warm you will have a much thinner glaze on the cookie.
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