Rating: 4 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 12 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

7 mins
22 mins
15 mins
40 cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 1-quart jar layer flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pecans, pudding mix, and butterscotch pieces; fasten lid. Include directions for making cookies with gift.


To Make Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Empty the contents of the jar into a very large bowl. Beat or stir in 3/4 cup shortening and 1/4 cup softened butter until crumbly. Use your hands to knead mixture until a dough forms. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly, smoothing edges as necessary. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

To Make Ahead:

Store jar of mix in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 3mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 14g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 2g; sugars 10g; protein 1g; vitamin a 36IU; thiamin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 0.3mg; folate 8.8mcg; sodium 54mg; potassium 11mg; calcium 11mg; iron 0.3mg.