Butterscotch Pecan Shortbread Cookie Mix

Butterscotch-Pecan Shortbread Cookie Mix in jar with ookies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
22 mins
40 cookies


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • cup chopped toasted pecans

  • 1 4-serving-size package butterscotch instant pudding and pie filling mix

  • 1 cup butterscotch-flavor pieces


  1. 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 (per serving)

124 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 0%
Folate, total 8.8mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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