Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

September 29, 2022
Butter pecan cake mix, chopped pecans, and butterscotch chips come together to create these super easy, super delicious Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies. Just stir, scoop, and bake. -- That's all it takes to enjoy this fabulous classic flavor combination in fun cake mix cookie form.

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Butter pecan lovers, tasty Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies are for you! And they're not just a tasty way to enjoy that classic butter-pecan combination, they're a super easy way, too.

Because using butter pecan cake mix as their base, Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies are super convenient and easy to make, requiring minimal ingredients and minimal measuring. Simply stir together a handful of basic ingredients, scoop, and bake. -- That's all it takes to enjoy that classic butter-pecan flavor combination in fun cake mix cookie form.

Butter pecan cake mix, chopped pecans, and butterscotch chips come together to create these super easy, super delicious Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies.

Butterscotch chips stirred into the dough and baked up in the cookies further amp up their rich and delicious buttery flavor. Though if you're not a fan of butterscotch chips, they can be left out as well -- and still give you a wonderfully delicious cookie. 

At our house, my husband and daughter love the cookies best with the butterscotch chips included, whereas I prefer them without. But believe me, I certainly won't turn down a Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookie with butterscotch chips in it! -- Butterscotch chips or not, these cookies are one delicious treat.

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What's to Love About This Recipe?

  • Cake mix convenience - Taking advantage of cake mix as their base makes these cookies super convenient to make. Minimal ingredients and minimal measuring!
  • Easy - Just stir together a handful of simple ingredients, scoop, and bake. -- That's all it takes to enjoy the classic butter-pecan flavor combination in fun cake mix cookie form.
  • Fabulous butter pecan flavor - Butter pecan cake mix + chopped pecans = fabulous butter pecan flavor, for sure.
  • Optional butterscotch chips - Butterscotch chips in the mix bring even more fabulous rich buttery flavor to these cookies. But they can also be left out, if you prefer. -- Your choice!

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Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookie Ingredients:

Nothing fancy here. -- It takes just a cake mix + a few other simple ingredients to whip up a batch of Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies.

For the cookie dough, you'll need:

  • Butter Pecan cake mix - A standard 15.25-ounce box of butter pecan cake mix serves as the foundation of the cookies, and creates their signature butter-pecan flavor base.

  • Sour cream - Adds richness and moisture to the cookie dough, as well as provides a tart element to counter a bit of the sweetness in the cake mix.

  • Canola oil - Adds the fat needed for the cookies. You can use vegetable oil instead, if you'd like.

  • An egg - A single egg provides moisture and the leavening needed for the cookie's dough.

  • Chopped pecans - It's not butter-pecan without pecans, right? Chopped pecans add nice pecan flavor and texture to the finished cookies.

  • Butterscotch chips - Butterscotch chips bring even more fabulous rich buttery flavor to these cookies. But they can also be left out, if you prefer. -- Your choice!

For rolling, you'll need:

  • Sugar - Granulated sugar nicely coats the outside of the cookies.

  • Ground cinnamon - Mixed in with the granulated sugar coating, cinnamon adds a nice little touch of flavor to the cookies.

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How to Make Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies:

With cake mix as their base, Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies are super convenient and easy to make. -- Minimal ingredients and minimal measuring! Which means all you do is stir together a handful of simple ingredients, scoop, and bake. It's as easy as that.

To make the cookie dough, first whisk together some sour cream, canola oil, and an egg until they're well combined. Then stir in dry butter pecan cake mix until everything's just barely combined, followed by stirring in some chopped pecans and butterscotch chips. That's it!

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Using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and roll it into balls. The dough will be a bit soft and sticky, so don't worry about getting it rolled into perfect balls. -- Roughly in the shape of a ball is close enough.

Roll each cookie dough ball in a mixture of cinnamon and granulated sugar, then place on ungreased cookie sheets.

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Bake for about 11-13 minutes, until the cookies are set in the center and just lightly browned.

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Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes, and then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Then you're ready to devour the butter-pecan deliciousness. And devour, you will! -- Because Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies are for sure a tasty way to enjoy that classic butter-pecan combination.


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Yield: about 25 cookies
Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

Butter pecan cake mix, chopped pecans, and butterscotch chips come together to create these super easy, super delicious Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies. Just stir, scoop, and bake. -- That's all it takes to enjoy this fabulous classic flavor combination in fun cake mix cookie form.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 13 MinTotal time: 33 Min

Ingredients

Cookie Dough:
For Rolling:
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, canola oil, and egg until well combined. Stir in cake mix until just combined. Then, stir in chopped pecans and butterscotch chips.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and ground cinnamon.
  3. Using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and roll into balls. Roll each ball in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 375℉ for 11-13 minutes, until set in the center and lightly browned.
  5. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. These butter pecan cake mix cookies are good both with and without the butterscotch chips.
  2. The cookie dough will be a bit soft and sticky. Don't worry about getting it rolled into nice balls -- roughly in the shape of a ball is close enough.
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Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies ~ Butter pecan cake mix, chopped pecans, & butterscotch chips come together to create these super easy, super delicious butter pecan cookies. Just stir, scoop, & bake. - That's all it takes to enjoy this classic flavor combination in fun cake mix cookie form.  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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3 comments

  1. I love a good cake mix cookie, and this one sounds like the best ever! YUM, I will definitely give this a try.

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  2. These look amazing! This recipe is one of my features today at Thursday Favorite Things. :)

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