Saw this recipe on Facebook the other day and thought the cookies looked like a great new recipe to try. Chris loves butter-type cookies and I knew with the pecans and butterscotch chips - these would be awesome. Denise posted this recipe on a great website...Just a Pinch. She said this is her most popular Christmas cookie. She makes like 500 a year! How could I not try this cookie!
I did and we love it. I love the butter-goodness and the crunch of the nuts and butterscotch chips. Perfect recipe for you to add to your collection of Christmas cookies!
P.S. I doubled the recipe. I always like lots of cookies to around during the holidays. Also, the glaze on this recipe calls for 1 tsp of Rum Extract. I was a little worried about the rum flavoring but went with it anyway. The cookies are yummy. Denise recommends trying another extract if rum isn't your favorite. I might try vanilla next time!
Butternuts - adapted from Denise at Just a Pinch
3/4 cup butter, room temperature + 1 Tbsp
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
6 oz butterscotch chips
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Rum Glaze ( This is enough glaze for a doubled batch)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp rum extract
1/2 cup pecans\
3-4 Tbsp milk
Cream butter with powdered sugar and salt til light and fluffy. Blend in flour - mixing well. Add butterscotch chips and 1 cup finely chopped pecans. Dough is crumbly - shape dough into small balls - scant teaspoonful. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes or until firm but not brown. Let cool on wire racks. Make rum glaze - mixing until smooth. Dip the cookies in glaze and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Enjoy!!