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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Butter Pecan Cookie Recipe with Heath Bits

The weather outside is very frightful.  This would have to rank up as one of the worst blizzards that I have seen.  There is not a soul out on the streets tonight.  The roads are impassable.  At dusk,  I saw a rabbit running up the street. ( I feel so sorry for the little critters out in the cold.)  But he looked as if he had a plan in mind as he dashed up the road.  Hopefully, he found his way to his fur lined burrow!

I spent my time indoors today and decided that running the oven might not be a bad thing. ;)  So, I got around to making some Butter Pecan cookies.  This recipe is based on the Pillsbury Funfetti Cookie recipe.  Another words... It can't get much simpler!

All you need to mix together is:

1          box of Betty Crocker Butter Pecan Cake Mix
1/3 c    oil
2          eggs
1          8 oz bag Heath English Toffee Bits (Minus the ones I ate!)
1/2 c     chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   Combine the above ingredients in a bowl with a spoon until mixed and thoroughly moistened.    Shape into 1 inch balls.  Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass that has been dusted with flour to about 1/4 inch thickness.  Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing.  

I like the bits of pecan in this recipe.  I think it enhances the pecan cake mix flavor wonderfully, but if you desire to pass on them, I think the recipe would still be very good.

Here is the dough mixed up.  It is pretty dense and easy to mold.   

Aaah... the finished product!  The smell of pecan and toffee is amazing... I like the Funfetti Recipe, because the cookies always keep such a nice shape.  They do not spread out very much, so you can put quite a few cookies on a sheet.  The less times that I have to set my timer and remember to take out a batch of cookies the better!  

My husband likes to have these with coffee in the morning.  He claims the flavors compliment each other well.  My son is a milk and cookies kind of guy.   Me... Well, I do not drink coffee or much milk, but I could munch on cookies all day long! ;)

*Note*  My post has been invited to be a part of Sweets for Saturday 3 by Lisa from Sweet as Sugar Cookies .  If you want to enter a world of sugary bliss, click on the name of her blog and check out the wonderful people submitting recipes. :) 


Christine said...

Those cookies look SO yummy - pecans are a fav of mine!
Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment!
Stay warm!

Brenda said...

Thanks for stopping by Christine! You have a wonderful blog. :)

Lisa said...

Wow, a butter pecan cookie just like butter pecan ice cream. Sounds delish. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Thanks Lisa... I am always up for recipe fun!