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(25 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
denise hagar
Niagara Falls, NY

These are my most requested cookie. I usually make at least 500 of these at Christmas. It's a very simple recipe but packed with lots of flavor!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh wow... these buttery cookies are so delicious. They're crunchy little balls of yumminess. Sort of remind us of a Mexican cookie (but even better!). The butterscotch chips are a bonus; they add so much flavor. Drizzling with the rum glaze and sprinkling with chopped nuts add an extra pop of flavor. A fantastic cookie for your holiday cookie tray. But, they're so good you'll find excuses to make these often.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(25 ratings)
yield 3 dozen
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For butternuts

  • 3/4 c
    butter, room temperature + 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg
    package butterscotch chips, 6 oz.
  • 1 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp
    milk or water
  • 1 tsp
    rum extract
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make butternuts

  • Butter, powdered sugar, and salt mixed together.
    Cream butter with powdered sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
  • Flour mixed in.
    Blend in flour; mix well.
  • Butterscotch chips and chopped pecans added to the bowl.
    Add butterscotch chips and 1 cup finely chopped pecans.
  • Butterscotch chips and nuts mixed into the batter.
    Mix well by hand.
  • Dough shaped into balls.
    Shape dough, a scant teaspoonful at a time, into balls. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Baked cookies cooling on a wire rack.
    Bake in 325 F oven for 15- 20 minutes or until firm but not brown. Let cool on wire racks.
  • Whisking rum glaze together.
    Make rum glaze. Mix the powdered sugar, rum extract, and milk until smooth.
  • Dipping Butternuts in the rum glaze.
    You can either dip the cookies in the glaze or use a spoon to pour over cookies.
  • Chopped nuts sprinkled on top.
    Sprinkle with chopped pecans and allow the glaze to set up.