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melt in your mouth toffee pecan cookies

(67 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Joyce Newman
Pollock Pines, CA

These cookies are so easy to make and so melt in your mouth yummy! A client of mine gave me this recipe a couple of years ago and now it's a family favorite!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These toffee pecan cookies are named perfectly. They literally melt in your mouth. Using cake mix is the perfect base for these cookies and makes them come together quickly. Pecan sand toffee complements each other while providing flavor and texture. We used a small cookie scoop, but if you used a bigger one you'd have sworn they were from a bakery. They'll satisfy everyone's sweet tooth and are perfect for any event. Bakers at any level of experience can make these.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(67 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For melt in your mouth toffee pecan cookies

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 2 lg
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    Heath toffee bits
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    pecans, chopped

How To Make melt in your mouth toffee pecan cookies

Test Kitchen Tips
Instead of a greased baking sheet, we used parchment paper. They are sticky on the bottom from all the Heath bar bits. Parchment paper allows them to come off the sheet easily.
  • Preheating the oven to 350 F.
    Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Butter, cake mix, eggs, and water mixed together.
    Mix butter. Add cake mix, eggs, and water. Mix well with a hand mixer.
  • Stirring in toffee bits and pecans.
    Add toffee bits and pecans. Mix by hand. If you like lots of nuts, feel free to add 3/4 to 1 cup of pecans.
  • Drops of dough on a baking sheet.
    Spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Baking the toffee pecan cookies.
    Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes for small cookies. For larger cookies bake for 12-13 minutes.
  • Texture of the Melt In Your Mouth Toffee Pecan Cookies.
    Transfer to cooling rack. They won't look done. But when they cool, they solidify, still being a soft chewy cookie.