Shortcut Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe Couldn't Be Any Easier (5 Ingredients, 20 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Shortcut Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe Couldn't Be Any Easier (5 Ingredients, 20 Minutes)

Need a delicious dessert with few ingredients and in no time? You've gotta try this shortcut butter pecan cake mix cookie recipe. These delicious cookies are so simple to make, require only five ingredients and are perfect as a quick anytime snack

What's the shortcut? These quick cookies start with a box of cake mix, so they need fewer ingredients than other butter pecan cookie recipes. These buttery cookies mix up in one bowl, so the prep work is a cinch. And, they're ready in just about 20 minutes. What could be easier (or more delicious) for dessert? Yes, you can have a plateful of cookies ready to be enjoyed in less time than it takes to watch the evening news.

These easy five-ingredient buttery cookies are made with a box of butter pecan cake mix, eggs, vanilla extract, butter and chopped pecans. You combine the ingredients then drop the batter by tablespoons full onto cookie sheets. Bake the low-sodium cookies for about nine minutes then load them onto a plate. Enjoy the old-fashioned butter pecan flavor!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 20


  • 1 box butter pecan cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

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Recipe Notes

  • The number of cookies will depend on how much batter you use for each cookie.
  • If you really like pecans, you can add an additional 1/4 cup to the batter.
  • Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Combine the cake mix, eggs, vanilla and butter in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  2. Stir in the pecans.
  3. Drop by tablespoons full onto cookie sheets that have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 9 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before serving. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 62

Total Fat: 4.6g

Saturated Fat: 1.7g

Cholesterol: 22mg

Sodium: 52mg

Total Carbohydrate: 4.4g

Dietary Fiber: 0.3g

Total Sugars: 2.2g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 12mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 19mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Yummy buttery goodness! 😀
This is a really great idea. So easy and so tasty.

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