You'll love this pecan butterscotch cookie recipe if you need to bake some Christmas cookies to leave out for Santa or to take to a cookie exchange party.

a plate of Christmas cookies with text overlay that reads pecan butterscotch cookie recipe

*This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  If you decide to make a purchase through one of these links. I will make a commission at no additional cost to you.  See my full disclosure policy to learn more. 

Welcome to day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas ideas blog hop!  Today Bri from Parties With A Cause, Jennifer from BellaGrey Designs, and I are sharing with you sweet treats and Christmas cookie recipes!  

Are you ready to tie on your apron and get to baking these yummy pecan and butterscotch cookies?  They're really easy to make and sure to be a hit with your loved ones.

a plate of Christmas cookies for Santa

I love holiday baking.  I find so much enjoyment in being in my kitchen covered in flour while dancing around with the kids to Christmas music.   I started mixing these up just as my kids were getting home from school.  The cookie dough smelled so good, it was hard to wait for these pecan butterscotch cookies to come out of the oven. My little boys loved having warm cookies and cold milk as a special after school treat. I have a feeling Santa will definitely give two thumbs up to these Christmas cookies that are so easy to make.

a tray of cookies ready for the oven next to a Kitchenaid stand mixer

Ingredients For Pecan Butterscotch Cookies

This Christmas cookie is made from a classic and basic cookie dough that has flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, butter, and eggs.  With these ingredients as your base, you can make all sorts of delicious cookies!  Toss in some chopped pecans and butterscotch baking chips to make this special recipe.   You'll find the full written recipe at the end of this post.  

See This Christmas Cookie Recipe In My Latest YouTube Video

Christmas Cookie Baking Supplies

When it comes to baking, I cannot live without parchment paper or silicone baking sheets. They save you from having cookies stick

to your baking sheet and make for super easy cleanup. Other Christmas cookie baking essentials include:

Day 2 Posts from the Bloggers of the 12 Days of Christmas

Bri over at Parties With A Cause is sharing this recipe for Grandma's Christmas Thumbprint Cookies. 

a plate of Christmas cookies with text overlay

At BellaGrey Designs, Jennifer is sharing this recipe for No Bake S'mores.

A plate of a no bake Christmas sweet treat


That's it for this pecan butterscotch cookie recipe.  Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a beautiful rose gold cake stand at the bottom of this post.  Until next time!

Want to remember this pecan butterscotch cookie recipe?  Pin for later!

a plate of Christmas cookies and a glass of milk for Santa
Christmas cookies cooling on a baking rack

Pecan Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

Yield: 2 dozen

This pecan butterscotch cookie recipe is perfect for if you need Christmas cookies for Santa or to take to a cookie exchange party.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups softened butter
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 11 oz. butterscotch baking chips
  • 1/2 cups chopped pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugars in a bowl.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugars.
  5. Slowly mix in the flour mixture to the cookie batter.
  6. Stir in the butterscotch chips and pecan until evenly distributed.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  8. Spoon the cookie dough onto the baking sheet in about 2 tbsp scoops.
  9. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool on a baking rack before serving.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Enter The 12 days of Christmas Giveaway

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

2 comments on “Pecan Butterscotch Cookie Recipe”

  1. When I want to cookie – I want a cookie and these are right up my alley. The butterscotch is such a yummy flavor and I love how you balanced the sweet with the pecans. So good!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.