This easy yet flavorful recipe results in a much-requested cookie, especially around the festive season. With a hint of rum and the rich taste of butterscotch, these cookies are bound to delight!

Cooking Details:

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Baking Time: 15-20 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


Butter (room temperature): 3/4 cup + 1 Tbsp

Powdered Sugar: 1/2 cup

Salt: 1/4 tsp

All-Purpose Flour: 1 3/4 cups

Butterscotch Chips: 1 package (6 oz.)

Finely Chopped Pecans: 1 cup

Rum Glaze:

Powdered Sugar: 3 cups

Milk or Water: 3-4 Tbsp

Rum Extract: 1 tsp


Chopped Pecans: 1/2 cup


In a bowl, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and salt until achieving a light and fluffy consistency.

Gradually blend in the flour.

Fold in the butterscotch chips and the finely chopped pecans.

Take a scant teaspoon of dough at a time and shape it into balls. Ensure to place them about an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C) and bake for 15-20 minutes. The cookies should be firm but not browned. Once done, allow them to cool on wire racks.

For the rum glaze, combine the powdered sugar, milk (or water), and rum extract in a bowl, mixing until smooth.

Dip the cookies in the glaze or spoon it over them for a generous coat.

Finish by sprinkling the cookies with the chopped pecans and letting the glaze set.

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