Butter Brickle and Pecan Cookies

Back in the 70′s, my little friends and I regularly searched under our couch cushions to scrape up spare change. Dad was notorious for napping on the couch with pockets full of change, so we usually scored pretty well. We often took that change to the drugstore to get cheap ice cream cones… they seriously had the best ice cream. Rite-Aid has now taken over that chain, and they actually still carry some of those same great flavors… like Chocolate Malted Crunch, Pecan Praline and Butter Brickle. In memory of childhood flavors, I made Butter Brickle Pecan Cookies.

6 ingredients quickly mixed make the dough for these easy-to-make cookies. Roll them into little balls and you’re good to go.

The balls are flattened slightly with the bottom of a glass.

They spread out and bake up into crispy, flaky cookies reminiscent of those much adored ice cream flavors. They’re too delicate for holiday mailing, but they’d make a nice addition to a cookie platter. Our family thought these were groovy and devoured a few before I relegated them to the freezer for future placement on my holiday cookie trays.

This recipe can be found here:  Butter Brickle and Pecan Cookies

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24 Responses to “Butter Brickle and Pecan Cookies”

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    Nina Timm — December 3, 2008 @ 1:36 PM

    In the time that it took my keyboard battery to charge, you post another recipe…you are like a never-ending source of great cookie recipes! Thank you!

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    The Peanut Butter Boy — December 3, 2008 @ 3:57 PM

    Oh my, the crispy edge on these cookies look fantastic. Reminds me of the matzo cookies my mom used to make, all caramel-y and delicious..

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    lisaiscooking — December 3, 2008 @ 3:59 PM

    Butter Brickle was a favorite flavor of mine too! And butter pecan and butterscotch; there was a theme to my favorites.

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    Zesty Cook — December 3, 2008 @ 4:15 PM

    oh wow… these look amazing. If I give you my address, can you send me over a dozen :)

    zesty

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    The Tyson Family — December 3, 2008 @ 6:36 PM

    Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try these.

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    That Girl — December 3, 2008 @ 7:46 PM

    Is butter brickle the California version of butter pecan?

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    Heather — December 3, 2008 @ 8:32 PM

    wow, these are gorgeous, and they sound so tasty! i’m pretty sure the place near my parents home (Moxley’s) served the best ice cream, though ;)

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    Mike of Mike's Table — December 3, 2008 @ 10:36 PM

    I love the look on those–the crispy edge and the poofed center. Put me after zen on the mailing circuit, please!

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    anudivya — December 3, 2008 @ 11:21 PM

    Love the textural contrast in the cookies, and sounds yummy too.

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    Bellini Valli — December 4, 2008 @ 12:55 AM

    I would really enjoy the lacy bits around the edges for their added flavour. Thanks for another excellent idea!!

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    Katrina — December 4, 2008 @ 3:59 AM

    Those look really good. Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a food that brings back such memories! I just recently had a freinds tell me about that Whopper Crunch ice cream, which she said she can still find in CA where she’s from (the Bay area).
    Cookies, yummy, cookies!

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    Manggy — December 4, 2008 @ 5:20 AM

    RecipeGirl: Hey, would you like to taste my new cookies? They’re called butter…
    Me: Okay!
    Ha ha ha. Seriously, that is a winning combination. And so easy to make too! :)

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    noble pig — December 4, 2008 @ 6:38 AM

    The name itself makes me want to try them! They are pretty too and they really spread.

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    VeggieGirl — December 4, 2008 @ 1:01 PM

    Normally I don’t go for crispy cookies, but those look GOOOOOOOD. Yum!

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    Rosie — December 4, 2008 @ 2:41 PM

    Butter Brickle & Peacn Cookies~ they must taste good with a name like this! I do like those crispy edges to nibble on ..YUM!

    Rosie x

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    Maria — December 4, 2008 @ 3:34 PM

    The crispy edges look so good! Great photos!

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    Dawn — December 4, 2008 @ 10:07 PM

    Girl you bake a lot and I love that!
    I would eat the dough on these, I know that sounds gross but it looks soooo good.

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    Jenny — December 4, 2008 @ 11:42 PM

    Mmm, I love the looks of your cookies! Beautiful pics too!

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    Bunny — December 5, 2008 @ 12:31 AM

    I love this , they look so good! I don’t think anybody could resist these!

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    We Are Not Martha — December 5, 2008 @ 1:34 AM

    I’m pretty sure I love everything you post. Yup, case closed.

    Sues

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    Laurie — December 5, 2008 @ 4:49 AM

    How do you do it.. a wonderful baked good everyday! I love this cookie.. I am exited to try this one! Pecan shortbread cookies from the store are always an easy grab but these look easy and quick! Hugs and Happy Holidays to you! I love the Christmas season, it smells like cinnamon everywhere I go! :)

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    Snooky doodle — December 6, 2008 @ 2:13 PM

    wow all your cookies are great. I keep saying I ll try this one then you post another great recipe and again I say I ll try this one. Have mercy I can t try them all ;) surely they all look delicious. Thanks though

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    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" — December 6, 2008 @ 6:07 PM

    I’m making a batch of these today. Can’t wait to try them.

    “Doc”