Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix

4.90 from 28 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

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These Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix are the easiest cookies to make. They are so delicious, only two ingredients a boxed cake mix and apple sauce. You will have all the warm buttery flavor of delicious cookies in only a few minutes.

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies on a plate.

Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix are also healthier because you replace the vegetable oil and eggs with applesauce. Therefore, you can promote healthier eating, and the cookies are so good that no one will ever suspect.


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What We Love About This Recipe

There’s so many amazing ways to use cake mixes for unique desserts. There is nothing better than easy desserts you can whip up without stressing or spending the whole day in the kitchen.

  • Delicious Cookies: Homemade cookies in just minutes with only a few easy ingredients.
  • Simple Ingredients: A box of butter pecan cake mix and applesauce for these delicious cookies.
  • Family Friendly: Your kids are going to love the flavor of these cookies and that they don’t take much time to make!
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-calorie, or add fun chips such as toffee bits or butterscotch chips to these delicious cake mix cookies.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Cover with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container for up to five days.

Ingredient Notes for Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix

  • Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Delights Butter Pecan Cake Mix: Or any brand that you prefer
  • Applesauce: You can use an unsweetened applesauce for this recipe

Glaze

  • Powdered icing sugar: Confectioners sugar or a sugar free alternative
  • Milk: Milk substitute can also be used
a stack of cake mix butter pecan cookies with cinnamon sticks on the side.

Equipment Needed for Delicious Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

How to Make Butter Pecan Cookies

These are the basic steps for making cake mix butter pecan cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions, cook time and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350. Then, in a large bowl, mix ingredients together until combined. Do not overmix. Roll into 1.5 inch balls.

STEP 2: BAKE

Then place onto a parchment lined ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes or until there are cracks on the top of cookies and they are golden brown. Let cool on baking tray for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: SMOOTH FROSTING

Meanwhile make the glaze. Finally, dip cookies in icing. Allow to dry on a wire rack.

Prep and Storage Tips Cake Mix Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This cookie dough can be made up to 24 hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator for whenever you are ready to bake them.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container at room temperature. They will be good for up to five days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix for up to six months in a freezer bag or air tight container.

Frequently Asked Questions about Butter Pecan Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a gluten-free box cake mix or a low calorie cake mix. A sugar alternative icing sugar can also be great.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT CAKE MIX?

If you can’t find butter pecan cake mix, you can use a butter cake mix or use a white cake mix and add butter or butter extract and chopped pecans.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, make as many cookies as you like, even freeze some of the cookie dough balls in a freezer bag and make fresh cookies when you like.

Stacked Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies on a plate.

Expert Tips for Making This Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix Recipe

  • Add Chips: Toffee chips, chocolate chips or candies can be a wonderful addition.
  • Nuts: Feel free to add more pecans to these tasty cookies.
  • Variation tip: Maple extract can be added to the glaze for even more flavor.
  • Top: Place a candied pecan or fun sprinkles on top of the cookies.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Bake these cookies in the air fryer. Cook at 300 for around 8 minutes.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free cake mix or sugar alternatives can also be great in this recipe.

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Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix

4.9 from 28 votes
These Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix are the easiest cookies to make. They are so delicious, only two ingredients a boxed cake mix and apple sauce. You will have all the warm buttery flavor of delicious cookies in only a few minutes.
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Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 1 box butter pecan cake mix
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • Glaze:
  • ½ cup powdered icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix ingredients together until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Roll into 1.5 inch balls.
  • Place onto a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until there are cracks on the top of cookies.
  • Let cool on baking tray for 10 minutes.
  • Dip cookies in icing.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Chips: Toffee chips, chocolate chips or candies can be a wonderful addition.
  • Nuts: Feel free to add more pecans to these tasty cookies.
  • Variation tip: Maple extract can be added to the glaze for even more flavor.
  • Top: Place a candied pecan or fun sprinkles on top of the cookies.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Bake these cookies in the air fryer. Cook at 300 for around 8 minutes.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free cake mix or sugar alternatives can also be great in this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0.02mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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8 thoughts on “Butter Pecan Cookies with Cake Mix”

  1. 2 stars
    Are you sure about 2 cups of applesauces? I honestly don’t think I can roll out cookies with this batter. I used a lots of other cake mix cookie recipes and this just seems off

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