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Mar. 11, 2011


Butter/Margarine 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (1 1/2 Sticks)
Confectioners sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , sifted (10X)
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Sifted all purpose flour 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs)
Butterscotch flavor pieces 6 Ounce (About 1 Cup/ 1 Package)
Finely chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Pecan halves 4
Candied red cherries 4 , halved


1. Beat butter or margarine with 10X sugar and salt in a medium-size bowl; blend in flour until smooth. Stir in butterscotch pieces and pecans.

2. Shape dough, a scant teaspoonful at a time, into balls, between palms of hands; place balls, 1 inch apart, on large cooky sheets.

3. Bake in slow oven (325°) 15 minutes, or until firm but not brown. Remove from cooky sheets to wire racks; let cool completely.

4. Place cookies in a single layer on wire racks set over wax paper; spoon glaze over each to cover completely. (Scrape glaze that drips onto paper back into bowl and beat until smooth before using again.) Decorate each with a pecan or candied cherry half. Let cookies stand until glaze is firm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4