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Butternuts

Introduction: Perfect for the holiday season, these delightful rum-glazed butterscotch pecan cookies offer a rich and indulgent flavor that is sure to impress. The subtle hint of rum adds a delightful twist to the classic cookie recipe, making them a hit for any occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of room-temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (6 oz.) of butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Rum Glaze:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk or water
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar, butter, and salt until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly blend in the flour until well combined.
  3. Stir in the butterscotch chips and finely chopped pecans.
  4. Shape small teaspoons of dough into balls and place them about an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C) and bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes until they are firm but not brown. Allow them to cool on wire racks once done.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk (or water), and rum extract to create a smooth glaze.
  7. Dip or spoon the cookies into the glaze, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  8. Sprinkle the cookies with the chopped pecans and allow the glaze to dry.

Enjoy the delightful blend of butterscotch, pecans, and rum in every bite of these delicious cookies, perfect for festive gatherings and holiday celebrations.

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