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Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies

Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies

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Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies are a delicious and easy option to have available at the holidays. I made these ahead and have them waiting in the freezer until I need them. Then it’s a quick slice and bake and you will have a house that smells of butter, pecans and toffee. Yum!

#ChristmasCookies Week is a sponsored event and Millican Pecan is sponsoring today’s post. In exchange for sharing this recipe, I received a variety of pecan products. All thoughts, ideas, recipes, pictures, and opinions contained within this post are solely my own and not necessarily that of the sponsor.

Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies

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I would like to thank our sponsor, Millican Pecan for sending us a variety of pecans to use in our recipes. I have worked with Millican Pecans before and have found them to be of great quality and extremely easy to use. I love that you can purchase the pecan meal to use in cookies, which I did with some Bourbon Balls, maybe I’ll share those another time. Today I’m using the Pecan Pieces.

Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies Recipe

I like to gather all my ingredients before I start a recipe. This way I know I have everything needed to put together the recipe quickly. In the past I must admit that when I haven’t done this I have had to make a last minute run to the store. Now I do this every time. After gathering the ingredients, I measure them all out in the order they will go into the mixer. This way I don’t make any measuring mistakes while working with the batter.

Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies Recipe

Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies

Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies are a delicious and easy cookie; just slice and bake for a house that smells of butter, pecans and toffee.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. butter extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits


Beat butter and sugars in a stand mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add egg and butter extract and beat to combine.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add to the butter mixture and beat well until fully combined. Stir in pecans and toffee bits.

Shape the dough into 2, 6 inch, logs and wrap in parchment paper. Freeze until firm.

Unwrap frozen dough and slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place cookie slices onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until slightly browned. Remove and cook on wire racks.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies
Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies

Christmas Cookies Week

Be sure to check out the Peppermint Shortbread Cookies I shared earlier this week.

Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway.


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Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

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 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

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Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

Baking pans

Established in the 1950’s, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

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Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

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Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #ChristmasCookies bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway open to US Residents only who are 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry.

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