Yield: 60 cookies

Butterscotch Cookie Cups

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

There are not enough words to describe how delicious these Butterscotch Cookie Cups taste. Just scroll down and look at the ingredient list and you’ll see why they are mouth watering delicious!



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 12 ounce package butterscotch morsels
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans


  1. Beat butter, powdered sugar and salt until combined. Add flour and cornstarch. Fold in butterscotch and chopped pecans.
  2. Roll dough into a 1 inch ball (about 1 Tbsp of dough). Place into a greased mini muffin pan.
  3. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Remove and lightly press each top with a tart shaper (a water bottle cap would work too!). Just enough to give a small indent. Allow to cool in pans about 15 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  4. For the glaze, whisk the sugar with rum flavoring and cream until smooth. Drizzle a small amount into the indent onto each cookie cup. Immediately sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  5. Allow to set (about 15 minutes). Store in an airtight container for up to one week.


  • The dough will be a bit crumbly, like shortbread. Roll the dough into balls with your hands and it will begin to hold together.
  • Make a slight indent in the tops of the cookies right after baking, while they're still soft and warm. You can use a tart shaper or even a bottle cap for this step.
  • Drizzle a small amount of rum glaze into the indent of the cooled cookie cups.
  • Sprinkle the glaze with more chopped pecans before the icing sets.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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