Butter Pecan Crisps

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 43 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies
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Crisco® Butter No-Stick Cooking Spray

1 (18.25 oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Reduced Sugar Yellow Cake

1/3 stick Crisco® Butter Shortening Sticks or 1/3 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening

1/4 cup cold water

1 large egg

2/3 cup chopped pecans

2 tbsps. sugar

1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

1 large egg white, beaten


  1. HEAT oven to 375 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. COMBINE cake mix and shortening in a medium bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until coarse meal forms. Add water, egg and 2/3 cup pecans, mixing on low until dough comes together.
  3. SHAPE dough into forty-two 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Spray bottom of a cup with no-stick cooking spray. Flatten dough to 2-inches in diameter, spraying cup as needed.
  4. COMBINE sugar and finely chopped nuts in a small bowl. Brush unbaked cookies with egg white. Sprinkle with sugar-pecan mixture.
  5. BAKE 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute. Remove to cooling rack.