Butter Pecan Macaroons

Butter Pecan Macaroons

Company coming on short notice? No problem! For a quick and easy dessert that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, make these butter pecan macaroons. It only takes 4 simple ingredients and practically no time at all.


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Cooking Time12 min


  • 1 18-ounce box Betty Crocker Butter Pecan Cake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 8-ounce carton Cool Whip, thawed and stirred
  • powdered sugar to coat


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Stir together cake mix, egg, and Cool Whip.
  3. Form into 1-inch balls.
  4. Drop balls into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll in sugar to coat.
  5. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 8 to 12 minutes.

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Actually, macaroons were originally made of ground almonds. Coconut came later. I think this sounds more like a donut hole (aka munchkin) than a macaroon.

why are these called macroons when there is no coconut in them? I thought that was what that meant. Thank you


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