Turtle Cookie Recipe
The turtle cookie recipe is reminiscent of the well loved confection. A chocolate cookie surrounded by pecans, and topped with melted chocolate and caramel-simply delicious!
2 1/2 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
48 round milk chocolate-covered caramels, unwrapped (Rolo brand candies work great)
2 x medium bowls
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, soak pecan halves in water while making dough; drain well.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds with an electric mixer on medium-high setting until fluffy.
Step 4: Beat in sugar, vanilla extract, and egg with an electric mixer set on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Step 5: Beat in flour and cocoa powder until dough firms.
Step 6: On an ungreased cookie sheet, for each cookie, place 5 pecans in a flower pattern.
Step 7: Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls. Place ball on top of each group of 5 pecans, pressing lightly into pecans with the palm of your hand.
Step 8: Bake 7-10 minutes or until set. Immediately press 1 caramel candy gently on top of each cookie. Let cookie set for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling surface.
Makes 48 cookies.
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