Turtle Cookies

2015-08-03
  • Yield : 24
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A nice twist to a popular chocolate dessert, this is Turtle Cookies. A nice chocolate cookie base and topped with nice gooey caramel makes this dessert delicious! a Fun yet easy recipe to make although can get slightly messy with the caramel.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated, plus 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups pecans, chopped fine
  • 20 soft caramel candies
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Method

Step 1

Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

With electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture until just combined.

Step 3

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.

Step 4

preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 5

Whisk egg whites in bowl until frothy. Place pecans in another bowl. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, dip in egg whites, then roll in pecans. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Using 1/2-teaspoon measure, make indentation in center of each ball. Bake until set, about 12 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking.

Step 6

Microwave caramels and cream in bowl, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 45 second to 1 minute.

Step 7

Once cookies are removed from oven, gently re-press existing indentations. Fill each with 1/2 teaspoon caramel mixture. Cool 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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