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Ultimate Turtle Cookies

If you are looking for the ultimate turtle cookies recipe, then this is the one for you. Delicious and rich, these cookies are perfect. Filled with chocolate flavors, with pecans and caramel, these fudgy cookies are everything you can want in a cookie.

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Ultimate Turtle Cookies Recipe

The other day at the grocery store while standing in line at the checkout, I spotted a holiday cookies magazine and flipped through it. I bought this magazine when I saw the Ultimate Turtle Cookies Recipe. It was all I needed to see and I was sold! You just can’t go wrong with chocolate, pecans, and caramel. Rich, fudgy chocolate cookies are rolled in pecans then filled with a decadent caramel.  These chocolate turtle cookies just might be the end of me! I need to get them out of my house before I eat the entire batch. Serve this cookie alongside a glass of eggnog and it is such to be Santa’s favorite this year!

Tips for Storing Chocolate Turtle Cookies

When you make these delicious chocolate turtle cookies, you want to make sure you are storing them correctly. These cookies should be stored at room temperature. You also want to make sure that the cookies are stored in an airtight container or in a freezer bag. If the cookies are not covered well, the air will make them go stale.

Can I Make These Into Turtle Cookie Bars?

If you want to make these turtle cookies into cookie bars, you can easily change this recipe into the best tasting turtle cookie bars ever. Make the cookie batter the same as you would for the cookies. Spread the cookie dough out over the bottom of a 9*13 baking dish. Bake the cookie dough. You will need to play with the baking time. While the cookie dough is baking, heat the caramel mixture as it says in the recipe. When the cookies are done, spread the caramel mixture over the cookie layer and then add the pecans. Slice into bars and enjoy.

Can I Freeze Turtle Cookies?

If you wanted to make sure you have these cookies on hand all the time, you can freeze the turtle cookies. You can make the cookie dough and freeze it. Scoop the dough and then freeze the dough balls. Once the balls are frozen, you can move them to a freezer bag. When you take the dough balls out of the freezer, you will bake them as normal, and follow the rest of the steps. You can also freeze the finished cookies. You want to freeze them before you add them to the freezer bag. This keeps the cookies from sticking together. You will be able to take as few or as many cookies out of the freezer as you want.

Ingredients for Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pecans
  • Soft caramel candies
  • Heavy cream

How to make Turtle Cookies

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture until just combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour.

Adjust oven rack to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk 2 egg white until frothy. In a shallow bowl, place pecans for rolling. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough, dip in egg whites, then roll in pecans. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough

Using a teaspoon measure spoon, make an indentation in center of each ball. Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through baking.

While cookies are baking, microwave caramels and heavy cream in a medium bowl, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes; set aside.

Once cookies are removed from the oven, gently press existing indentations with teaspoon measure. Fill each indentation with 1/2 teaspoon caramel mixture. Cool 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

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  • Author: Laura
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Description

If you are looking for the ultimate turtle cookies recipe, then this is the one for you. Delicious and rich, these cookies are perfect. Filled with chocolate flavors, with pecans and caramel, these fudgy cookies are everything you can want in a cookie.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated, plus 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups pecans, chopped fine
  • 14 soft caramel candies
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture until just combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour.
  2. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk 2 egg white until frothy. In a shallow bowl, place pecans for rolling. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough, dip in egg whites, then roll in pecans. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough
  4. Using a teaspoon measure spoon, make indentation in center of each ball. Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through baking.
  5. While cookies are baking, microwave caramels and heavy cream in medium bowl, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes; set aside.
  6. Once cookies are removed from oven, gently press existing indentations with teaspoon measure. Fill each indentation with 1/2 teaspoon caramel mixture. Cool 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

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