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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Chocolate Turtle Cookies cant be beat. With their attractive look and believe me chocolate, nuts and caramel together taste fantastic as well. For my taste I love caramel so add just a bit more if you wish or slack back for a more chocolate flavor. For gift giving do not stack these cookies as they stay just a bit sticky

from Cook’s Country, December 2008

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
8 tbsp butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg, separated, plus 1 egg white
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans, chopped fine
14 soft caramel candies
3 tbsp heavy cream

Adjust oven rack to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat liners.  Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in bowl.  With electric mixer on medium high speed, beat butter and sugar 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.  Refrigerate dough until firm, at least 1 hour.
Whisk egg white in another bowl until frothy.  Place pecans in another bowl.  One at a time, roll dough into 1 inch balls, dip in egg whites, then roll in pecans.  Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.  Using teaspoon measure, make indentation in center of each ball.  Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking.
Meanwhile, microwave caramels and cream in a bowl, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.  Once cookies are removed from oven, gently press existing indentations with teaspoon measure.  Fill each with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon caramel mixture.  Cool 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

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