TURTLE THUMBPRINT COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 7
  • Servings: 48
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 20 caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 48 pecan halves
  • Drizzle Ingredients:
  • 1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • Combine butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour.
  • Beat until well mixed.
  • Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).
  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb. (Edges may crack slightly.)
  • Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • Cool completely.
  • Store cookies in a container with a tight-fitting lid for 2 to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • On serving day, combine caramels and whipping cream in medium microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; stir.
  • Continue microwaving 1 minute or until melted; stir until smooth.
  • Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon caramel mixture into center of each cookie.
  • Top with pecan half.
  • Place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; stir.
  • Continue microwaving 30 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle over cookies.
  • Let stand until set (about 2 hours).

Notes

Recipe Tip:

To store drizzled cookies, arrange cookies between layers of waxed paper in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Store at room temperature for 1 to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Recipe Tip:

Place cookies on a cooling rack over a piece of waxed paper to catch any extra chocolate drizzle.

Recipe Tip:

If caramel filling gets too thick, reheat in microwave for 10 to 15 seconds until it becomes spoonable again.

Categories: Cookies  Dessert  Freezer  Microwave  Mixer  Oven  Refrigerator 

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