I suppose it's no surprise to any of you, that I love to bake.
I think I've said it often enough over the years.
So when Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life said she was
throwing a holiday baking party with some friends,
I just knew I had to participate.
I pulled this recipe from a magazine many moons ago,
and finally got around to making them!
(Oh you should see my folder of "recipes pulled from a magazine."
It's Scary with a capital S!)
These cookies are very yummy, but I must caution you:
They are easy to make, but a little bit time consuming.
Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies
1 cup Crisco or 1 Crisco stick
1½ cups sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 to 5 cups flour (I used 4 cups)
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
3 cups pecan halves
1 (6 ounce) bag chocolate chips
Cream Crisco & sugars together. Add milk. Beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar & salt. Mix into creamed mixture. Chill 1 hour.
Heat oven 350°. Roll out 1/3 of dough at a time, to ¼ inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut out with a 2¼ inch cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 5 to 6 minutes, until edges are slightly golden. Remove to cooling rack.
For topping, combine caramels & milk in microwave safe bowl. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave at 50% for 1 minute. Stir, repeat until smooth. (Or you can melt on stovetop in small saucepan at very low heat.) Drop rounded teaspoonfuls on top of each cookie. Place 3 pecan halves around edge of caramel.
Place chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% for 1 minute. Stir, repeat until smooth. (Or again, you can melt on stovetop in small saucepan at very low heat.) Spread rounded teaspoonfuls over top of caramel, but don't cover pecans. Cool completely.
Yield: 5 dozen
Now go ahead & enjoy that turtle cookie...mmmmm...
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