Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

Hi, it’s me – Lily! Have you had a good week? I know I have! It was my Christmas Class Party yesterday!! My mom was the room mom so she came early. We got to eat pizza, play BINGO and we also got treats. One of them was a candy cane, so my friends and I pretended we were sea divers and used them as snorkels. The carpet was the land and the tile was the sea. It was hilarious!! The party was so fun, even if I didn’t win BINGO. You know what I did? We used M&Ms as the markers and we got to eat them at the end. I shoved all of mine in my mouth!! Cool, huh?

Another thing that is cool is the recipe we are sharing with you today. They are Turtle Thumbrint Cookies

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

We made our dough balls about 1 1/2 inches. 😉

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

The 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon works perfectly!!

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

You know what else is cool?! These Turtle Thumbprint Cookies. They are chocolate-y, caramel-y, nutty and YUMMY!! Get it?? If you are baking cookies for Christmas, you may want to try this one, especially if you love chocolate and caramel. 😉

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Turtle Thumbprint Cookies
 
Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
Cookie:
  • 1 cup flour
  • ⅓ cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (1 egg with egg and yolk separated + 1 additional egg white)
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Caramel Filling:
  • 14 Kraft Caramels
  • 3 TB heavy cream
Chocolate Drizzle
  • Chocolate Candy Coating (2 squares)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg yolk, milk, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Mix 2 egg whites in a bowl until frothy. Place chopped pecans in another bowl.
  7. Roll chilled dough into 1 - 1½ inch balls, dip in egg whites and then roll into the pecans. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  8. Use ½ teaspoon spoon to make a cave in the center of each ball.
  9. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Let cool.
  10. Place caramels and cream in a small bowl and microwave until smooth, stopping and stirring occasionally.
  11. Fill indentations in cookie with caramel mixture.
  12. Melt candy coating by placing in a small pot on low heat and stirring constantly. Pour chocolate into a ziploc bag with the corner cut and drizzle over cookies. Let set.

YUMMY!!! We can’t wait to make these again!! I hope you can come back again soon for more yummy treats from me.

Love, Lily

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Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

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Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Wow Lily. You sure did have a good day yesterday – great. I hope the rest of the week and of course Christmas is wonderful for you and your family. Thank you

  2. 2

    I’m so glad you had a great pary. Thank you for the delicious looking cookies. I will definitely be giving these a try. Happy Holidays!