Turtle Cookie Cups Recipe
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Turtle Cookie Cups Recipe

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The gooey caramel pairs wonderfully with crunchy pecans. For a twist, use white chocolate chips in the cups and drizzle with white chocolate. — Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup Kraft caramel bits
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 48 pecan halves (about 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 145 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place in greased mini-muffin cups. Press evenly onto bottoms and up the sides of cups. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. With the back of measuring teaspoon, make an indentation in each cup. Immediately sprinkle with 3/4 cup chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt caramel bits with cream; stir until smooth. Spoon into cups. Top each with a pecan half. In a microwave, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over pecans. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Turtle Cookie Cups in Taste of Home November 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 145 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"can these be frozen also do you think these would be suitable to mail very much want to make these to sent to kids living in another state thanks for your helpI am going to give a 5 star rating because I believe they will be good have to rate to post my questions"

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Looks Great!!! I see Christmas Party Cookies coming. Someone asked what Caramel Pieces are they are mini caramel pieces unwrapped in bags on the same aisle as Chocolate Chips on the baking goods aisle."

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"We loved the taste of these cute little cups. People asked for the recipe!"

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"Amazing! I ended up not putting the chocolate drizzle on top. On half I drizzled some sea salt and the others I left with just caramel. Yum! Thanks for sharing!!"

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"eruther, you can buy bags of caramel bits in the chocolate chip aisle of Wal-Mart"

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