Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Turtle Cookie Cups

Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Turtle Cookie Cups.

This recipe will make your mouth water!


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon 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


-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.

-Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place in greased mini-muffin cups.

-Press evenly onto the bottoms and up the sides of cups. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

-With the back of the measuring teaspoon, make an indentation in each cup.

-Immediately sprinkle with 3/4 cup chocolate chips and chopped pecans.

-Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

-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 the remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over pecans.

-Makes four dozen.

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