Turtle Thumbprints

Turtle Thumbprints

Thumbprint cookies just like the famous candy--pecans, caramel and chocolate team up in this bite-sized cookie.

20 min.prep time 3:50total time
48 cookies
10 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Filling

20 caramels, unwrapped
48 pecan halves

Drizzle

1/2 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

Combine butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.

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 7-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely. Store cookies in a container with a tight-fitting lid for 2-3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

At serving time, combine caramels and whipping cream in bowl. Microwave 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 bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving 30 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand 2 hours or until set.

Recipe Tip

- To store drizzled cookies, place in container with tight-fitting lid. Store at room temperature 1-2 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12719B©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I bake tons of cookies and these are one of the best recipes. I am often asked to bring these for special occasions.
Everyone really liked these
love, love, love them!
Easier than they look and SO delicious!
All I have to say is AWESOME!!!
Delicious and they look wonderful when they're done. Super easy to make too! A keeper for my holiday tray.
best ive ever made.
I call these my showstopper cookies! Not very much work, but they are stunners. This recipe has become a family favorite. It's also easy to adapt to make a no-nut alternative. Leave for 2 days - then the butter comes out in the shortbread. Mmmmm!
these cookies were easy and they were a hit on my cookie trays
THESE HAVE BECOME A HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR ME!! THEY ARE DELICIOUS AND EASIER TO MAKE THATN THEY LOOK!

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