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Turtle Thumbprints

Turtle Thumbprints

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


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20 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 50 min
Total Time
48
cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Filling

20 caramels, unwrapped

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

48 pecan halves

Drizzle

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine caramels and whipping cream in bowl, at serving time. 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.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

Tip #1

- 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.

Tip #2

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

Tip #3

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

Nutrition (1 cookie)

90 Calories
6 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
30 Sodium (mg)
10 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
<1 Protein (g)
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