When I am alone at the grocery store (which rarely ever happens) I treat myself to a pack of turtles on the drive home. I am not a big chocolate lover but there is something about the combination of pecans, caramel and chocolate that I can't resist. The other day I was craving cookies but I didn't want just a plain ole' chocolate chip cookie so I added in caramel and pecans to make a yummy turtle cookie! I admit I probably ate one from each batch I pulled out of the oven.
I may or may not have also been sneaking bites of the dough. Eat cookie dough at your own risk - as for me I haven't really heard of anyone getting salmonella from raw cookie dough so I will take my chances.
Turtle Cookie Recipe:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup caramel chips
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.
- Add eggs into the sugar mixture one at a time beating until well incorporated. Then gradually add in flour mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips, caramel chips and pecans.
- Drop onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.
- Remove cookies from oven and allow to sit on baking sheet for two minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
*I am a firm believer in pulling cookies out while they are just barely brown on the edges and letting them cook a few minutes on the pan after removing them from the oven. Doing this keeps the cookies moist and chewy.
*I also used Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose white flour because it helps keep baked good light and airy. This flour is a kitchen staple which is incredibly versatile and perfect for all of your baking needs.
*To keep all of the cookies the same size for baking time purposes I use an ice-cream scoop to scoop the cookies onto the pan.
Do you treat yourself to anything when you make it out of the house alone? Well if you like turtles you are going to no only like these cookies but next week I am sharing another turtle recipe too!
P.S. here is a coupon you can use for Red Mill flour which will come in handy around the holiday baking season! Click here to download a $1 off coupon for any Bob’s Red Mill product!
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