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Aunt Sue's Turtle Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan W. Stevens
Added: Thursday, October 11, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cookie:
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tble evaporated milk
1/4 tsp salt
2 cup flour

Caramel Topping:
28 Kraft caramels
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Chocolate Topping:
6 oz. Nestle Semi-sweet Choc. Chips
1/3 cup evaporated milk
2 Tble butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 bag whole pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Cookie:
1. Beat butter and sugar together in medium bowl until creamy.
2. Then add vanilla, evaporated milk, salt and flour and blend until mixed.
3. Roll dough out on powdered sugar (instead of flour). Roll out like sugar cookies.
4. Cut into 1-inch squares. Place separately on cookie sheet and bake in 325 degree oven for a few minutes. Do not Brown!

Caramel:
1. Heat caramels and evaporated milk till melted in heavy saucepan on medium heat, stir often.
2. Then add butter and sugar and beat till smooth. Remove from heat.
3. Drop a little caramel on each cookie before it cools. If it does start to harden just add a little evaporated milk and reheat some.

Chocolate Topping:
1. Melt choc. chips and and evaporated milk together in heavy saucepan on medium heat, stir while melting.
2. Then add butter, vanilla and powdered. sugar and beat till smooth. Remove from heat.
3. Drop a little chocolate on top of each cookie with caramel. Then press 1 whole pecan on top of chocolate before cools.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
36
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My sister Sam makes several batches of these every Christmas. I only get them when I visit.

 

 

 

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