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Caramel Pecan Turtles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Donnalee Washburn
Added: Saturday, November 25, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. Crisco or 1 Crisco stick
1 ½ c. sugar
½ c. brown sugar
2 T. milk
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
4 to 5 c. of flour
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 ½ tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt

Caramel and Chocolate Topping
28 caramels
2 T. milk
3 c. pecan halves
1 6 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Directions:
Cream Crisco shortening and sugars together. Add milk. Beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar & salt. Mix into creamed mixture. Chill one hour. Heat oven to 350-- Roll out 1/3 of dough at a time, to ¼” thickness on a floured surface, cut out with 2 ¼” cookie cutters. Place 2” apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 5-6 minutes, until edges are slightly golden. Remove to cooling rack. For topping, combine caramels & milk in microwave-safe bowl. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave at 50% for 1 minute-- Stir, repeat until smooth (or melt on range top in small saucepan over very low heat.) Drop rounded teaspoonfuls on top of each cookie. Place 3 pecans halves around edge of caramel-- Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe cup. Microwave at 50% for 1 minute -- Stir -- Repeat until smooth (or melt on range top in small saucepan on very low heat). Spread rounded teaspoonfuls over tip of caramel. Don’t cover pecans. Cool completely.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 24 Turtles
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes to 1 hour

 

 

 

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