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Lil Maggies (Chocolate Turtle Cookies) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Chloe Bierbower

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1 egg, separated + 1 egg white
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped finely
14 soft caramel candies
3 tbsp. heavy cream
Optional: melted chocolate chips

Note: I use 2 bags of Werther's Soft Caramels.

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in a bowl.

In another bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy. Add egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients until just combined. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

In a small bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Place pecans in another small bowl. Roll chilled dough into 1-inch balls. Dip and roll each dough ball into egg whites until evenly coated. Roll each dough ball into pecans until fully covered.

Place dough balls 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Make an indentation in the center of each dough ball with the bottom of a teaspoon. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Heat caramels and cream in bowl over medium-low heat until melted, stirring occasionally.

Once cookies are removed from oven, press existing indentation with teaspoon. Fill each center with 1/2 tsp. of caramel mixture.

Cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

**Optional: drizzle melted chocolate over each cookie.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20-30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mom liked them so much we renamed them "Lil Maggies."

 

 

 

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