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If you love turtle candies you’re going to love these Turtle Shortbread Cookies. These homemade shortbread cookies have a caramel sauce center, they’re drizzled with homemade chocolate sauce and topped with chopped pecans.

Prep time
0:45
Bake/Cook time
0:16 to 0:18
Yield
24 cookies
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Turtle Shortbread Cookies
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
0:45
Bake/Cook time :
0:16 to 0:18
Yield :
24 cookies

INGREDIENTS

Cookies

Topping

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using a box grater, move cold butter sticks back and forth over the small “eyes” of grater just as you would grate cheese.
  3. Combine grated butter, powdered sugar, salt, and flour in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  4. Mix on low speed until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  5. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Place dough in refrigerator until firm enough to roll. About 30-40 minutes or overnight.
  7. Meanwhile on the work surface area where you will be rolling dough, place a cookie sheet filled with ice cubes to chill area.
  8. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thick and cut into circles. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place briefly in freezer to make the cookies very cold and firm. Continue with remaining dough.
  9. Bake until very light in color, about 16-18 minutes, depending on thickness. Let cookies cool completely.
  10. Prepare chocolate sauce: Heat heavy cream in a small saucepan until super hot. Pour chocolate chips into a small bowl. Pour hot heavy cream over chocolate chips. Let sit 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate melts and becomes smooth.
  11. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of caramel into the center of cookies. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

IMPERIAL SUGAR INSIGHT

Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Angie Barrett @BigBearsWife.

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