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12 February 2012

Chocoalte Turtle Cookies



So in the spirit of Valentine's Day- I decided I had to make something chocolate. Valentine's without chocolate isn't really Valentine's Day. So my favorite is chocolate turtle anything, and so I searched the web for some really good chocolate turtle recipes and I found Turtle Cookies. They looked absolutely delicious and so I figured why not try them for the Day of Love? They are not semi-homemade but they definitely are not difficult...messy...yes...difficult...no.

This is definitely a dessert for chocolate lovers :) My sister would LOVE this recipe.




CHOCOLATE TURTLE COOKIES
Adapted from Rock Recipes

INGREDIENTS

Preheat Oven to 350F degrees.

2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. of cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. butter or 2 sticks softened
1 c. of granulated sugar
1 c. of light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. chocolate chips (1 bag)
1 c. of pecans
carmel candies (I cut them in 1/4th sizes)

DIRECTIONS

Mix dry ingredients separately (again sift first to avoid lumps). Set aside. Mix together butter, both sugars, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add in dry ingredients, but do not over mix (as it will make dough very soft and sticky). Fold in chocolate chips. The dough will be sticky and soft. So I froze for 30 minutes and then covered my hands with crisco to reduce the stickyness. Roll into 3/4 inch balls (I found 1 inch round balls to be too big). Dip half the ball into pecans and place onto cookie sheet. Press down on cookie ball to slightly flatten. In the middle of cookie ball, place a small piece of carmel candy.

Bake 10-12 minutes (10 minutes if you like gooey, 12 minutes if you like more crispy/crunchy). Press down on the slightly melted carmel to spread out. Let cool. Once cookies are cooled- drizzle chocolate across cookies. I use a wilton squeeze bottle to have more control over the drizzle.

Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!
Chika



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