Friday, February 17, 2012

Salted Turtle Cookies

Salted Turtle Cookies | www.bakeyourday.net

Oh hi, Friday.  Fridays are sort of for cookies.  Well, any day is for cookies.  But Fridays are for new cookie recipes that will knock your socks off.  It’s sweet and salty, soft and chewy and you’re going to love it.  I’m sure.

The wonderful Krissy of Krissy’s Creations kindly asked me if I would guest post for her.  I agreed because: a. Krissy’s blog is so classy, I was hooked immediately on her gorgeous creations; and b. I’ll take any excuse to develop a new cookie recipe for new friends.

Sea salt.  Caramel.  Pecans.  Chocolate.

Salted Turtle Cookies | www.bakeyourday.net

In a cookie.

Salted Turtle Cookies | www.bakeyourday.net

with sweet caramel drizzle.

Salted Turtle Cookies | www.bakeyourday.net
Don’t wait one minute to make these. See the post at Krissy’s blog.

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Salted Turtle Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Salted Turtle Cookies recipe: pecans, chocolate, caramel all rapped up in cookie form with a caramel drizzle.

Ingredients:

for the cookies

3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) butter
2 cups + 2 Tbs. flour (10 5/8 ounces)*
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar (7 ounces)*
1/2 cup sugar (3 1/2 ounces)*
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. almond extract*
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup caramel bits
1/2 cup chopped pecans

for the topping
1/3 cup caramel sauce

Directions:

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Set aside and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, measure flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk until combined. Set aside

Add both sugars to the butter and mix by hand. If you prefer, you can use a mixer. Add the egg and egg yolk and mix to combine. Stir in the almond extract. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Add the chocolate chips, caramel bits and chopped pecans and mix thoroughly. If the batter is tough, use your hands to get everything combined.

Scoop dough onto a lined baking sheet; I used a 1 1/4 ice cream scoop for my cookies. Chill the dough for 15 minutes.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Be cautious not to over-bake.

Transfer to a wire rack and dust lightly with sea salt. Let the cookies cool completely. Once cooled, drizzle with additional caramel sauce and chopped pecans, if desired.

Cassie’s notes

If you prefer more chocolate, feel free to add more chocolate chips, or add chocolate drizzle in addition to, or instead of the caramel drizzle.

To ensure accuracy in these cookies, I highly recommend measuring the flour and sugars by weight. I’ve tried it both ways and the texture is much better when the ingredients are measured by weight.

If you are out of almond, or don’t care for the flavor, feel free to substitute vanilla. I liked the way the almond and pecans complimented each other in these.

 

 

34 Responses to “Salted Turtle Cookies”

  1. #
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 17, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    Agreed. Friday’s are totally for cookies. Heading over now for the AMAZING cookie recipe! :D

  2. #
    Blog is the New Black — February 17, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    Ooooooh, loving these!

  3. #
    Maureen — February 17, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    How could I resist these? I won’t even try.

  4. #
    brandi — February 17, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    oh my goodness – they look so amazing!

  5. #
    elizabeth @ chronic venture — February 17, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    yumm!

  6. #
    Sally — February 17, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    oh my gosh, these looks to die for. i love chocolate turtles.. something about the combination of chocolate, pecans, and caramel is to-die-for! i’ve been meaning to make a chocolate turtle blondie sometime soon, but these cookies might come first!!

  7. #
    Anna — February 17, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    These look amazing! I can never get enough cookies.

  8. #
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 17, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    Just left a comment there…they look amazing. I love caramel! Just posted about it…today!

    • Cassie replied: — February 17th, 2012 @ 10:42 am

      funny, we are always on the same wavelength!

  9. #
    Bev Weidner — February 17, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Looooove these!

  10. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 17, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    There are PERFECTO!

  11. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 17, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Cassie, these cookies look out of this world! Wonderful flavors and really pretty photos. Thanks for sharing!

  12. #
    Dee at Deelicous Sweets — February 17, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Sweet! These are over the top. I can smell them baking now! I’ll be saving this one for future use.

  13. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — February 17, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    Love these! Salty and sweet is on my top fav list and turtle is actually one of my fav ways to have things..you know the turtle chex mix?? omg to die for! I wish we were neighbors so I can come sneak some in my tummy :)

  14. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — February 17, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    WOW. O M G doesn’t even begin to cover it..

  15. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — February 17, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    These look fantastic! Look forward to heading over to check out the recipe now! :)

  16. #
    Erin — February 17, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    I neglect the turtle-realm too often because I cannot recall the last time I had anything turtley. These look so good!

  17. #
    Ramona — February 17, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    I love a turtle anything! What I think it fabulous is the hint of salt… love the salty-sweet sensation. YUM! Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  18. #
    Ann — February 17, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    YUM! They look amazing and I’m headed over to check out the recipe!

  19. #
    Krissy's Creations — February 18, 2012 @ 12:34 am

    Thank you SOOO much for Guest Posting! Your are the best :)

  20. #
    kitchenarian — February 18, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    I love caramel and these cookies look amazing! I’m definitely heading over for the recipe. :)

  21. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — February 18, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    What a great sweet and salty combination!

  22. #
    Rosendo — February 18, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    Genial idea! Me ha encantado!

  23. #
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — February 18, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    All my favorites rolled into one sweet little bite!

  24. #
    Steve @ the black peppercorn — February 18, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    Love turtle anything!!!! Cassie, these look deadly. Deadly delicious

  25. #
    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious — February 19, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    Oh. my. God, these look fantastic!

  26. #
    Baking Serendipity — February 19, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    I am a huge sucker for caramel and that final drizzle puts these absolutely over the top :) Awesome guest post feature!

  27. #
    Megan @CountryCleaver — February 20, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    When I saw these up on TK today I just about died a happy death. I want to dive into a vat of that caramel and have one of these cookies thrown at me to be used as a life preserver!! Gorgeous Cassie, gorgeous.

  28. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 20, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Ohhhh wowzah!

  29. #
    nicole {sweet peony} — February 21, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    These cookies look amazing! I might need to make them now… even though it’s almost 1am haha. Yummmm! The caramel drizzle just takes these over the top. Gorgeous, Cassie!

  30. #
    Kim Bee — February 21, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    I could not remember if I left a comment or not. But OMG you know I love me anything turtle related. I am so trying these. Yummo!

  31. #
    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — February 22, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Whoa. Girl. Uh maz ing!

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