Christmas time is filled with delicious cookies being made and exchanged left and right. This year I joined a group of awesome bloggers in a recipe swap. The recipe for these yummy Turtle Snickerdoodles is brought to you by Home. Made. Interest. A website run by two friends (Kat & Melinda) sharing their yummy recipes, fun crafts, beautiful decorating, and great party ideas. Head over to their site to get my recipe for Frosted Cashew Cookies. To see all the cookies/bloggers in on the exchange go HERE!
Chocolate turtles are one of my favorite Christmas candies. I just love the combination of chocolate, buttery caramel, and nutty pecans. Seriously, I’ll take turtle anything! Turtle sundae’s, turtle brownies, turtle cupcakes, turtle cookies…
And let’s talk about Rolos– I am a big fan of them. Along with a box of my favorite chocolates from See’s Candies, Santa always made sure to fill my stocking with a bag of them. This year I’ll have to use them to make these cookie again.
- 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter unsalted, room temp.
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 eggs large
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 7oz bag of Pecan halves
- 1 bag Rolo or other chocolate and caramel candies
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined.
Add vanilla and continue mixing.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until the dough is smooth.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes - 1 hour.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and gently press down on them with the bottom of a glass, or the palm of your hand to flatten them slightly.
Bake for 6 minutes, then remove cookies from oven and press an unwrapped rolo into the center of each cookie.
Place cookies back in the oven for 2 minutes.
Remove from oven and press a pecan half into each roll, flattening it.
Move cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
Craving more caramel and pecans?