Free Online Recipes

Sign Up login

Turtle Shortbread Cookies Recipe


               Recipe Tools

No Reviews Yet
Read / Add New Review
Add / Copy to a Cookbook
Printable Format



     Turtle Shortbread Cookies

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None
Servings   6 doz
Preptime   1 hour 20 min
  Total Time- 1 hour 50 min

1 1/2 cups butter or stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
24 caramels
1 bag (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
2 teaspoons shortening
1 cup chopped pecans
6 dozen pecan halves

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix butter, sugar and almond extract. Stir in flour and salt. (If dough is crumbly, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons additional softened butter or stick margarine.) 2. Divide dough into 12 equal parts. Roll each part into 1/4-inch thick circle. (If dough is sticky, chill about 15 minutes.) Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place wedges 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until melted. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 1 to 3 minutes, stirring halfway through heating time, until melted and thin enough to drizzle. 4. Dip 2 straight edges of each cookie into melted caramel, then into chopped pecans. (If caramel thickens, add up to 1 teaspoon water and heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramel softens.) 5. Place a dot of melted chocolate on top of each cookie; place pecan half on chocolate. Drizzle remaining chocolate on tops of cookies.
Did You Know Shortbread comes from Scotland and was originally made as a large round cake with notched “spokes” radiating from the center to symbolize the rays of the sun. In the eighteenth century, the triangular wedges were called “petticoat tails.” Substitution Milk chocolate chips can be used for the semisweet chocolate chips. Substitution Use vanilla for the almond extract for a slightly different flavor.
Nutrition Information- 1 Cookie- Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 50mg; Total Carbohydrate 11g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 4g); Protein 1g Percent Daily Value- Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%

Originally Submitted

0 Out of 5 from 0 reviews

You can add this Turtle Shortbread Cookies recipe to your own private DesktopCookbook.


Contact Us | Help | About Us

Copyright Complaints | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

Copyright © 2002 - 2020 DesktopCookbook. All rights reserved.
Site Owned by
Integrated Sales Resources, LLC.