This is the last batch of cookies that I planned on making before coming up with which one to bring to the cookie exchange. But I’m truly not happy with these. The recipe that was given to me to make these cookies were called “Caramel Fudge Turtle Cookies”. I’m not a huge fan of pecans, so I decided to change the topping to a Hershey’s kiss. But as you can see from the picture, the colors are working together at all. So this little baking adventure will be put as the fun over night play date that Brooklyn had!! Brooklyn had a friend spend the night so I did have some help from the three little ones.
Here’s what you need for these cookies:
pouch Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie Mix
Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
12 caramels, unwrapped
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup hot fudge topping
36 Pecan halves
Here’s what you do:
Make cookie dough as directed on package, stirring in flour. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F 11 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; place cookies on cooling rack.
Microwave caramels and milk uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Dip one side of each cookie at an angle into caramel mixture to coat top half; spread if necessary. If caramel thickens, add up to 1 teaspoon additional milk and reheat.
Spread about 1 teaspoon fudge topping on top of each cookie. Place pecan half on topping. Let stand about 15 minutes until toppings are set.
Since I had the red and white Hershey’s kisses, I melted some white chocolate chips in the microwave and added some red food coloring. I thought this might help with the “look” of the cookie. Just not happy with how they look. We ate them. They taste good. But just not what I wanted for the cookie exchange.
So far the fudge has the lead in this contest. We’ll see if I find one more I can bake before I need to decide.
As for this round…we had fun baking together! The kids got to help bake. And even though Nana isn’t happy with these, the kids sure are. So for today, the best part was having fun together!
Patricia – Two Girls Cooking