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Turtle Tassies – 365 Days of Baking


A fan-favorite cookie that includes chocolate, pecans, and caramel, these Turtle Tassies are the right bite-size deal with in your subsequent vacation celebration or household gathering! When you don’t know what a “tassie” is, you’re not alone! Tassies are like a sugar cookie cup, made in mini muffin cups as a substitute of baked on a cookie sheet, then topped or crammed with a wide range of delectable goodies. These Turtle Tassies are really easy to make and enjoyable to eat!

A bite taken out of a chocolate cookie cup filled with dark chocolate, caramel, and pecans.

This chocolate cookie recipe with caramel and pecans is Day 3 of our 12 Days of CookiesCompletely happy Baking!

Make sure you take a look at the entire different days for extra wonderful cookies!

Day 1 – Copycat Crumbl Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies
Day 2 – Linzer Cookies
Day 3 – Chocolate Dipped Orange Cookies
Day 4 – You’re on it!
Day 5 – 11/29/22
Day 6 – 11/30/22
Day 7 – 12/1/22
Day 8 – 12/2/22
Day 9 – 12/3/22
Day 10 – 12/4/22
Day 11 – 12/5/22
Day 12 – 12/6/22

This chocolate cookie cup recipe has most undoubtedly been a labor of affection. I labored, reworked and labored this recipe for a complete of 4 occasions earlier than I felt I’d nailed it. It was arduous, however I actually suppose you’ll love these when you make them.
The chocolate cookie, the darkish chocolate backside, chewy caramel and crunchy pecans make this recipe a keeper and one which might be loved all 12 months lengthy.
Santa will LOVE them!

Turtle Tassies

Why are these treats referred to as “Turtle” tassies?

Turtle candies originated within the early 1900s when somebody seen that the deal with constituted of pecan halves coated in caramel and enveloped in chocolate seemed identical to a turtle shell! The identify caught, and now “turtle” has turn into synonymous with the flavors of pecan, turtle, and chocolate.

Process for making Turtle Tassies

What do I must make these turtle pecan tassies?

Collect the next components earlier than you start baking:

  • 1 cup butter, unsalted
  • White sugar
  • Mild brown sugar
  • 2 massive eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Darkish chocolate chips
  • 22 oz. unwrapped caramels
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Heavy cream
Chocolate cookie cups

The right way to make Turtle Tassie cookie cups

First, preheat your oven to 350 levels F., then put together a mini muffin tin by spraying it evenly with cooking spray. Use a paper towel to unfold the spray across the sides of every tin. Unwrap all of the caramels and put them in a small bowl.

In a big bowl, cream collectively the butter and sugars for about three minutes till mild and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and blend properly. Then add the eggs, one by one, incorporating absolutely after each.

In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the dry components. Add them to the creamed butter combination in two batches till simply mixed. Make sure you scrape the edges and particularly the underside of the blending bowl since among the dry components will settle there.

Use barely lower than 1 1/2 tablespoons cookie dough to form dough into balls and place each within the backside of a mini muffin cup. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Take away the pan from the oven, and utilizing the tip of a wood spoon, gently press into the bottoms and sides of the cookie cups to flatten and create a gap, taking care to not make holes within the dough. The dough might be considerably moist and underdone, however shouldn’t stick an excessive amount of to the spoon deal with. If it does, return to oven to bake for an extra minute or two earlier than utilizing the spoon once more.

Return the muffin tin to the oven and bake a closing spherical for an extra three to 5 minutes. As soon as out of the oven, however dough ought to look a tad moist, however not utterly finished. Use the spoon to create a deeper opening in every of the cups, if crucial with out puncturing the bottoms.

Whereas the cookies are within the oven, soften the caramels and heavy cream in a saucepan over medium warmth, stirring ceaselessly till the caramels are easy and melted. Flip the warmth right down to low to maintain the caramel dip heat.

Take away cookies from the oven and place 4 chocolate chips into every cup. Drizzle about two to a few teaspoons of caramel on the highest of every cup, then place ¼ teaspoon of chopped pecans on high. Permit cookies to utterly cool in pan. Gently take away the sugar cookie cups from the pan, then place them on a wire rack to chill.

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Recipe Notes:

  • I discovered it’s best to assemble the cookies proper on the range. This manner the nice and cozy caramel stays gentle close to the warmth and is simple to drop onto the cookies. You may additionally put the saucepan of caramel sauce right into a medium skillet with about an inch of boiling water. This can assist hold the caramel gentle sufficient to work.
  • I discovered it best to place the chocolate chips into every cookie first, put the caramel into half of the cups after which high these with the pecans. Then I completed the remainder of the tray.
  • Place the pecan items onto the caramel instantly; in case you wait too lengthy, the caramel will harden the pecans received’t stick.
Caramel, pecans, and chocolate cookie cups.

Can I make Turtle Tassies forward of time?

Turtle  Tassies have a dough that freezes rather well. You may make the dough forward of time and freeze it for as much as 3 months. Be sure that to wrap the dough in a number of layers (parchment paper, aluminum foil, freezer baggage, and many others) or in an hermetic container to stop freezer burn and to maintain it as contemporary as doable.

The right way to retailer leftover cookies

These cookies are greatest saved at room temperature in an hermetic container. You possibly can take pleasure in them for as much as 3-4 days. 

You may as well freeze the baked cookies for as much as 3 months. Use plastic wrap and freezer baggage or an hermetic container to maintain them as contemporary as doable. 

Pecans on caramel in a cookie cup.

Our favourite Turtle Treats

When you love “turtle” desserts, you’ll love our Straightforward Turtle No-Bake Dream Bars. These scrumptious Rolo Pretzel Turtles are a well-liked sweet in the course of the vacation season. Or, strive these fluffy Turtle Parfaits!

Extra Pecan Recipes

When you love pecans, strive a few of our favourite pecan recipes!

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A bite taken out of a chocolate cookie cup filled with dark chocolate, caramel, and pecans.

Make sure you take a look at the remainder of our scrumptious cookies in our 12 Days of Cookies Sequence!

Turtle Tassies

Created by: Lynne Feifer

Turtle Tassies

A fan-favorite cookie that includes chocolate, pecans, and caramel, these Turtle Tassies are the right bite-size deal with in your subsequent vacation celebration or household gathering!

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Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F, and put together a mini muffin tin by spraying it with cooking spray. Use a paper towel to wipe the edges of the muffins cups. Unwrap the entire caramels and put them right into a bowl.

  • In a mixing bowl, cream collectively the butter and sugars for 3 minutes till mild and fluffy. Add the vanilla and blend properly.

  • Add the eggs, one by one incorporating absolutely after each.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry components to the creamed butter in two batches till simply mixed.

  • Utilizing about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough, roll into balls and place every right into a mini muffin cup. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Take away pan from oven and utilizing the rounded finish of a wood spoon, gently press into the bottoms and sides of the cookie cups to flatten and create a gap. Take care to not make holes within the dough. The dough might be barely moist and should stick with the tip of the spoon, however should not be too underdone. Whether it is, return to oven for an additional minute or two.

  • After placing holes in the entire cookie cups, return to oven and bake for an extra 2-5 minutes. Upon elimination, the underside of the cups ought to seem moist, however not utterly dry.

Filling

  • Whereas cookies are in oven, soften the caramels and heavy cream in a saucepan over medium warmth, stirring very ceaselessly till utterly easy and melted. Flip warmth right down to low.

  • I discovered it best to assemble proper on the oven, preserving the caramel heat on the range. When cookies are lastly faraway from the oven, place 4 chocolate chips into every cup. Cowl with about two – three teaspoons of caramel. I used a tablespoon, however solely put about two teaspoons into every cup.

  • Place ¼ teaspoon of chopped pecans on high. After the cookies have cooled, gently take away them from the pan and place on a wire cooling rack.

Notes

Please learn the publish for extra recommendations on making them and assembling. 

Vitamin

Serving: 1cookie | Energy: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fats: 9g | Saturated Fats: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 2g | Trans Fats: 0.2g | Ldl cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

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