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Chocolate Cookie Turtles

Chocolate Cookie TurtlesDo you love chocolate-covered raisins? Treat yourself This festive, super-easy-to-make, cookie makes a great treat for school parties with very little effort.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (18-ounce) package NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 2/3 cups shelled pecans, (about 100)
20 soft caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Soak pecans in water for 5 minutes. Arrange 5 pecans on ungreased baking sheets (1 for head, 4 for legs), leaving about a 1-inch circle in center.
  3. Shape slightly rounded tablespoons of cookie dough into balls; place over circle onto pecans.
  4. Repeat with remaining pecans and dough, placing turtles two inches apart on baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are crisp. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Microwave caramels and milk in medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 1/2 minutes; stir. Microwave at additional 10 to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over turtles.

Makes 20 cookies.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.