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PDQ Turtle Cookies

Yield 3 1/2 dozen
Turtle cookies never tasted so good. The pecan "feet" provide little handles for easy eating.

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) package caramels (we tested with Farley's)
  • 1 (9-ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies (42 wafers)
  • 3 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup ready-to-spread milk chocolate frosting (we tested
  • with Duncan Hines)
  • Chocolate sprinkles

How to Make It

  1. Unwrap caramels; set aside.

  2. Place half of chocolate wafers, flat side up, on an ungreased cookie sheet. Top each wafer with a caramel. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes or just until caramels are soft. Immediately press 5 pecan halves, flat side up, into each caramel, resembling 4 turtle feet and a head. (Allow pecans to stick out beyond edges of each cookie.) Let cookies cool slightly; remove to wire racks, and cool completely. Repeat procedure with remaining chocolate wafers, caramels, and pecans.

  3. Turn cookies over and spread tops with chocolate frosting; sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles.

Christmas with Southern Living 2000