Peanut Butter-Toffee Turtle Cookies

  • jenkschneider Posted: 12/27/09
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    These were the best cookies I have ever had!! Needless to say they didn't last long! Followed the recipe exactly except for using a Bisquick Substitute recipe. 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon Crisco. Mix dry ingredients together, then using a pastry knife cut the Crisco into the mix. Makes 1 cup Bisquick equivalent.

  • haileej88 Posted: 03/28/09
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    I added these to my annual Christmas cookie platter and everyone LOVED them! I cooked them to be a little more crisp than I would have liked but no one seemed to care. I had already made 7 kinds of cookies so by the time I made these I was a little burned out with the amount of time they took but if I had made them alone I am sure it wouldn't have bothered me! I did make them a little larger than the recipe recommended and the larger cookie was probably overkill so leave it as is.

  • fyremom Posted: 12/10/09
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    Has anyone tried freezing these cookies?

  • AngelaB Posted: 12/20/08
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    Worthy of a special occasion. Very rich and sweet, almost like a candy not a cookie. The cookie is a little dense since using the shortcut of using Bisquick (I used lighter version Heart Smart). I wish this recipe had raw ingredients, it would make the recipe even better. I ran alittle short on caramel according to the recipe. Overall still a 4 star and very good. Quick to make.

  • ZableLane Posted: 11/25/09
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    make your own biscuit mix by using the following recipe at recipezaar.com Recipe #69051 I can't wait to try these cookies

  • andyt5528 Posted: 01/12/09
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    I made this for the first time for Christmas this year. What a delicious cookie. I've only had two cookie recipes I make annually for for Christmas. I think this recipe may make it three.

  • Blondie28 Posted: 11/25/09
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    Anyone know what to use instead of that bisquick stuff? i really prefer to not use anything prepackaged like that. Thanks!

  • GaLady Posted: 12/12/09
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    I liked the presentation of this, but like others, didn't care for the bisquick. So I made this just like the recipie exept I just used a peanut butter cookie base. I did what is considered "traditional" when you think turtles, put pecan halves under the cookies so they resemble the little guy. Great. I will make these again for the flavor and the wow factor.

  • B0ssesMa Posted: 11/14/10
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    Havent made this recipe yet, BUT...peanut butter cookie dough base?! I am excited to make this recipe and will use a pecan sables ( like pecan shortbread dough) recipe as the base instead so they are more true to the flavor of the real Turtles. Also, I may adapt them to being bars for speedier prep. Bon apptite everyone!

  • McErica Posted: 11/12/10
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    Haven't tried this yet. Love turtles, but not peanut butter. What would be a good substitute?

  • East9thStreet Posted: 12/04/10
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    I used the Bisquick substitute & instead of peanuts used pecans. These cookies were delicious and had great presentation for my cookie exchange. I flatted the cookies with a solid metal spatula instead of my hand to make them more uniform. These will definitely be made each holiday.

  • mbarta3 Posted: 11/22/11
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    I made this recipe as a gift for some friends last Christmas, but don't think I would make them again. They're somewhat labor intensive and I wasn't a fan of the base cookie. The caramel and chocolate toppings were great, so I would suggest just substituting a more standard peanut butter cookie recipe instead.

  • kwashburn Posted: 11/30/11
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    These cookies are great and they just get better with time. I made a batch on Sunday and they are even more delicious today (Wednesday)! Great for cookies exchanges this time of year!

  • hannahsgirl Posted: 11/07/12
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    Hey Joysimon lighten up! If you don't want to use it don't - nobody is forcing you to make these recipes.........I think you need a "karma" class instead of a "cooking" class.

  • emdishner Posted: 11/23/12
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    Everyone loved these last year and I've had requests to make them again this year. They froze well in a single layer, but were a little dryer than the batch we ate right away.

  • Joysimon Posted: 11/07/12
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    Why BISQUICK? I will use no "prepared foods" in my baking and a recipe with anything like that NEVER makes it to my recipe file. Give me the ingredients so I know what I have in my baking--flour, baking powder/soda, etc. Why spend money on BISQUICK when one cup of BISQUICK can be substituted by a mix of 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and I tablespoon of melted butter. I MIGHT try the recipe with the substitution. No chemicals or hydrogenated fat in the substitution!

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