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How to make it

  • Mix together oil, butter, both sugars and eggs; beat well.
  • Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and vanilla.
  • Cover bowl and chill dough 2 hours or more.
  • Roll dough into balls about 1½ inches around.
  • Place balls on cookie sheet, a couple inches apart, and press flat with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake at 350 until light brown, about 8 minutes or so.
  • Remove cookies from pan and cool completely on waxed paper.
  • For the topping, melt caramels with milk.
  • Melt chocolate chips in another dish.
  • Have the whole pecans ready in a bowl.
  • When cookies are cooled, swirl the melted caramel mixture onto the center of the cookie and not quite out to the edges.
  • Place a dollop of melted chocolate in the center of the caramel swirl area.
  • Place 4 whole pecans around the swirled caramel area, to look like the feet.
  • Allow turtles to set several hours to dry out some before storing them in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers.
  • NOTE: the "trick" to making these look right, is to make your cookies large enough (or your pecans small enough!) so that the pecans don't "hang over" the outer edge of the cookies - the pecan should meet the edge as close as possible, while the other end of the pecan just barely touchs the outer edge of the chocolate swirl in the center of the caramel.

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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    Yum, yum, YUMMY!!!
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  • cakelady 11 years ago
    These look wonderful! I've been looking for a new cookie to make the neighbors jealous! I think this might be the one!
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  • saavedra 11 years ago
    Yum, printing this off and making these when my kids are home for the holidays...sure to please. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Oh good here is the one I have been waiting for my entire life=0)lol...My husband will adore u for sharing this recipe. He loves anything that says turtle in the recipe! Thanks Krum..Im thinking I will make these on Sunday!Michelle
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    Krum, yer hurtin' me again! Don't you know the rules??? If it makes you fat it's GOTTA be hard to make with a list of ingredients longer than both my arms, from at least 4 countires! THAT'S how we STAY on our diets... I'm with NYMomma, these are lethal!
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  • organicmama 11 years ago
    Oh no you didn't.
    You didn't say the recipes you were adding were going to make me fat.
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  • notyourmomma 11 years ago
    Oh my oh my, these sound just wicked. I love turtles. I love cookies, these could be lethal! YUM.
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  • crystalwaters 11 years ago
    LOL my Mom collects turtles (figurines etc) so I'll have to make these for her this holiday season! Great post, thanx! :-)
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  • crocwoman 11 years ago
    I'm adding this to my holiday baking list. Sounds very good and quite easy to prepare. Thanks for the post
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    OMG these sound sooooooooooooo good, I'm making them for the holidays if not sooner. Thank you so much for this post.
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  • zena824 11 years ago
    OMG Krum......what are you trying to do to me right off the bat here... you just got home and your pulling this recipe out of the hat....They sound scrumptous.....Cant wait to try them...
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