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Salted Turtle Bites

Enjoy these salted turtle cookies that are made with Pillsbury® cookies and enriched with caramels. Chocolate lovers cannot resist this dessert.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
24
caramels, unwrapped (from 14-oz bag)
2
tablespoons half-and-half
1/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1
teaspoon coarse sea salt

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; roll in pecans, pressing into dough. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Using handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and half-and-half uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel into indentation of each cookie. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Drizzle with melted chocolate; sprinkle with salt. Let stand about 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; roll in pecans, pressing into dough. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Using handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and half-and-half uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel into indentation of each cookie. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Drizzle with melted chocolate; sprinkle with salt. Let stand about 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Did you know? Pillsbury has a gluten free cookie dough.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.