Monday, December 15, 2014

Secret Recipe Club Cookie Carnival: Turtle Cookies

Hello, hello....Group C & D had their last reveal day of 2014 in November and we just couldn't go out like that...we had to have something going on in December to get our fix :) So I asked my amazing members of Secret Recipe Club if they would like to do a whole club-wide shindig featuring cookies and they responded in an overwhelming positive way. Today, there are no group separations - we were assigned to someone randomly - could be from our regular group or from another, if we were lucky enough. It's still been a secret and it's been very exciting to stop by a new blog. Plus, I got to make cookies!!! :)
I was randomly assigned to Veronica of Veronica's Cornucopia, a group C member, for our Cookie Carnival. Veronica is a married data conversion operator for the USPS. She started out sharing recipes on Myspace before switching over to blogging them. She blogs a lot of sweets (my kind of gal!) and also blogs about her cute little one year old Joshua. Be sure to stop by her blog and check it all out!

I had some trouble figuring out which of her many cookie recipes I wanted to make...there were White Chocolate Cherry Chunkies (which I would've adapted with cranberries), Turtle Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies, and Black Gold Cookies. Ultimately, I went with the Turtle Cookies because yum, yum, yum! Plus I had already planned a peppermint cookie for the cookie swap - which I will be posting later today.

Turtle Cookies | Chocolate + Caramel + Pecans = Cookie Perfection. You all have to try these!! #SecretRecipeClub #recipe #cookies

These were fantastic little cookies! I couldn't find caramel bits, so I used caramel candies chopped up in smaller pieces...and pecan chips, so there weren't any large chunks of anything. They had the perfect mixture of all three: chocolate, caramel, and pecans. They were chewy initially and then after a week or so they got a little harder, but I'm not sure if that's because I didn't actually store them properly because we ate on them so much LOL.

Turtle Cookies | Chocolate + Caramel + Pecans = Cookie Perfection. You all have to try these!! #SecretRecipeClub #recipe #cookies

What you need:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel candies, chopped into bits
  • 1 cup pecan chips
  1. Cream butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, and vinegar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and baking soda and mix until combined.
  3. Add flour and mix until combined.
  4. Add chocolate chips, caramel candies, and pecans and stir.
  5. Scoop the cookies onto a parchment-lined or silpat-lined cookie sheet with a cookie scooper.
  6. Bake at 350* for 10 to 12 minutes. Let sit on the sheet for 5 minutes and remove to a wire rack.

Turtle Cookies | Chocolate + Caramel + Pecans = Cookie Perfection. You all have to try these!! #SecretRecipeClub #recipe #cookies

Recipe from Veronica's Cornucopia


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