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Giant Turtle Treasure Cookies recipe

Giant Turtle Treasure Cookies.

Not many people can resist the temptationof chocolate covered-caramel turtles sandwiched between tendersugar cookies.

Recipe: Giant Turtle TreasureCookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped pecans
20 NESTL ® TURTLES® Candies, cut in half – divideduse

  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt ina small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extractin a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time,beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture;stir in nuts. Turn dough onto sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap tightlyand refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Divide refrigerated dough into 8 equalpieces. Return 6 pieces to refrigerator. Working with 2 piecesat a time, form each piece into a ball; place each on a separatesheet of plastic wrap. Using lightly floured hands, flatten ballsinto 6-inch circles. Lift one circle with wrap and invert ontoungreased baking sheet; peel off wrap. Arrange 10 Turtle halveson top of circle. Cover with second circle; peel off wrap. Pressedges together gently to seal.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until goldenbrown. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes; remove to wire rackto cool completely.
  • Repeat with remaining refrigerated doughand remaining Turtle halves to make 3 more cookies. Cut eachcookie into 8 wedges.

    Makes 32 cookies.

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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