Friday, December 16, 2011

Caramel Turtle Sugar Cookies

pouch Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie Mix or your sugar cookie recipe (the mixes are quite good for baking with your kids)
Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
  tablespoons all-purpose flour for rolling
  caramels, unwrapped
 tbsp cream
  cup hot fudge topping
  Pecan halves
  1. Make cookie dough as directed on package, stirring in flour. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; place cookies on cooling rack.
  2. Microwave caramels and milk uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Caramels will continue to melt when removed so do not over heat. Dip one side of each cookie at an angle into caramel mixture to coat top half; spread if necessary. If caramel thickens, add up to 1 teaspoon additional milk and reheat.
  3. Spread about 1 teaspoon fudge topping on top of each cookie. Place pecan half on topping. Let stand about 15 minutes until toppings are set.
Makes 3 dozen cookies

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