2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Turtle Cookies

Submitted by: Pat Krisch from Monroe County Electric Co-Operative, Inc.

Message from Pat Krisch:

A co-worker brought these cookies in for a Christmas cookie contest and won first prize. I tried the cookies on my family and they loved them. I’ve been making the recipe ever since.

Ingredients:

1 box of Ghirardelli Caramel Turtle Brownie Mix
1 egg
1/2 stick of softened butter
18 pecan halves

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry brownie ingredients with egg and softened butter in a large bowl with electric mixer on low until it forms into dough. Scoop 1 rounded tablespoon of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet for each cookie. Press an imprint in center of each cookie. Fill impression with caramel (included in box). Top each cookie caramel center with a pecan. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes.
Allow to cool on cookie sheet until firm. Then move to cookie rack to cool completely.
Makes 18 cookies.