Turtle Cookies

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For some reason, it seems that when the holidays roll around and I start to have recipe failures. I thought these Turtle Cookies were going to be a quick and easy recipe success. The first time I made them, I used dulce de leche from a can. They were easy to make, they tasted delicious and the pictures turned out great. But the next morning when I saw the cookies, the chocolate coating had cracked on all of them! So, I tried again and again until I thought about moving on from this recipe idea, but decided I was going to find a way to make it work…no.matter.what. And I succeeded, so today I am finally sharing my recipe for Turtle Sandwich Cookies using Ritz crackers.

To make about 1/4 cup of caramel sauce, use 12 caramels (I used Kraft Caramels) and 2 teaspoons of whipping cream. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Microwave for an additional 15 seconds and stir. Continue heating and stirring at 15 second intervals until smooth. Watch carefully so that the caramel sauce doesn’t boil over or burn.

Before putting the caramel sauce on the crackers, you need to to cool and thicken. So, allow the sauce to cool at room temperature for about 8-10 minutes, stirring often to keep it smooth.

Plop about 1 teaspoon of the caramel in the center of a Ritz cracker. This made enough for me to make 11 turtle sandwich cookies.

Turtle Cookies
Turtle Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 12 caramels (I used Kraft)
  • 2 tsp heavy whipping cream
  • 22 Ritz crackers
  • 4 squares chocolate almond bark
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • Optional: whole pecans, sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Place caramels and whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir.
  2. Microwave for an additional 15 seconds and stir. Continue heating and stirring at 15 second intervals until smooth. Watch carefully so that the caramel sauce doesn’t boil over or burn.
  3. Allow the sauce to cool and thicken, at room temperature, for about 8-10 minutes, stirring often to keep it smooth.
  4. Plop about 1 teaspoon of the caramel in the center of 11 Ritz crackers.
  5. Top each with another cracker and squish the caramel so that it spreads out.

You can find complete recipes of this Turtle Cookies in thegunnysack.com

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