Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sinful Toffee Turtles

OK let me warn you now so you do not get mad at me for what is about to happen to you. I joined this new blog a few days ago and this is the second item I have made off Hugs-Cookies page. So be warned before you go over you will fall in love with her blog which will in turn make you want to bake everything she has on her blog which could make you gain a lot of weight, but just work out a little harder and all will balance out. LOL
I am scard to look at her older post because I may want to bake more. She is talking about a cake she is making that is going to weigh over 11.5 pounds. Kind of sounds like a cake I made with a cheesecake layer in it. :o) I think that one was close to 25 pounds.
But really, go on over and like her page you are really going to love it. :o)

1 stick butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Caramel Bits, 4 ounces (or regular caramels)
1 1/2 T. heavy cream

1 bag Heath toffee bits or chocolate toffee bits (both work great)
Pecan Halves-one per cookie
Small amount of melted chocolate disks or chips for drizzling!

Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Beat butter and sugar till creamy. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Once combined well, gradually add flour, salt and cocoa. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in fridge at least 2 hours. You need this dough to be very cold!

Once chilled, break off large Tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Roll each ball into the toffee bits. Place on cookie sheet and use back of a small measuring spoon to press an indent in the center. This step is like making a thumbprint cookie. Bake in the oven for approx 10-12 minutes. (Don't worry if they spread at this point because you will fix centers!) Remove and press the centers down with the measuring spoon again to fix the indent.

While cookies cool, melt caramels and cream in microwave and stir smooth. Let cool a few minutes and carefully spoon some into the center of each cookie. Top each caramel center with a pecan halve. Once set, melt chocolate in microwave and drizzle over the tops!

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds like I need to stay away from her site.

I already need to lose weight.