If I had to pick my favourite Christmas cookie that I baked last year it would have to be Taste of Home’s Caramel Pecan Treasures. As you will see they were kind of a pain to make but truly, I think these are worth the effort. They taste like Turtle cookies! These are truly winner cookies that I can wholeheartedly recommend if you have the time, patience and love in your heart to make them.
This is an egg-free cookie dough and only requires butter, brown sugar, vanilla, flour and baking powder. I used a tablespoon to make the 1″ balls and baked them at 325F for 12-15 minutes.
While they were baking I got some caramels and sliced them thinly and flattened which the recipe does not recommend but I thought a whole caramel was just too big. I made more work for myself but still stand beside this foodie decision.
Here comes the assembly line! You melt shortening into chocolate to make the drizzle and I recommend putting some chocolate on the bottom of the caramels to help them adhere to the cookie. I did not and some of the caramels slid off.
Once you attach the caramel, drizzle with chocolate and sprinkle some finely chopped pecans on top.
Are they not gorgeous?! And they are just as delicious, I swear. My only complaint is the recipe says it yields five dozen but when I made them I only got 28 cookies.
What is your favourite Christmas cookie? I went to the Bulk Barn and stocked up on supplies and am looking for new inspiration if you care to share.
Gordon Hamilton says
They look absolutely delicious and well worth the effort required to make. Unfortunately, I don’t have a sweet tooth but would definitely consider making them for friends and family.
Debra She Who Seeks says
I love all cookies (unless they have coconut in them). Faves include thimble cookies, shortbread, small rum balls, ginger cookies and sugar cookies. Pretty traditional, I know!
These look delicious. I think cutting the caramels is a good idea.
omg. the deliciousness might be too much. i might have to make some of these little badboys. if i get past the sewing portion of my december in time to bake, that is! thanks for sharing!
and ditto to cutting the caramels. too much as whole…
Wandering Coyote says
Ooooh! These look unspeakably amazing! I love Turtles!
laoi gaul~williams says
they look wonderful~but a question please?!
what is the english equivilent of shortening? is it solid vegetable oil???
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks and yes! Shortening is solid vegetable oil. I had no idea you did not call it shortening!
Ooh, wow, these look worth the effort!
I have made so many cookies. Every one that my peanut picked out. dozens and oodles of them. I saw this photo of a cookie and i cringed. YIKES!
guess i better take a sabbatical from cookies’
(though honestly yours looked tasty!)
These do look good!
Made some of my gluten free scones this AM – mmm
& my daughter made lovely GF brownies from a Betty Crocker mix for the desert table, after a holiday concert.
Very gorgeous. Don’t know if I could be bothered with the faff though!
Tammie Lee says
that looks and sounds yummmmmy. I can see that it is a bit of work. but yum.
Seeking Simplicity says
oh my god………….. the end results…. I think I had an orgasm. I want to eat one right now.
Jamie Ridler says
these look insanely good!
Linda Rozee says
I will be trying to make these Suzie, but minus the pecans…… Are Canadian measurements the same as US? I must find my cup measure…..
Suzie the Foodie says
Yes, it is the same for Canada as the U.S. Linda! I hope you like them! 🙂
I can’t wait to make these!!!
Suzie the Foodie says
They’re a bit time consuming but totally worth it Sharon, enjoy!
Here are really good. I put a chocolate chip on the top of each cookie right after I took
Them from the over …the chip melted and held the Carmel slice with no problem..