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.