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chocolate chip turtle cookies

Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies

  • Author: Patty @brokenteepee.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 dozen cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

It takes a chocolate chip cookie to a new level with the addition of caramel pieces and cashew nuts


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS cinnamon
  • 2 cups (1 lb) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 12 oz bag caramels
  • 1 1/2 cup nuts – I used cashews

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone mats
  • Cut the caramels into quarters with a sharp knife. It helps if they are cold so if you are in a warm area refrigerate them first. Set aside.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and the sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer until they are well combined.
  • Add the vanilla. Scrape down the sides.
  • Mix in the eggs, one at a time, blending well between each one.
  • Add in the flour mixture and beat just until blended.
  • Stir in the chips, nuts and caramels until combined
  • Use a medium scoop to drop onto the prepared cookies sheets.
  • Bake for about 7 minutes and reverse the trays. Bake for 5- 6 more minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and LET THEM SIT ON THE COOKIE SHEETS FOR 2 – 3 MINUTES. (Learn from my experience. They are impossible to move easily right out of the oven due to the caramels. If they sit a little the caramel starts to harden back up and they remove much more easily.)

Keywords: cookies, turtle cookies, chocolate chips cookies, caramel