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Turtle Tassies

Simply Kierste

Ingredients
  

  • I Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • Butter & Egg (as called for on package}
  • 3/4 c. chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 6 T. light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Make dough according to package directions. Make 36 (1-inch) balls (I usually make 24--to fit a standard size mini muffin pan). Press each ball into the bottom of each mini muffin cup and press up the sides.
  • Bake 8-9 minutes or until edges just start to brown. While the crust is baking, in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream, and salt, Stirring constantly on medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil and boil until until a candy thermometer registers 240 degrees F, about 5 to 7 minutes.Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Remove pans from oven. Using the back of wooden spoon, press down the sides and bottom of each cup to flatten, being careful not to make holes.
  • Bake for 2 minutes more. Remove from oven and immediately place 4-5 chocolate chips in each cup.
  • Spoon about 1 Tablespoon of caramel into each cup and immediately top with pecans and slightly press them down. Cool for five minutes then remove with narrow spatula or a knife.