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Salted Turtle Cookie Cups Recipe

If you?re a fan of salty-and-sweet, do we have a cookie for you! Ooey gooey caramel, melted dark cocoa Candy Melts candy and a crunchy pecan top a buttery brown sugar cookie cup. A sprinkling of salt makes it even more divine.
Makes: Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies.
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare mini muffin pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat shortening, butter and brown sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Press dough into prepared pan, filling pan cavities 2/3 full.

Step 4

Bake 12-14 minutes or until light brown around edges. Remove from oven and immediately press centers of cookies with a small spoon to make a cup (a measuring spoon works well). Cool in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on cooling grid.

Step 5

In medium microwave-safe container, combine caramels and water. Microwave at half (50%) power in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until caramel is melted and smooth. Fill cookie cups with caramel and immediately place a pecan half on top of each cookie. Drizzle with melted candy and sprinkle with flaky salt.

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all-purpose flour

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


1/2 teaspoon salt

baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

solid vegetable shortening

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

butter, softened

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar


1 egg


2 tablespoons milk

caramels, unwrapped

25 caramels, unwrapped


5 teaspoons water

pecan halves

42 pecan halves

Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy (melted)

flaky salt

1 1/2 teaspoons flaky salt

Non-stick vegetable pan spray

Non-stick vegetable pan spray




Mini Muffin Pan

Mini Muffin Pan

medium bowl

medium bowl

large bowl

large bowl

Medium microwave-safe bowl

Medium microwave-safe bowl

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