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Peanut Butter Toffee Turtle Cookies

A basic peanut butter cookie with added chocolate chips & toffee bits topped with creamy caramel and a chocolate drizzle.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, peanut butter, toffee, turtle
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Assembly 30 minutes
Author sheilathigpen

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2/3 cup toffee bits
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Topping

  • 15 caramels - 10 oz.
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, combine the butter, chunky peanut butter, and sugars at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and milk, beating until blended.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and mix at low speed just until blended.
  • With a a wooden spoon, stir in toffee bits and 2/3 cup chocolate morsels.
  • Using a rounded teaspoon of dough, shape into a ball and place onto ungreased cookie sheets and gently flatten dough with your palm.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheets 1 minute then remove to wire racks to cool.

Topping

  • Unwrap caramels and place in a glass bowl with cream. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute; stir. Continue to microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring until caramels melt and mixture is smooth. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon caramel mixture onto tops of cookies.
  • Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler on medium heat; stirring until smooth. Drizzle over tops of cookies.

Notes

Southern Living, January 2003
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