Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Prep Time
18 min
Cook Time
10 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe Details
Ingredients
  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1/4 cup(s) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 large egg white(s)
  • 2 Tbsp fat free skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 24 item(s) caramel candies
  • 24 piece(s) unsalted pecan halves
Instructions
  1. Combine flour and cocoa in a small bowl; set aside. Beat together sugar, margarine, cream cheese, egg white, milk and vanilla extract in a large bowl; add flour mixture and blend well. Chill dough at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on baking sheets about 1 to 2 inches apart. Press a caramel into each cookie and flatten; top each caramel with a pecan half. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.

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