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Chocolate Salted Caramel Turtle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. brown sugar packed
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. chocolate chips reserve some for pressing in tops
  • 1 bag Kraft Caramel bits reserve some for pressing in tops
  • 1 c. pecans roasted, chopped, reserve some for pressing in tops.
  • flaky sea salt optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda, set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl (by hand or stand mixer) cream the butter, the brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. This will take about 2 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time and the vanilla and continue to beat until the eggs have been incorporated. Add the the flour mixture a little at a time until everything is well combined. Add in the chocolate chips, caramel bars and the chopped pecans.
  4. Use a cookie scoop or form balls by hand. Put the cookies on baking sheet about 1-2" apart. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt or you can reserve back some of the chocolate chips and caramel bits to press into top of cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on sheet for about 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.