Pecan Turtle Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect treat to add to any holiday cookie tray. Soft & buttery egg-free cookie base topped with a crunchy pecan & chocolate & a salted caramel drizzle.
It’s December and that means it’s officially cookie baking season. It’s our most favorite time of the year and I always seem to get carried away with how many treats I end up making. I can’t help it, snowballs, caramel corn, sugar cookies, fudge – they’re all so much fun to make!
One of our favorite cookies we make every year are Classic Jam Thumbprint Cookies or what I like to call sugary bites of bliss. I can never seem to get my act together to photograph them in time since they always get snatched up as soon as I make them.
My camera has been acting wonky lately so the photos that I took last month didn’t turn out very well. So instead, I’ve got photos of these Pecan Turtle Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies that seem to be the most decent out of the bunch I took.
They start off with the same buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread base. I love this dough because it seriously does not spread much at all.
It’s made with 6 simple pantry ingredients like:
- vanilla extract
- cornstarch which is the key to keeping the cookies nice and soft with no spreading..
Next comes the melted caramels which we add to the filling. We top them off with crunchy pecans and a drizzle of melted chocolate and melted caramel sauce.
These Pecan Turtle Thumbprint Cookies are just the treat we could all use after a long week. They are totally decadent and would make an awesome addition to any holiday cookie platter.
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