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Salted Chocolate Caramel Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Chocolate Caramel Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Delicious Cookies With Wow Factor

These Salted Chocolate Caramel Pecan Thumbprint cookies were discovered by T when I told him I was going to do a Christmas Cookie Series on the blog. I tasked him with finding some amazing cookies that would stand out as gorgeous, taste absolutely delicious, and be remembered and craved for every Christmas after their initial bake.

He delivered this recipe from Cooking ClassySalted Caramel Turtle Thumbprint Cookies. And I have to tell you, they hit the mark for my every Christmas Cookie wish. They are show stoppers! Absolutely gorgeous, mouthwateringly delicious, and as soon as we finished them I wanted more. We all wanted more. And so will you and your friends. Be aware, you are making a commitment when you bake these and share them with family and friends. They are going to expect them, no, to need them for every Christmas season to come. Scoot over sugarplums!

Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

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Ok, so let’s get to it. How do you create this Christmas Cookie magic? It all starts with the right ingredients.

Caramel Chocolate Thumbprints

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa (We always use Ghiradelli)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, yolk and white separated
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 15 Kraft caramels
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • Sea Salt
  • 3 oz semi-sweet milk chocolate chips (we use Nestle)
  • 2 tsp shortening


Turtle Thumbprint Cookies


Thumbprint in Turtle Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies rolled and waiting for their bake.


Thumbprint Turtle Cookies Cooling
Thumbprint Cookies with caramel pools cooling on rack awaiting some chocolate drizzle.


Chocolate Drizzle on Cookies
Beautiful Thumbprint cookies cooling and tempting me…

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Yes, please! These Chocolate Caramel Pecan Thumbprint Cookies are what every Santa everywhere hopes to find on his plate Christmas Eve and what every friend, neighbor, mailman, and family member hopes to find in their cookie tin! They truly are out of this world. These cookies require a little more work than most but the results are worth the effort. Find out for yourself. This recipe bakes about twenty-four lovely and delicious Christmas cookies!

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Get The Printable Recipe Right Here at Cooking Classy

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Caramel Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

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