I love Turtles, Pecan Clusters, whatever you want to call them. So my husband and I saw that Nestle has some pre-made Turtle Cookies. We decided to buy them. I can honestly say I have never been so disappointed in a cookie. The pecans all fell off when I opened the package, and there wasn't enough caramel. I decided I would make my own.
I already had some mini chocolate chips from a previous project. Here's what else you'll need.
1 pkg. chopped or crushed pecans. I used crushed.
1 pkg. Kraft Caramel Bits
2 1/8 cups of flour. I use Self-Rising, just my preference.
3/4 cup of softened butter
5/8 cup of sugar
5/8 cup of firm brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Make sure you scrape the sides.
Add eggs and vanilla, continue to beat.
Add flour gradually. Remember to scrape the sides often.
I used the whole pkg of chocolate chips, 3/4 pkg of caramel bits, and 1/2 pkg of pecan bits.
Refrigerate at least one hour, preferably overnight.
Bake at 350 for approximately 12 minutes.
I was very pleased with the outcome. My husband said they taste better than the store-bought kind.
I think he's a keeper ;)