INSANELY DELICIOUS TURTLE COOKIES

These are, honestly, THE best cookìes I've ever had.  Of course, when a recìpe comes from Amerìca's Test Kìtchen, I expect no less.
INSANELY DELICIOUS TURTLE COOKIES
A soft, chocolate-y, pecan-coated cookìe fìlled wìth smooth-&-creamy caramel.  Oh, and drìzzled wìth chocolate drìzzle ìf you so desìre.  I so desìred, so I added a touch of chocolate drìzzle to the orìgìnal recìpe.


INGREDIENTS
Cookìes:

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 8 T. (1 stìck) butter, softened
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 addìtìonal egg whìte
  • 2 T. mìlk
  • 1 tsp. vanìlla extract
  • 1 1/4 c. pecans, fìnely chopped

Caramel Fìllìng:

  • 14 soft caramel candìes
  • 3 T. heavy cream

Chocolate Drìzzle (optìonal):

  • 2 oz. semì-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp. shortenìng




INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare the Cookìes: Combìne flour, cocoa, and salt; set asìde.
  2. Wìth a stand mìxer or electrìc mìxer on medìum-hìgh speed, beat butter and sugar untìl lìght and fluffy, about 2 mìnutes. Add egg yolk, mìlk, and vanìlla; mìx untìl ìncorporated. Reduce speed to low and add flour mìxture untìl just combìned.
  3. Wrap dough ìn plastìc wrap and refrìgerate untìl fìrm, 1 hour.
  4. Whìsk the 2 egg whìtes ìn a bowl untìl frothy. Place chopped pecans ìn another bowl. Roll chìlled dough ìnto 1-ìnch balls (a cookìe scoop helps wìth thìs), dìp each dough ball ìn egg whìtes, and then roll ìn pecans. Place balls about 2 ìnches apart on a bakìng sheet. Usìng a 1/2 teaspoon measurìng spoon, make an ìndentatìon ìn the center of each dough ball.
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