Turtle Pretzels

Turtles have always been one of my favorite candies so finding a to make them at home was something I had to figure out. These turtles have a little added crunch to them because of addition of the pretzel. 

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First, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and line it with pretzels.

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Then place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel.

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Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes. Then add a pecan to each candy.

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Turtle Pretzels
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Ingredients
  1. Chocolate covered caramel candies
  2. Pretzels
  3. Pecans, halves
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. Place the pretzels on the cookie sheet
  4. Add a chocolate covered caramel candy to each pretzel
  5. Bake in the oven for 3-5 minutes. The chocolate candy should be soft but not melted.
  6. Place a pecan on top of each pretzel
  7. Let them cool completely
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. I used square pretzels for my turtles but thin twist pretzels would work as well.
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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

It’s that time of the year when cookies are a must have in your kitchen, you can’t have the holidays without cookies!! These chocolate chip cookies are going to melt in your mouth. If you are not a chocolate chip cookie fan, I would still advise you to try these ones out.

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First, sift together flour, salt and baking powder, then set aside.

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Beat together the butter and sugar.

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Once they are creamed together, mix in the flour mixture slowly until completely incorporated.

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Mix in the chocolate chips.

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Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes and enjoy!

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1 cup butter, softened
  5. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  6. 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder into a medium bowl, then set aside.
  3. Beat together the butter and granulated sugar.
  4. Slowly mix in the flour combination until completely incorporated.
  5. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Place teaspoon size balls of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are starting to look golden brown.
Notes
  1. It took my cookies 17 minutes to cook, but remember all ovens are different so your cooking time may vary.
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Holiday Cookie Balls

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving feasts but it is now officially December, which means the next holiday is approaching quickly! What better way to start this holiday season off then with cookie balls!! Easy to make and a perfect snack for while you are decorating the house!

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First, crush up the cookies. I always put them into a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.

Next, mix the crushed cookies and cream cheese together in a bowl.

Then, form into one inch balls and set them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Put them in the freezer to harden.

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Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Place the balls into the white chocolate and make sure they are completely covered. Then return them to the cookie sheet. Once they are covered in the chocolate sprinkle red and green sprinkles on top. Return to the freezer for 20 minutes to let the chocolate harden. Take them out of the freezer and enjoy!!

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Cookie Balls
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package sandwich cookies
  2. 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  3. 2 12 oz package white chocolate chips
  4. sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
  2. Crush the package of sandwich cookies
  3. Mix cream cheese and crushed cookies together in a bowl
  4. Form one inch balls with cookie mixture and place onto prepared cookie sheet
  5. Place in freezer for 30 minutes
  6. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth
  7. Dip the balls into the white chocolate until completely covered
  8. Add sprinkles to the top of the balls
  9. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or until chocolate is firm
  10. Enjoy!
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