Wilton Salted Turtle Cookie Cups

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Salted Turtle Cookie Cups

Meet the perfect combination of salty and sweet! Trust us, you'’ll want to take your time eating these ooey-gooey caramel and cocoa treats.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare pan. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare mini muffin pan with vegetable pan spray.
  • 2
    Make batter. In bowl, combine 2-3/4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon table salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. In another bowl, beat 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter and 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in an egg, two tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; mix well. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Press dough into prepared pan, filling pan cavities until they are 2/3 full.
  • 3
    Bake cookie cups. Bake 12-14 minutes or until light brown around edges. Remove from oven and immediately press centers of cookies with a small spoon to make a cup (a measuring spoon works well). Cool in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on cooling grid. Note: project time does not include this baking and cooling time.
  • 4
    Prepare topping. Set aside 42 pecan halves. Unwrap 25 caramels. In medium microwave-safe container, combine caramels and 5 teaspoons water. Microwave at half (50%) power in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until caramel is melted and smooth. Fill the centers of cookie cups with caramel and immediately place a pecan half on top of each cookie. Melt 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts. Drizzle cookie cups with the melts and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

    Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract, Dark Cocoa Candy Melts, Recipe Right Mini Muffin Pan & 10”" x 16"” Cooling Grid
  • •Vegetable Pan Spray, Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons, Two Bowls & a Medium Microwave-Safe Bowl
  • •All-Purpose Flour, Table Salt, Baking Powder, Solid Vegetable Shortening, Butter, Brown Sugar, Egg, Milk, Caramels, Water, Pecan Halves & Flaky Sea Salt