Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Turtle Pudding Cookies: Cookie Dough with Options

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Turtle Butterscotch Pudding Cookies 

Counterclockwise: Jumbo Chocolate Chip Turtle Pudding Cookies, Jumbo Triple Chocolate Chip Pudding Turtle Cookies, and Jumbo Marble Chocolate Chip Turtle Pudding Cookies

Hi everybody :)

    CRAVING COOKIES ?  TRY COOKIE DOUGH WITH OPTIONS!

I had plenty of turtles candies left over from the Chocolate Turtle Pudding Poke Cake, that I decided to use some in these cookies. I've seen the idea of stuffing cookies with candies and even other cookies done a lot on Pinterest.  So I had to join in on the bandwagon. I sandwiched the turtles between the chocolate chip cookies for a double chocolaty  delight.

I wanted to have a little fun with the color of the cookies also, so I made the first one; golden brown, the second; chocolate, and the last a marbleizing of the first two.  Let's get it stared...

Here's one of the Jumbo Triple Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies; pull apart to reveal  the turtle goodness inside. 
Jumbo Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Turtle Cookies adapted Southern Living 1982 Annual Recipes

The Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (3.4 ounce) box instant butterscotch pudding mix (not shown)
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels (I used Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate)

1 cup chopped pecans
18 turtle candy pieces
 

Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla, beating well. 
Combine flour, soda, coffee granules, and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating well. Stir in  pudding mix, chocolate morsels, and pecans.
Shape dough into 1/4 cup balls, divide balls in halves. 
Place a turtle candies between the halves and press back together. Continue as directed in baking.
 From ball - 2 halves - 2 halves; 1 topped with turtle = 1 big stuffed cookie

Drop dough by scant one-fourth cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. (I used a Silpat Baking Mat  Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen (I got 18 BIG Cookies)
 What I Did and or Think:

The changes I made are in Bold Print, Italic, and Purple. Another great way to change up this recipe is to chop the turtle candies into pieces and add them along with the chips and nuts. Vanilla or cheesecake instant pudding can be used in the place of butterscotch, try the chocolate pudding mix with the chocolate version.

TIP:  To get the gooey center, press down on the center slightly when remove from the oven.

I also love to make cookies in advance, here's what I did:
  
Make Ahead Instrustions: adapted Make-Ahead Meals For Busy Moms  
Prepare and shape dough as directed.  Place the cookie dough on a large sheet pan in a single layer. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for 2-3 hours. Place the frozen cookie dough in labeled freezer bags and freeze up to 2 months. Be sure to write the cooking directions on the bag.



To Cook:
Cover a large sheet pan with parchment paper and place the frozen cookie dough on it about 2 inches apart. Thaw the cookie dough at room temperature for 45 - 60 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375°F and bake for 10 minutes.
 


 

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Turtle Pudding Cookies (recipe shown above)
Below are 2 More Options:


















For Jumbo Triple Chocolate Chip Turtle Pudding Cookies add 2 tablespoons cocoa along with the flour mixture.


















For Jumbo Marble Chocolate Chip Turtle Pudding Cookies combine the 2 to have a marbling effect.


















The Taste: Wonderfully Delicious!! If you love chocolate, turtles, coffee and butterscotch flavors in your cookies, these cookies are for you!  ANOTHER GREAT REPEAT!


ENJOY! Come again...

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