Maria Turtle Cookies

Maria Turtle Cookies
Maria Turtle Cookies

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Heed the call of your sweet tooth with these delicious bites! A cross between a confection and a cookie, these decadent treats are sure to please everyone. GOYA® Maria Cookies and pecans provide the crunch, while a creamy melted caramel mixture and dark chocolate chips take the sweetness to a heavenly level. Mmm, ¡qué rico!

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½ (14 oz.)

pkg. vanilla caramels, unwrapped (25 pieces)

2 tbsp.

heavy cream

1 cup

pecan halves (50 pieces)

1 cup (6 oz.)

dark chocolate chips

¼ tsp.

canola oil (optional)


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Step 1

Set cookies on cookie sheet. Combine caramels and cream in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium-high (80%) power, for 11/2 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, then every 30 seconds just until smooth. Working in batches of 5, spoon 1 teaspoon caramel mixture in center of cookies. Arrange 5 pecans in spoke fashion in caramel, sticking out slightly over the edge of cookie. Let stand until caramel is set.

Step 2

Place chocolate chips and oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium-high (80%) power, for 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring after 1 minute. Spoon in center, spreading to edges of caramel. Let stand until chocolate is set. Store airtight, for up to 1 week.

Tip by La Cocina Goya

Brain Building Activity

Maria Cookies are crisp and crunchy! While your cookies are baking, take turns with your child naming another favorite food and describing its texture with as many words as you each can think of Crackers? They are crunchy and hard. Pasta? It’s soft, slippery, and smooth. (Ages 3–5 years old)


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