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Chocolate turtle cookies

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
40 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Easy
These cookies are reminiscent of those famous caramel-and-chocolate turtle candies but with one catch: They contain almost as much flavour but much less fat.

Ingredients

All-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

cup(s)

Sugar

cup(s)

Reduced-calorie margarine

¼ cup(s)

Fat-free cream cheese

¼ cup(s)

Egg white(s)

1 large

Skim milk

2 tbsp(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Caramel candies

24 item(s)

Unsalted pecan halves

24 piece(s)

Instructions

  1. Combine flour and cocoa in a small bowl; set aside. Beat together sugar, margarine, cream cheese, egg white, milk, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; add flour mixture and blend well. Chill dough at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on baking sheets about 1 to 2 inches apart. Press a caramel into each cookie and flatten; top each caramel with a pecan half. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.