WARNING: these cookies are not gluten free, sugar free, fat free or considered "clean" eating. But, they are pretty darn delicious. I whipped up a batch of these bad boys last Saturday. We were having our annual belated Christmas gift exchange and cookies seemed like the best gift idea for the guys. Especially since they enjoyed the peppermint blossoms I made last year. All credit for this recipe goes to Ghirardelli since I found it on the back of their caramel turtle brownie mix years ago! Haha. I used to make them all the time for church get-togethers. They were always a hit.
1 box Ghirardelli caramel turtle brownie mix
4 tbsp. softened butter
1 bag pecan halves
Preheat your oven to 350°. Place the brownie mix, butter and egg into a bowl. Stir (or use an electric mixer on low) until dough forms. It should take about a minute. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, 1 inch apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Use a spoon to make a small indentation in the center of each dough ball and fill with caramel. Place a pecan half on top of the caramel. Bake 11-13 minutes. After they cool, forget what calories are for a minute and dig in.