Thursday, December 10, 2015

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies: Holiday Retro Ad & Recipe

I just love Retro Ads with Recipes, and this one is especially fun for the holidays. Note the wreath in the window, and the Tagline: Land O Lakes Butter Pecan Turtles. The irresistibly good Holiday Cookie Made Easy.

Of course, being a Land O Lakes ad, it's all about the butter! I love to bake with butter? These Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies are delicious. And, there are no calories! Right? One caveat, they're more bars than cookies, but they still taste great.

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes Sweet Cream Butter, softened

Caramel Layer 
2/3 cups Land O Lakes Sweet Cream Butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup whole pecan halves (not chopped)
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat Oven to 350°.
In 3 quart bowl combine crust ingredients. Mix at medium speed, scraping sides of bowl often, 2-3 minutes or until well mixed and particles are fine. Pat firmly into ungreased 13x9x2" pan.
Sprinkle pecans evenly over unbaked crust.
Prepare caramel layer
In heavy 1-quart saucepan combine brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until entire surface of mixture begins to boil. Boil 1/2 to 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Pour Caramel Layer evenly over pecans and crust.
Bake near center of 350° oven for 18-22 minutes, or until entire caramel layer is bubbly and crust is light golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Immediately sprinkle with chips. Allow chips to melt slightly (2-3 minutes). Slightly swirl chips as they melt; leave some whole for a marbled effect. Do not spread chips.
Cool completely; Cut into 3-4 dozen bars.


Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I made these over the weekend. They were as good as I remembered, but I did add more pecans, more chocolate chips,and made the base in the food processor. Blog post coming!

Janet Rudolph said...

Cool, Pattie. Can't wait to see the updated recipe!

Linda said...

These look delicious! Found your blog through Pattie's post. Love that ad. Interesting to see that the butter packaging hasn't changed. :)

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Linda, for stopping by. Hope you're be back. I post a chocolate recipe every day.

Ann Coolidge said...

Janet, these are really good. Going to make another batch tomorrow.

Janet Rudolph said...

Great.. and did you see Pattie's adaptation?