These turtle thumbprint cookies are a delicious cookie that melts in your mouth and combines the flavors of almond, nut, caramel and chocolate.
1 cup (226g) salted butter, softened
2/3 cup (150g) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup candy coating
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, spread butter and granulated sugar until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Mix almond extract, flour, and egg yolk together until dough is smooth.
Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a spoon, (I used a teaspoon) make a small impression in the center of each ball.
Bake for 14-18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
Cool completely before filling.
Once the cookies have cooled, fill each print with caramel sauce, and cover with nuts.
In a small pan, melt the chocolate chips. Sprinkle the melted chocolate over the top of each cookie. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in a plastic bag in the microwave. Just be sure to massage it between heating cycles to make sure it heats evenly.