Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Turtle Tassies

ShannonB is the contributor for the second bake-off recipe.

Shannon is a nurse (no, that doesn't give her an least not consciously). She also likes Anne of Green Gables (that does give her an advantage--anyone that loves or supports redheads gets an instant gold sticker in my book). She's adorable as can be and has such a sweetness about her.

Here is her recipe for Turtle Tassies:

3/4 cup finely chopped pretzels
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 12-oz bag Rolos (milk chocolate covered caramels)

Chop approximately 1 1/2 cups pretzels in a food processor (should yield 3/4 cup finely chopped pretzels). Do the same with 1 cup pecans (should yield 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans). Mix pretzels and pecans with the flour in a medium bowl. Set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Add the egg, beating until blended. Mix in the dry ingredients. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven 350°F. Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray. Remove the foil wrapping from 48 Rolos. When the dough is done chilling, remove it from the fridge. Take a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Place the ball into a slot in the mini muffin pan. Repeat until all the slots have a ball of dough in them. Next, press a Rolo into the center of each dough ball. Do this with the narrow base (the one with the circle impression) facing down and the wide base facing up. Press each Rolo into the dough until the dough reaches the top edge of the Rolo (essentially a level surface across the top of each tassie).

Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges are golden. Allow to cool before removing from tins and eating (the caramel is really hot when first removed from the oven, so be sure to let them cool before tasting!). Makes about 48 tassies.

Before I announce Shannon's results, can I just say the fact that she knows how to place the degree symbol in her text is super impressive to me? I know how to add symbols in Word, but anywhere else I have to type out "degrees".

The tassies were good. I'm a fan of Rolos, so I enjoyed the chocolate/caramel center. The cookie or whatever you want to call the substance surrounding the Rolo is soft yet dense. These little guys pack some sweetness. They're rich and a certain nameless roommate may have popped a couple past the one she judged. I love that these little cookies are so adorable. Plus, it was fun to put the Rolos in. I have issues and trivial things please me.

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