With Christmas right around the corner, there’s still so much left to do…and so little time to do it. Hang the lights. Decorate the tree. Wrap the gifts. Write the cards. And bake the cookies!
Ahhh, the cookies! After all, what’s Christmas without cookies?!
Of course, you probably have a favorite Christmas cookie recipe that you make year after year. It may even take all day to bake. But during these last hectic days before the holiday, we’d like to share a very special—and super simple—recipe for a Christmas cookie recipe that will not disappoint: Turtle Cookie Balls from My Baking Addiction.
They take only 30 minutes to prepare. There’s no baking involved. They make a whopping 42 servings. They can easily be given as gifts. And they’re so delicious, no one will be able to stop at just one!
Here’s a free printable recipe card just for you. Merry Christmas, everyone, from your friends at American Greetings!
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TURTLE COOKIE BALLS
Recipe courtesy of Kraft Foods
Yield: 42 servings
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
70 vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 2-1/3 cups)
3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
4 (4-ounce) packages Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces, melted*
¼ cup chopped pecans
- Mix first 3 ingredients until blended.
- Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls. Freeze for 10 minutes.
- Dip balls in melted chocolate. Place in a single layer in a shallow, waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle immediately with pecans.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
*Place broken chocolate pieces into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat and stir. Continue cooking and stirring in 10 second increments until completely melted and perfectly smooth.