Since this is our take on the classic turtle, we wondered what kind of turtle this cookie would be. We imagined a very wise and refined turtle, much like the old and wise turtles of the sea. We imagined this turtle swimming in the salty (caramel) ocean with foamy (marshmalllow) crashing waves.
Valrhona's CARAMÉLIA 36%, a super smooth, super silky milk chocolate with a hint of caramel flavor.
Valrhona's ÉQUATORIALE DARK 55% which has deep, but ultra-refined cocoa notes balances out the flavor.
Organic cane sugar and organic brown sugar, being less processed, retains more of the nutrients present in cane juice. This gives December's cookie a full-bodied taste.
Locally-sourced Texas Pawnee pecans top off the cookie. These Mammoth pecans are the freshest pecans we can get, right from the farm, freshly shelled, and packed right into your box.
Smoked Sea Salt enchances the flavor of each ingredient in our cookie. This magnifies the flavor giving your cookie a multi-dimensional taste.
Kraft Premium Caramel drizzle finishes the cookie with a smooth and rich flavor.
Tips & Tricks
Not a fan of pecans? We totally understand! That's why we packed all the toppings seperate from one another. This way you can customize the cookie to your liking.
Short on time? All of our cookies can be made in many ways. If you'd like a more Instagrammable cookie, you can drizzle the caramel like we did. However, if you're short on time or just don't want the fuss and prefer the less messier method, you can incorporate any of our toppings (chopped up) into the cookie itself. It will still come out just as delicious!
Want the Instagrammable cookie look? Make sure your dough balls are perfectly round before putting them in the oven. Also save a few bits of chocolate and pecans. Right after baking, embed these bits into the top of your hot cookie. This will make the ingredients stand out in your pictures!
December's Surprise Items
“If You Can Read This, Give Me Cookies” Socks
Lounge around in these comfy socks. Who knows, you might get what you asked for.
“Bake someone’s day brighter” is our motto. Bring joy, happiness, and lots of smiles into your kitchen by hanging this bright and festive towel.
Salty Sea Turtle Scented Candle
Scented after December’s cookie, this 100% soy candle features salted caramel, delicious chocolate, and fluffy marshmallow notes.
Salted Caramel Drinking Chocolate
Start the fireplace, put on some music, heat up some milk, and watch this melt into a decadent hot chocolate. Made with Ghirardelli chocolates, this treat is totally worth the calories.
Fresh Baked Cookie Crate Vinyl Die-Cut Decal
You’re a part of the Fresh Baked Family now! Use this sticker anywhere you’d like to show your love for cookies, baking, and surprises! The decal is waterproof and weatherproof so you can use it inside or ourside.
December 2019's Fresh Baked Cookie Crate FAQ
The ingredients are freshly packed right before shipping so you definitely have lots of time to plan out your bake night. If you aren't planning to use the box soon, we suggest storing the pecans and the marshmallows in the freezer until you area ready to bake. Remove them from the freezer about 15 minutes before you start mixing.
2. Pantry ingredients:
We suggest using organic cage free large eggs and unsalted butter.
3. Our Oopsie Moment:
Our printer messed up big time and printed the wrong file. The amount of butter is wrong on our instructions. Please change the amount of butter to 4 ounces of unsalted butter.
4. Fool-Proof Steps:
Although we strive to make everything as fool-proof as possible, nature and science likes to get in our way.
A. If you live in a higher altitude, you might have to adjust the temperature or time slightly lower.
B. We always suggest baking one cookie to test your times and temps to your liking. If you prefer softer cookies, bake until the cookies are cracked but still look a bit wet on the inside, as it cools, it will set up to a nice soft texture. If you prefer crispier cookies, bake a minute or so longer.
C. This one cookie test also helps test the moisture content. Since eggs vary in size, you might need to adjust your dough. If the cookies aren't spreading, add a splash of butter or milk, the tiniest amount will help add enough moisture to the cookie dough to help them spread. If the cookies are spreading too much, add a tablespoon or two of flour to help it stay together.
5. The Salty Sea Turtle Soy Candle
One of the surprises is our Salty Sea Turtle scented soy candle. We hope you love the candle as much as we do! For those that have not yet experience a soy candle, here are some facts:
A. Our candle is made with 100% all natural soy.
B. Soy burns extremely clean and has little to no soot.
C. When you purchase a soy candle, it helps local farmers!
D. During the hydrogenation process that converts soy oil into wax, pesticide and herbicide traces are easily removed, so natural soy wax candles do not contain these dangerous substances.
E. Unlike paraffin wax, soy candle wax is easily cleaned with just soap and water.
F. Does your candle have a weird texture or coloration? This is called frost. Depending on how cold it is, soy candles will have varying amounts of frosting. It is a natural occurence in soy candles and does not affect it's quality. This just means that you have a 100% pure and unmixed soy. Most of the time you see soy uncolored or sold in tins to avoid the frosting, but we prefer the natural flaws of the candle.
G. Soy candles have a low melting point, so cracks might appear when it's colder and then disappear again when it's colder.