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Chocolate Turtle Cookies

This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.

This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.

If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe, this is it!

Inspired by the turtle’s candy, these chocolate turtle cookies are so rich with caramel, pecans, and chocolate that they will be gone in minutes. The best part about these chocolate and caramel cookies is the way the gooey caramel gets stuck to your fingers as you eat them.

The cookie dough requires some chilling, so make sure you plan ahead. You must chill this cookie dough so it is easier to form into balls. Chilling the dough will also help to reduce spread.

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This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.
This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.

How to Store Turtle Cookies

You can make the turtle cookie dough a day ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to cake.

Baked chocolate cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

You can freeze the cookies for up to 90 days, if stored in freezer bags or any other airtight container. Allow to thaw fully at room temperature.

This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.

About the Ingredients for Turtle Cookies

Cocoa Powder – Unsweetened cocoa powder, not hot cocoa mix.

Baking soda – Make sure it is active or fresh so it leavens the cake properly.

Salt – Balances out all the flavours.

Butter – Room temperature butter, if you use salted, reduce the additional salt.

Brown sugar – Pack and level, you can use either dark or light brown.

Sugar – Plain old granulated white sugar is best.

Eggs – Must be at room temperature!

Vanilla extract – Real vanilla will give the best flavour but artificial vanilla is perfectly fine.

Caramel Bits – Kraft makes these, if you can’t get your hands on them, use scissors to cut regular caramels into 8 pieces each.

Chocolate chips – Either semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips. You could use chocolate chunks as well.

Pecans – Chopped pecans.

This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.

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This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.

How to Make Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Yields: 1 Dozen | Prep time: 15 Mins | Cook time: 10 Mins | Chill time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients:

1 ½ Cup all-purpose flour
⅓ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ Cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
½ Cup brown sugar
½ Cup sugar
1 large egg , room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ½ C caramel bites
½ C semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ C pecans, chopped

Directions:

Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.

Combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer and continue to mix for 1-2 minutes.

Add in the egg and pure vanilla extract, mixing until all ingredients are fully combined.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, using a spatula to wipe down the sides and the bottom of the bowl.

Cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Add 1 cup of caramel bites to the batter, using your hands to work the bites into the batter.

Return the covered bowl back to the refrigerator for about 2 more hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Prep the cookie sheet by placing a silicon mat or parchment paper on it.

Using an ice cream scoop measure out about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and drop spaced apart evenly on the cookie sheet. Flatten the cookie dough.

When the cookies have baked for 5 minutes remove them from the oven.

Add the mini chocolate chips, caramel bites, and chopped pecans on the top of the semi baked
cookies.

Return the cookies to the oven to bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven, and eave to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Turtle Cookies
Yield: 12 Big Cookies

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ C all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ C Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 large egg , room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ C caramel bites
  • ½ C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ C pecans, chopped

Instructions

    Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl and mix to combine.

    Set aside.Combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer and continue to mix for 1-2 minutes.

    Add in the egg and pure vanilla extract, mixing until all ingredients are fully combined.

    Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, using a spatula to wipe down the sides and the bottom of the bowl.

    Cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.

    Add 1 cup of caramel bites to the batter, using your hands to work the bites into the batter.

    Return the covered bowl back to the refrigerator for about 2 more hours.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Prep the cookie sheet by placing a silicon mat or parchment paper on it.

    Using an ice cream scoop measure out about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and drop spaced apart evenly on the cookie sheet.

    Flatten the cookie dough.

    When the cookies have baked for 5 minutes remove them from the oven.Add the mini chocolate chips, caramel bites, and chopped pecans on the top of the semi baked cookies.

    Return the cookies to the oven to bake for an additional 5 minutes.Remove from the oven, and eave to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.

    Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 Cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 4g

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This recipe for chocolate turtle cookies is full of chocolate, caramel and pecan goodness! Easy to make and fun to eat cookie recipe.

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