Turtle Cookies Recipe

Turtle Cookies Recipe

How To Make Turtle Cookies

These turtle cookies will make the perfect dessert for your next bake sale! It’s loaded with caramel and nuts for a sweet and crunchy treat.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 30 minutes



  • 8tbspunsalted butter
  • cupsugar
  • 1large eggdivided
  • 3tbspwhole milk
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 1cupflour
  • 6tbspunsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cuppecanschopped
  • ¾cupcaramels
  • ½cupsemisweet chocolate chips


  1. To the stand mixer, add the butter and sugar.

  2. Beat on high speed and cream for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Add in the egg yolk, milk and vanilla to the stand mixer until fully combined.

  4. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, and cocoa powder then add it to the stand mixer with the salt.

  5. Mix on low speed until just combined.

  6. Wrap the dough in a saran wrap and cool in the fridge for of 2 hours.

  7. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  8. Beat the egg white for 2 minutes until frothy.

  9. Roll the cookie dough in tablespoon sized balls, then dip them into the egg whites.

  10. Roll the cookies in the chopped pecans, then place them on cookie sheets.

  11. Using the back of a ½ teaspoon measure, make a ½ sphere indentation into the dough.

  12. Bake the cookies for 9 to 10 minutes.

  13. Remove from the oven, then press the measuring spoon back into the same spot immediately to form the circle.

  14. Add the caramels to a microwave safe bowl with a tablespoon of water.

  15. Microwave for 30 seconds until fully mixed.

  16. Add ½ teaspoon of the melted caramels to each cookie.

  17. Let cool completely.

  18. Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl, then microwave for 30 second increments.

  19. When fully melted, add the chocolate to a small ziplock bag or piping bag.

  20. Pipe a zigzag pattern over the cookies.

  21. Let cool completely, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 129.11kcal
  • Fat: 8.41g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.56g
  • Fiber: 1.25g
  • Sugar: 8.04g
  • Protein: 1.71g
  • Cholesterol: 18.14mg
  • Sodium: 30.14mg
  • Calcium: 11.50mg
  • Potassium: 63.75mg
  • Iron: 0.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 36.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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