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A turtle cookie drizzled with chocolate sauce on top with more cookies in the background

Turtle Cookies

One of my favorite candies to eat growing up was a turtle. Aren’t they just so fun and delicious to eat? I just adored the mix of chocolate, caramel and pecans and would eat these more than anything else.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, cookie recipes, easy recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 197kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 package wrapped caramel candies
  • 1 package pecans
  • chocolate sauce warmed


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, add the butter and both sugars to the bowl and cream until nice and fluffy.
  • Next add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well incorporated.
  • While mixture is creaming, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a separate bowl.
  • Lastly, add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated. Place the dough in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to cool. It will help it become easier to work with.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator. Next roll a medium large scoop of dough into a ball and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Place 1 unwrapped caramel candy in the center of each cookie ball and press down to flatten. Press 3-4 pecans on the bottoms of the cookie balls to resemble a turtle shape.
  • Bake the cookies for for 10-12 minutes until they are nice and browned and the caramel has melted through.
  • Next drizzle chocolate sauce over cookies and serve.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.2mg