Turtle Cookies. An ultimate, chocolate, pecan, caramel cookie indulgence. One of the most popular cookies ever to appear on Rock Recipes.
Pecans, caramel and chocolate get together in these Turtle Cookies in an absolutely winning combination. That’s why everybody loves those gorgeous Turtle chocolates and why Turtle Cheesecake is such a popular dessert menu item. Inspired by those great little confections, I set out to make a cookie version that would be worthy of the name
I can report that all testers of these cookies declare them to be amazing. A double chocolate chip cookie gets rolled in pecans and topped with a soft chewy caramel candy. It then bakes to crispy, chewy perfection. These are destined to become one of our household’s signature cookie recipes for sure.
UPDATE: September 24, 2014. On the eve of Rock Recipes 7th Anniversary I can report that this cookie recipe continued to grow in popularity throughout the following years after it was first posted. In fact it landed on our list of the TOP 25 Recipes from RockRecipes.com from over 1300 that we have posted in the last 7 years.
I expect it will go on being just as popular in the future, how are you going to beat a combination like chocolate, pecans and caramel?
Recipe updated March 13, 2017.
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- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup very good quality cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips about 1 ½ cups
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 3 dozen individually wrapped caramel candies
Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and combine thoroughly.
Add the flour mixture to the sweetened butter. Mix only enough to incorporate flour. Do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll into 1 inch balls and dunk one half of the ball into the chopped pecans.
Place on parchment lined baking sheet 3 inches apart with the side dunked in pecans facing upward. Press down slightly. Gently push one caramel candy half way into the center of each cookie ball.
Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Do not over bake or cookies will be brittle.
Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool thoroughly. You can drizzle the tops of the cookies with melted chocolate as well but that's completely optional.
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