Chocolate Turtle Cookie + Cookie Exchange Blog Hop


Happy December 1st friends!  The Christmas season is OFFICIALLY started in the Dana Home!  The house is decorated, the kids got their Christmas Jammies last night, our Elf, Jasper, arrived!  Next up Christmas Cookie Exchange!  So, today I bring you a virtual Christmas cookie exchange and I’m sharing the yummiest Chocolate Turtle Cookie Recipe  Here are 40+ delicious cookie exchange recipes so you can find the perfect cookie to take to the party this holiday season!

Be sure to follow along on the Cookie Exchange Pinterest board for year round cookie recipes!

40+ cookie exchange recipes



Chocolate Turtle Cookie

A delicious chocolate, caramel and pecan cookie!


Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 stick unsalted Butter softened
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg separated, plus 1 Egg White
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Pecans chopped

Caramel Mixture

  • 15 Soft Caramel Candies
  • 3 tablespoons Heavy Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees!
  2. In a bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until it is light and fluffy (1-2 mins)
  3. Add egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in bowl and mix. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm - approx 1 hour.
  6. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  7. Whisk the egg whites in bowl until frothy. Place pecans in another bowl.
  8. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, dip in egg whites, then roll in pecans (we also like walnuts).
  9. Place cookie balls on the baking sheets. Using 1/2-teaspoon measure, make indentation in center of each ball.
  10. Bake until set, about 12-14 minutes.
  11. Microwave caramels and cream in bowl for about a minute. Mix and if needed, microwave another 15-30 seconds until smooth!
  12. When the cookies are removed from the oven, softly repress the indentations.
  13. Fill each with 1/2-1 teaspoon caramel mixture.
  14. Cool 5-10 minutes and transfer them to the wire cooling rack.



Now check out all the other AH-MAZING cookie recipes from my talented blogging friends!!

40+ cookie exchange recipes

cookies 1

Andes Mint Cookies | Double Chocolate Mint MnM Cookies | Hot Cocoa Cookies

cookies 1

Peanut Butter Cake Box Cookie | Raspberry Almond Meltaways | Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies

cookies 2

Snowflake Meltaway Cookies | Chocolate Turtle Cookie | Candy Cane Brownie Blossoms

cookies 3

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies | Cranberry Almond Shortbread Bites | No Bake Eggnog Cookies

cookies 4

Double Chocolate Rum Balls | Magic Cookie Bars | Christmas Molasses Ginger Cookies

cookie exchange 2

cookies 5 Rosettes | Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookie cups | Cornflake Christmas Wreath Cookies

cookies 6

Christmas M&M Cookies | Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies | Easy Sugar Cookie

cookies 7

Jelly “Popper” Cookies | Key Lime Pie Bars | Gingersnaps with Dark Chocolate Chips

cookies 8

Maple Bacon Snickerdoodles | Peppermint Shortbread Cookies | Christmas Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

cookies 9

Christmas Tree Brownie Pops | My Favorite Things Cookies | Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies

cookies 10

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Holiday Confetti Sandwich Cookies | Lemon Oatmeal Lacies Christmas Cookie

cookies 11

Snowball Cookies | Healthy Biscochos (Vegan, Raw, & Grain-Free) | Almond and Milk Chocolate Ganache Thumbprint Cookies

cookies 12

Porcelain Sugar Cookies | OREO Dipped Christmas Cookies | Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten Free}

cookies 14

Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies | Giant Monster Cookies | Crispy Coconut Pecan Butter Cookies

cookies 2

Candy Cane Sugar Blossoms | Candy Cane Frosted Sugar Cookies

cookie exchange 4


Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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