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Chocolate Turtle Cookie

This is the ultimate cookie for chocolate lovers! This Chocolate Turtle Cookie is topped with a yummy caramel and rolled in chopped pecans! 

**Updated 12/18


Hey friends! I am excited to share this cookie with you today! I absolutely LOVE this cookie! The combination of the chocolate base, caramel and pecans is perfection! I especially get craving it during the holidays! So, it always makes an appearance at our Christmas parities, Cookie Exchanges and more! It’s a must try if you love Turtle candies!

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The chocolate cookie base is soft and decandent and the perfect consistency! Prior to cooking them, just roll the cookie base in pecans, Then after cooking them, simply top them with a melted caramel! It’s TURTLE perfection!

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Chocolate Turtle Cookie Recipe

A delicious chocolate, caramel and pecan cookie!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 166 kcal
Author Pam Dana


Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 8 tablespoons 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 to the wet 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.
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  14. Cool 5-10 minutes and transfer them to the wire cooling rack.
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Recipe Notes


The best Chocolate Turtle Cookie Recipe that is mouth watering! This is my family favorites! From!

As I mentioned before, we especially love these during the Holidays! If you’re looking for other Holiday desserts, make sure to check these out two recipes that we always make during the holidays too!

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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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