Chocolate Turtle Cookie Recipe
A delicious chocolate, caramel and pecan cookie!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 24 servings
- 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
- 15 Soft Caramel Candies
- 3 tablespoons Heavy Cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees!
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)
Add egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and mix until combined.
Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in bowl and mix. Add flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm - approx 1 hour.
Spray baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Whisk the egg whites in bowl until frothy. Place pecans in another bowl.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls, dip in egg whites, then roll in pecans (we also like walnuts).
Place cookie balls on the baking sheets. Using 1/2-teaspoon measure, make indentation in center of each ball.
Bake until set, about 12-14 minutes.
Microwave caramels and cream in bowl for about a minute. Mix and if needed, microwave another 15-30 seconds until smooth!
When the cookies are removed from the oven, softly repress the indentations.
Fill each with 1/2-1 teaspoon caramel mixture.
Cool 5-10 minutes and transfer them to the wire cooling rack.