Turtle Cookies

Turtle Cookies: decadent chocolate cookie packed with caramel, pecans and drizzles of melted chocolate!

One of the best cookies I’ve made. This week.
It’s hard to stake a claim like that…”the best.” I make a lot of cookies. Like at least 2-3 times a week a batch goes in the oven, at least one new recipe each week too!
But, these were rich. In chocolate. And caramel. And pecans. Oh my.
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Turtle Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes

Turtle Cookies: decadent chocolate cookie packed with caramel, pecans and drizzles of melted chocolate!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate Hershey's cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup Kraft caramel bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, melted


  1. Beat butter and sugars for 3 minutes until well combined. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Fol in caramel bits and 3/4 cup chopped pecans.
  2. Chill dough in refrigerator for one hour.
  3. Scoop chilled dough, by large tablespoon, onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on pan for 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack.
  4. Drizzle cookies with melted semi-sweet chocolate and immediately sprinkle with remaining chopped pecans.
  5. Enjoy warm for a fudgy, chewy cookie. Or allow to cool completely for a more stiff, rich and chocolatey cookie!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on July 17, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. Ok! These are the best cookies ever! I first made these cookies for my husband on valentine’s day. He loved them. Then i made them for others and they loved them. I have used your recipe for a few years and can never go wrong. I sometimes add additional stuff like almonds, and substitute toffee bits for caramel, regardless they are great!! I always google your website when looking up the recipe, and get nervous that one day this page is going to show up as “cannot find.” God forbid!! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

    1. I’m not sure Rudi,
      You could try some chopped Rolo candies. Or even chop up some caramels, small. Good luck!

  2. These look awesome; and great pics too! 🙂 We’d love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes. I know my readers would love these ideas too! Mackenzie 🙂

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