Caramel Turtle Cookies

Okay. First of all, I love turtle chocolates. They simply provide a perfect combination of chocolate, caramel and pecans…my mouth is literally watering as I type this! I can’t imagine anything more delicious than a chocolate turtle candy…until now. These Turtle Cookies combine my love for both turtle chocolates and cookies. They are a great addition to your recipe Rolodex, and will blow your guests away.

I chose to start off with a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, and add in pecans and caramel bits! The end result is yum! This recipe is also great because if you have a favorite add-in (walnuts, pretzels, etc.) you can easily throw them in and make this cookie your own.

Things to Know Upfront/Quick Tips

  • These will bake pretty fast, so keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t over bake/burn!
  • If you want less flat/thicker cookies, place the dough or formed balls in the refrigerator for at least an hour before baking.
  • You will need caramel chips or bits. You can find generic brands at the grocery store or get the Kraft brand here.

What You Need

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup caramel bits/chips

Liquid/Other Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks/4 half-sticks) butter (softened)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla

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Step By Step

  • Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl
  • Cream your butter and sugars in a large bowl until fluffy
  • Mix in your eggs and vanilla
  • Mix in your dry ingredients a little at a time until combined.
  • Fold in your nuts, chocolate chips, and caramel chips.
  • Drop dough onto your baking sheet/parchment paper (1-2 teaspoons in size) and be sure to allow a few inches in between.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes. You only want to edges to be a bit golden. (Mine only took 9 minutes or less, so watch them to ensure they don’t over bake!)
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

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Caramel Turtle Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 3 dozen Cooking Time: 9 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks/4 half-sticks) butter (softened)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup caramel bits/chips

Instructions

1

Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl

2

Cream your butter and sugars in a large bowl until fluffy

3

Add in your eggs and vanilla

4

Add your dry ingredients a little at a time until combined.

5

Fold in your nuts, chocolate chips, and caramel chips.

6

Drop onto your baking sheet/parchment paper (1-2 teaspoons in size) and be sure to allow a few inches in between.

7

Bake for 9-10 minutes. You only want to edges to be a bit golden.

8

Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

These will bake pretty fast so keep an eye on them so they don't over bake/burn! If you want less flat/thicker cookies, put the dough or formed balls in the refrigerator for an hour before baking.

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