The chocolate chips, pecans, and caramel bits are a winning combination in these Turtle Cookies! Eat warm out of the oven with a big glass of cold milk!
What are Turtle Cookies?
Turtle Cookies are cookies made with all of the delicious flavors and textures in a turtle chocolate candy, namely chocolate, caramel, and pecans. Our Turtle Cookie Recipe features a traditional cookie dough
I knew I wanted to make Turtle Cookies the moment I discovered baking caramel bits. They make baking with caramel so much easier! I love baking and making caramel apples with classic caramel candies, but the unwrapping of every individual piece is so time consuming. It takes forever! Now I can have my cake and eat it too. Speaking of cake, now my head is just spinning with ideas for caramel bits in other recipes.
Recipe tips for Turtle Cookies
Just a few tips on this Turtle Cookies recipe, be sure to use semi-sweet or even dark chocolate chips. We tried milk chocolate chips and it made the cookies way too sweet. Also, feel free to substitute with chopped almonds if you are not a pecan fan, or leave them out altogether if you don’t like nuts. You are going to love the combination of the chocolate, caramel and pecans! They are definitely a step up from your typical chocolate chips.
If you aren’t a nut fan, another REALLY yummy substitute is swapping the pecans out for diced dried apple, which makes an awesome caramel apple cookie! Both kinds of cookie make for awesome after school snacks and fall get togethers! Football potlucks are approaching fast! This is definitely one to put on your radar or pin for later!
How to make Turtle Cookies
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium size bowl, stir together flour with baking soda and salt, and set aside
- In large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy and lightened in color.
- Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time. Mix on low speed until incorporated.
- Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture.
- Stir in nuts, chocolate chips, and caramel bits.
- Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned.
More Cookie Recipes
If you have a Cookie Monster in the family, or if you are a Cookie Monster yourself, here are some more incredible cookie recipes to indulge your cookie cravings:
- Monster Cookies – The ultimate Cookie Monster cookie! They are loaded with chocolate chips, M&M’s, oatmeal, and peanut butter.
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies – A peanut butter cookie with a jelly filling. A great after-school-snack cookie.
- Spiced Molasses Cookies – Molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves give these traditional cookies so much flavor. They are soft and chewy and so good!
- No Bake Cookies – Too hot to turn on the oven or short on time? No Bake Cookies are the answer! These chocolate cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
- Homemade Oreo Cookies – An all time favorite in our family! Two soft, chewy, chocolate cookies sandwich a creamy cream cheese filling.