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Chocolate Turtle Cookies

These Chocolate Turtle Cookies are ultra decadent, soft, and delicious. Any chocolate lover will go crazy for this delicious cookie recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Turtle Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 242kcal


  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 14 baking caramels unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Beat in cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Use a spoon or rubber spatula to stir in flour until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Scoop out about two tablespoons of the cookie dough and roll into a ball and place on prepared pans. Repeat with remaining dough until you have 24 cookies. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place unwrapped caramels and heavy cream into a microwave safe bowl. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave again for 30 seconds. Continue until caramel is completely melted and smooth.
  • Once the cookies are out of the oven drizzle with caramel and let cool completely on a wire rack.




Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg