Turtle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Turtle Chocolate Chip Cookies are studded with chocolate chips, caramel and pecans to capture the flavors of the popular candy.
Turtle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Turtle Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

One of my daughter’s favorite treats for the holidays has always been a bag of the little miniature chocolate turtles. I always tried to make sure it was part of her Christmas stocking treats. Now that she is grown up. I really don’t keep a lot of candy around during the holidays, but do like the flavors of chocolate and caramel. And when trying to think of a good choice to make chocolate cookies for the 12 Days of #ChristmasCookies event, this really did seem  like a natural choice.

It is simply a variation on the double chocolate chip cookie, and is simple to make as well. This type of cookie is great for shipping and makes a ton if you need cookies for a party. And besides the holidays, this is good any time of year. If you can’t find the caramel bits year-round,  chopping up wrapped caramels is also an option.

Tomorrow I am back with Cherry-Pistachio Icebox cookies, and Eggnog Snickerdoodles on  Monday to finish up the 12 Days of Christmas  Cookies. On Tuesday I will be sharing my recipe for Marzipan Stollen with the #BreadBakers group. my recipe for Swiss Chalet Mac & Cheese on Wednesday, and on Thursday will be posting with the #BundtBakers group with my recipe for Red Velvet Pound cake. Be sure to check back with me each and every day!


Turtle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Turtle Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: 60
  • Difficulty: easy
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Turtle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 5 Dozen Cookies


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup caramel bits/chips/chopped caramels
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 60 pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugars in an electric mixer; add eggs one at a time, then extracts.
  3. When mixed, sift the flour, baking cocoa, salt and baking soda together and gradually add to dough mixture, mixing until smooth.
  4. Stir in the caramel bits, chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoonful or use a cookie scoop onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 9-11 minutes, then slide parchment sheet onto  a wire rack to cook the cookies completely.

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Turtle Chocolate Chip Cookies

      Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee.  We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies.  Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies.  We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness!  May your holidays be sweet!

Day 10


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