Chewy Chocolate Turtle Cookies are super soft with pecans, chocolate chips, a white chocolate drizzle and stuffed with chocolate covered caramels or Rolos!
Chewy Turtle Cookies
Fast and easy to make! This is a terrific, addictive caramel pecan turtle cookie recipe to have in your arsenal. Perfect for any event or occasion this recipe will not disappoint!
I mean how could it disappoint?
This soft, chewy chocolate cookie is stuffed with chocolate covered caramels and rolled in sugar coated pecans. Proof that dreams do come true!
No matter how many I make I can never make enough Chewy Chocolate Turtle Cookies to satisfy everyone. They disappear so quickly!
Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Rolo
These chocolate caramel cookies with Rolo’s or chocolate covered caramels are nothing short of divine. I am a sucker for anything stuffed with caramel.
Aren’t you? Aren’t most people?
Actually, I have made these caramel filled chocolate chip cookies unstuffed, without any caramels or anything, and they still tasted amazing.
A soft and chewy chocolate chip or triple chocolate turtle cookie rolled in nuts. Doesn’t it sound awesome? Even without the caramel?
So even if you aren’t interested in including the caramel inside you will still love these tasty, chewy, caramel pecan cookies!
Now that I think of it no one has ever complained or maybe even noticed the caramel center missing.
My biggest problem is I can’t seem to keep Rolo’s in the house. No matter where I put them my husband or son will find them. Once located they are gone.
I know they can’t help it. Both of them just LOVE Rolo candies.
No surprise when there aren’t any around to stuff into these cookies, on occasion!
Sometimes I am just more on the ball and I remember to hide the ROLO’s in a great hiding spot.
I have lots of them and I do know better!
Soft Cookies with Icing
Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookies
This caramel pecan cookies recipe is definitely wonderful to have around. I don’t make these as often as I should.
They are just too addictive and there are days when my self control is better than others.
I mean, I love Turtles candies so much that I have even tried stuffing a turtle inside these cookies. They were much too big.
Then I noticed mini Turtles inside the store so I bought them and tried it.
I can’t believe I am saying this but I think they were just too much inside this cookie.
I didn’t think that was even possible and I can’t believe I just said that either.
Unfortunately though I believe it is true. If you have a different experience please let me know because I would love to hear your thoughts.
Maybe you will have a different experience if you try it. Please let me know.
Otherwise, these triple chocolate turtle cookies are just perfect with chocolate covered caramels or caramels inside
Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have to tell you that we thought long and hard when deciding what to stuff in these absolutely mouthwatering caramel filled chocolate chip cookies rolled in sweet pecans.
You see we alternate and stuff these cookies with chocolate covered caramels (Rolo’s) OR plain caramels.
Here is the problem. We love them both.
We actually took a poll and the survey said, chocolate covered caramels or Rolos but not by much.
I honestly would love to hear some opinions out there! Please take a moment to let me know which you prefer.
Chewy Caramel Pecan Cookies
I always think why just eat a plain old chocolate cookie. I just can’t do it.
I love lots of “good stuff” in my cookies. Just like my grandmother used to say. Oh I miss her and I always will.
That is why I always include lots of treats in my triple chocolate turtle cookies and everything else I make for that matter.
I’ll just blame her and she definitely wouldn’t mind. She always believed that more is (usually) better and I do with so many things too.
This caramel pecan turtle cookies recipe is a definite keeper, with or without the chocolate drizzled on top.
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.
Usually, if I am making this caramel pecan cookies recipe, I will skip the chocolate drizzle if I add chocolate chips to the cookie dough.
My biggest problem with the drizzle is I just love the way it looks on these cookies. Sure, you can smear the icing on top and the cookies still taste great.
I just think these caramel filled chocolate chip cookies look prettier, especially on a cookie tray, with all of the white chocolate drizzled on top.
As always, the decision is up to you whether you include it or not.
Ingredients in Chewy Turtle Cookies
- baking soda
- Rolo candies (caramel covered in chocolate) or plain caramels
- white chocolate
How to make Chewy Chocolate Turtle Cookies
In a medium sized bowl combine flour, cocoa and baking soda. Set aside.
Cream butter, brown sugar and 1 cup sugar together until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until blended.
Reduce your speed to low and add flour mixture.
Blend until combined.
Add ½ cup of the chopped pecans.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining one half cup pecans with the remaining tablespoon of granulated sugar and the cinnamon.
Stir until as evenly coated as possible. Set aside.
Now you have to make your cookies!
Flour your hands to prevent sticking as necessary.
Use between 2 and 3 tablespoons of dough.
Press a Rolo candy into the middle of the dough.
Make sure the Rolo candy is totally surrounded by dough.
Next shape the cookie into a disc, or as Ken likes to say a hockey puck, and press one side of the cookie into the bowl with the sugar coated pecans.
Place cookie, pecan side up, on your prepared baking sheet. These cookies will spread somewhat so space them about 1 ½ inches apart.
Bake cookies until they start to crack, 9 to 12 minutes.
Cool on the pan for a few minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling off you can melt the white chocolate.
Place the white chocolate squares in a glass or microwave-safe bowl.
Heat, in your microwave and stir every 15 seconds until smooth.
Pour the chocolate into a plastic resealable bag and snip off a corner.
Drizzle and squeeze the chocolate over top of your cooled cookies.
Set aside the cookies until the white chocolate is set, about 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Hopefully you will give these delicious Chewy Chocolate Turtle Cookies a try as I think you will be so glad you did!
Homemade Icing for Cookies
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Chewy Chocolate Turtle Cookies Video
Chewy Chocolate Turtle Cookies
- rimmed baking sheet
- 2 ½ cups flour
- ¾ cup cocoa, unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter, softened 2 sticks
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar divided
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup pecans, chopped divided
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 24 Rolo candies unwrapped
- 4 ounces white chocolate
- ½ cup chocolate chips, optional
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl combine flour, cocoa and baking soda. Set aside.
- Using a handheld or stand mixer cream butter, brown sugar and 1 cup sugar together until smooth.
- Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until blended.
- Reduce your speed to low and add flour mixture. Blend until combined.
- Add ½ cup of the chopped pecans and chocolate chips, if you decide to use them.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining one-half cup pecans with the remaining tablespoon of granulated sugar and the cinnamon. Stir until as evenly coated as possible. Set aside.
- Now you have to make your cookies! Flour your hands to prevent sticking as necessary.
- Use between 2 and 3 tablespoons of dough. Press a Rolo candy into the middle of the dough. Make sure the Rolo candy is totally surrounded by dough.
- Next shape the cookie into a disc, or as Ken likes to say a hockey puck, and press one side of the cookie into the bowl with the sugar coated pecans.
- Place cookie, pecan side up, on your prepared baking sheet. These cookies will spread somewhat so space them about 1 ½ inches apart.
- Bake cookies until they start to crack, 9 to 12 minutes.
- Cool on the pan for a few minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
- While the cookies are cooling off you can melt the white chocolate.
- Place the white chocolate squares in a glass or microwave-safe bowl. Heat, in your microwave and stir every 15 seconds until smooth.
- Pour the chocolate into a plastic bag and snip off a corner.
- Drizzle and squeeze the chocolate over top of your cooled cookies.
- Set aside the cookies until the white chocolate is set, about 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!