My favorite part of this recipe for Turtle Stuffed Cookies is the dough! So similar to shortbread! It is so easy to work with and you really can stuff them with anything your heart desires inside! I absolutely love stuffing these cookies with chocolate caramel treats and finishing it off with a candied pecan on top! Truthfully though, you are only limited by your imagination! Turtle Stuffed Cookies are absolutely perfect on those days when you need something sweet and melt in your mouth delicious! I can’t wait to hear what you decide to stuff and decorate your cookies with!
I had to make a video to show you just how yummy these Turtle Stuffed Cookies truly are!
Turtle Stuffed Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered or icing sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
Stuffing and decoration suggestions
- rolos caramels or turtles for center
- skor or heath bits for decoration
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer, combine butter, powdered or icing sugar and vanilla in medium bowl until smooth. Add salt and flour. Blend until combined. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Remove wrappers from Rolos, Turtles or caramels. Place into a bowl and set aside.
Roll dough into about 20 equal sized balls. Using your thumb press into each ball slightly. Push one treat inside each ball. Seal ball completely. Press your decoration on top. Place on your prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cookies are set and just starting to brown. Cool for a few minutes and place all of the cookies on a wire rack. Enjoy!