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White Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Turtle Cookies are super soft with pecans, chocolate chips, a white chocolate drizzle and stuffed with chocolate covered caramels or Rolos!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, chocolate, cookie, dessert, pecan
Servings 24


  • 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.
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  • 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.  
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  • Using a handheld or stand mixer cream butter, brown sugar and 1 cup sugar together until smooth.  
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  • Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat until blended. 
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  • Reduce your speed to low and add flour mixture.  Blend until combined.  
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.  
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  • Bake cookies until they start to crack, 9 to 12 minutes.  
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  • 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.
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  • Set aside the cookies until the white chocolate is set, about 10 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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