Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies

Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies


"These cute, delicious treats are easy to make, filled with sweet goodness, and topped with chocolate. Sounds like a winner!"


servings 131 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream Butter Flavor CRISCO(R) and sugars together. Add milk. Beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Mix into creamed mixture. Chill for one hour.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Roll out 1/3 of the dough at a time, to about 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut out with 2 1/4-inch cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 5-6 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Remove immediately to cooling rack.
  5. Combine caramels and milk in microwave-safe bowl. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave at 50% (MEDIUM)for 1 minute. Stir. Repeat until smooth (or melt on rangetop in small saucepan on very low heat). Drop rounded teaspoonfuls on top of each cookie. Place 3 pecan halves around edge of caramel to resemble turtle.
  6. Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe cup. Microwave at 50% (MEDIUM) for 1 minute. Stir. Repeat until smooth (or melt on rangetop in small saucepan on very low heat). Spread rounded teaspoonfuls over top of caramel. Do not cover the pecans. Cool completely.
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  1. 16 Ratings


A little time-consuming but a delicious and pretty cookie. Only thing to watch, the caramel will continue to spread, even after cooling. Some of the cookies ended up looking a little sloppy beca...

They were ok but the cookie was a little to sweet for me. You also need a lot more than 30 pecan halves I think they might have ment 300.

Wow. NICE cookie. My only change was to change the chocolate to a chocolate ganache drizzle. This is a definite crowd pleaser!

These turned out great! A very pretty cookie.

I liked the idea of recreating the pecan turtle into a cookie so I added this to my Christmas cookie line-up this year. Since I was preheating the oven anyways I took the opportunity to toast t...

For some reason rolling out cookie dough is something I have not been able to be successful at. After chilling the dough I dropped by rounded tablespoons on to the cookie sheet. Then flattened w...

Cookie was a huge hit. Next time I make it I will reduce flour by 1/2 C...dough was too dry. You need at least 3X the pecans the recipe shows. You need more chocolate. I will also make my ow...

Too sticky on your teeth, but good tasting!

Okay so this cookies is super good! BUT it is time consuming and the caramel, chocolate topping, and pecans ran a short. I followed the reciepe but, came up with a whole zip lock bag full of pla...