Turtle Cookies Recipe

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The classic flavors of turtle candy … chocolate, pecans, and caramel … in soft and insanely delicious Turtle Cookies.


1 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
8 T. (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1 large egg, separated
1 additional egg white
2 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. pecans, finely chopped

Caramel Filling:
14 soft caramel candies
3 T. heavy cream

Chocolate Drizzle (optional):
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 tsp. shortening


  1. Prepare the Cookies: Combine flour, cocoa, and salt; set aside.
  2. With electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg yolk, milk, and vanilla; mix until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture until just combined.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.
  4. Visit Turtle Cookies @ thekitchenismyplayground.com for full directions.

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