Turtle Cookies

Turtle Cookies
This is a fun twist on chocolate covered turtles! I had the privilege of sharing these turtle cookies over at Alderberry Hill earlier this week.

Turtle Cookies

Turtle Cookies


  • 1 pouch of sugar cookie mix
  • Plus the ingredients called for on the back of the cookie mix
  • 12 caramels, I used Kraft
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup hot fudge topping
  • Pecan halves, 1 for each cookie
  • Parchment paper or silpat


  1. Preheat the oven as directed on the sugar cookie box.
  2. Prepare the sugar cookies as directed on the package. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, placing about 2 inches apart on parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until they begin to turn golden. Allow them to cool completely.
  4. Unwrap the caramels, place them in a microwave safe bowl along with the milk and microwave on high for 1 minute, stir. Continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until the caramel is smooth.
  5. Dip one side of the cookie into the caramel, allowing the access to drip off before placing on wax paper. Reheat the caramel as needed.
  6. Allow the caramel to cool and set (but it will still be gooey) before adding the hot fudge. I actually added the hot fudge the following day when I made these.
  7. Heat the hot fudge in the microwave until melted. Using a teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon depending upon how large your cookies are, add the hot fudge to the center of each cookie. Place a pecan half on each cookie before the hot fudge sets.

Turtle Cookies
I found it best to store these in the refrigerator to prevent the caramel and hot fudge from becoming runny.

Adapted from Betty Crocker

Turtle Cookies

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39 Responses to “Turtle Cookies”

  1. Jennay — May 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

    These look delicious!!

  2. Lanaya @ Raising Reagan — May 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    These look delicious {minus the pecans!}

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

    • The First Year Blog — May 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      What?! The pecan is the best part!

  3. Erin @ Table for 7 — May 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    beautiful!! look divine :)

    • The First Year Blog — May 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks for coming by Erin!

  4. Joanne T Ferguson — May 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    What fun these cookies are, TRUE!
    Love the staging of your photo too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Party!

    • The First Year Blog — May 24, 2013 at 7:31 am

      Thanks for coming by Joanne!!

  5. amy @ one artsy mama — May 25, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Wow! These look soooo amazingly delicious! Can I come over? lol. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays. Your photos are fantastic.

    • The First Year Blog — May 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Sure, come on over! Thanks Amy!

  6. Natasha in Oz — May 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    They look amazing! I love anything with pecans so these are getting pinned right now!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share this post at my weekly Say G’Day linky party-it would be a perfect addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • The First Year Blog — May 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Natasha! Will do :-)

  7. Linda — May 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Wow. This looks spectacular. Great job! Best wishes, Linda


  8. jamie — May 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    these look delish!!! great idea and beautiful pics :)

  9. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life — May 28, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Oh these look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I would love for you to link up to my ongoing party Inspire Me. – -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/05/166th-inspire-me-tuesday.html. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

    • The First Year Blog — May 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Coming over, thanks!

  10. Sarah Lynn — May 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!! I would love for you to share these cookies on my blog link party, Sweet Tooth Tuesdays.

    • The First Year Blog — May 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Hi Sarah! I am stopping by to link up!

  11. Domesticated Breakdown — May 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    These look delicious, found you over on all my bloggy friends :-)

    • The First Year Blog — May 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks my friend for taking the time to come by!

  12. Ericka — May 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    These cookies look wonderful! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  13. Oh my, these look super yummy! I’ve pinned them. Thanks for linking up at the Weekly Creative!

    Melanie {reasons to skip the housework}

    • The First Year Blog — May 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks my friend!

  14. Ashley Christensen — May 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

    These look so yummy! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I’m also pinning this :)

    • The First Year Blog — May 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Coming by to share ’em!

  15. Linda@With A Blast — May 30, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Pinned and shared on Google+ today ! Beth, these look like they can be quite addictive ;-) Thank you for linking this to our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

    • The First Year Blog — May 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Oh goll, thanks for sharing them Linda!!

  16. Linda — May 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

    These cookies are making me hungry! Love the flavor combinations. Pinned and Zipped it.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Tumbleweed Contessa

  17. These look awesome! Would love for you to share this with our Kitchen Fun & Crafty link party…just went up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/05/kitchen-fun-crafty-friday-link-party.html

    • The First Year Blog — May 31, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Will do, thanks Jill!

  18. amy @ commona-my house — May 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

    What a great little cookie!!! The ingredients must make this an easy cookie to make quickly!!! So glad to have found you through Give Me the Goods Monday link party!

    • The First Year Blog — May 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      You are right Amy, easy peasy!

  19. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy — June 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    These look so yummy! Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  20. Cynthia L. — June 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Oh My! I think I could eat these by the dozen! They look so yummy! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBIg.com

  21. Sarah Lynn — June 4, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for link up to Sweet Tooth Tuesdays! These yummy cookies are one of the features I’m sharing this week! You can stop by and grab your featured button, if you want. I’d love it if you would link up again this week, I can’t wait to see what everyone shares.

    • The First Year Blog — June 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Sarah!! :-)


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