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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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  1. These look delicious!!

  2. These look delicious {minus the pecans!}

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  3. beautiful!! look divine :)

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

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

  6. 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

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


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

  9. 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

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

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

  12. 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}

  14. 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 :)

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  17. 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 !

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

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Tumbleweed Contessa

  19. 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

  20. 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!

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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

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