Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies Recipe | Yummly

Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies

Ashley Brainer: "These turned out good. The actual cookie tastes m…" Read More
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups pecans (finely chopped)
  • 14 candy (soft caramel, I used Kraft Traditional Caramels)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate (I used 2 squares of Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares)
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium4% DV100mg
    Fat29% DV19g
    Protein8% DV4g
    Carbs7% DV22g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories260Calories from Fat170
    Total Fat19g29%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat170
    Total Carbohydrate22g7%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Janie 8 months ago
    I wanted these to be absolutely delicious. They were pretty good. Here’s what kept them from being a five star recipe for me. 1. They were too sweet. Probably a less sweet cookie base would work better. 2. It was hard to get them to look as pretty as the picture. When I pressed down to make the indentation for the caramel, the pressure caused the outside edge to lose its circular shape and become ragged. Did not affect the taste, but I like a pretty presentation when I am making cookies for gifting. 3. Maybe just not paying attention on my part, but it should say “very finely chop” the pecans. Just would make it prettier.
    Ashley Brainer 10 months ago
    These turned out good. The actual cookie tastes more like a brownie. I would add sea sat on top to break up how heavy it is with all of the chocolate and caramel.
    Kevin Ayers a year ago
    I substituted a half jar of Skippy chunky peanut butter for the pecans. I added it to the batter, instead of rolling the cookies in the nuts. I also doubled the sugar and doubled the butter to make up for the dryness of the peanut butter.
    Carol 2 years ago
    A little extra work, but well worth it. They were delicious!
    Heike T. 2 years ago
    they ARE insanely delicious. This Christmas is the third time I made them.
    Alex 2 years ago
    Good but took a lot of preparation and did not taste as spectacular as I had hoped. Solid cookie, though, Meant for weddings, I would think.
    Lizard 2 years ago
    Only made 12 cookies (1” balls)
    Kiki D. 2 years ago
    These cookies are so decadent. Plus they look so yummy. Have made and taken to meetings and parties. Always the first to go.
    Gina S. 3 years ago
    Was easy and made only 2 1/2 dozen cookies! Not as sweet as it bought they would be but delicious!
    Bittersweet 5 years ago
    It is insanely delicious!! Our new favourite... The whole family absolutely loved them! Will make them again and again