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Chocolate Cookie Turtles

Chocolate Cookie Turtles
Makes:
24 cookies (2 dozen)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
26
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
132 reviews
Chocolate Cookie Turtles are a fanciful cookie packed full of pecans, caramel and chocolate and will quickly become a favorite.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups (about 100) shelled pecans
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 20 caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

SOAK pecans in water for 5 minutes. Arrange 5 pecans on ungreased baking sheets (1 for head, 4 for legs), leaving about a 1-inch circle in center.

SHAPE slightly rounded tablespoons of cookie dough into balls; place over circle onto pecans. Repeat with remaining pecans and dough, placing turtles two inches apart on baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are crisp. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

MICROWAVE caramels and milk in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 1/2 minutes; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over turtles.

NOTE: Dough from one batch Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies (NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 6-oz. pkg. recipe) may be used.


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  •  Star(s)

    Nutty and favorful!

    NANCY CHAPMAN from Yorba Linda, CA

    These are one of the best cookies I have ever had, very nutty and favorful. I love both chocolate and nuts.

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    Turtle Cookies

    Kim Williams from Worth, IL

    Simple and awesome what more could you want? I love turtles and am glad to have tried these!!!

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    awesome

    jen marshall from howell, MI

    these are so wonderful

  •  Star(s)

    choc cookie turtles

    Ronda Clemons from Apple Valley, CA

    The Best I ever had,YUM YUM

  •  Star(s)

    good in taste

    Deepti Turkar from San jose, CA

    i made this and my family enjoyed a lot...thanks

  •  Star(s)

    Fast and Good

    Tia Kluesner from Washington, MO

    I made these for a x-mas cookie exchange and actually won the best tasting cookie, they were really good.

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    Chocolate Turtle Cookies

    Kristin Young from Sand Springs,OK

    I made these for a bake sale at my son's football game. They were sold out in a matter of minutes and were the first things to go. Everyone was obsessed, begging for more and talking about how they were going to go home and make them for the next weeks game. A HUGE success!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cookie Turtles

    Sylvia Schofield from Indianapolis, IN

    I just wanted to let you know I made the turtle cookies and took them to a family cookout and not a one of them was left. Seems they all really thought they were delicious. Thanks again for the receipe as I am an total Nestle chocolate user. Sincerely, Sylvia Schofield

  •  Star(s)

    chocolate chip caramel nut bars

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    this cookies was good and easy to make. my greadkids love them. they love helping me makeing them. they put the pecans on them.

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    Ooh soooo good

    S Ford from

    These cookies are delicious. The smell is good as the taste. My husband loved 'em.

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    Chocolate Cookie Turtles

    CAROL CRAWFORD from IOLA, KS

    So easy and everyone at church dinner just loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    chocolate cookie turtles

    Maryann O'Neill from COATESVILLE, PA

    I made these cookies with walnuts add to these cookies.

  •  Star(s)

    Fun and Simple

    S Ford from WINNSBORO, SC

    These cookies were not only easy to make, but fun as well. I enjoy baking these cookies with my 6 year old.

  •  Star(s)

    chocolate cookie turtles

    ramya sola from SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH

    these chokie turtles are really delicious.try them if you havenot.they disappear so soon.

  •  Star(s)

    AESOME TURTLE COOKIES

    Retta Moen from PEACHTREE CITY, GA

    Soooooo good! Very easy to make, friends and family loved the carmel topping.

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    Yummy Cookies!

    Kris Gradin from PARKERS PRAIRIE, MN

    These cookies couldn't be any easier to make! They are so good and look like you spent a lot of time making them. You've got to have a cold glass of milk with these!

  •  Star(s)

    excellent cookie

    Maureen Douglas from Spotswood, NJ

    this is one delicious cookie and I added chocolate drizzle on top and it was fantastic. I took them to work and they were gone in 2 seconds!!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cookie Turtles

    JEAN STANLEY from RAVENNA, OH

    Cookies were very good. Everyone liked them

  •  Star(s)

    Almost too easy

    Carol Ragghianti from ADDISON, TX

    This was an easy recipe, and fun to make. It was more fun to share and eat. Great idea! Thanks VeryBestBaking!

  •  Star(s)

    So Good

    Vanessa Lambert from SIOUX FALLS, SD

    So easy and with so few ingredients, what is not to love. Chocolate and carmel makes these disappear very fast. Great for a wonderful fall treat.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cookie Turtles

    Constance Oberton from WATERTOWN, NY

    i made these for my family and they just raved over them , saying they were better then store bought. i will be making them for my great grand son......

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cookie Turtles

    Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

    I have always made turtles at Christmas time for my family and friends. When I saw this recipe I decided to try it and am really glad that I did. Taste just like turtle candy except this has a cookie on top. Great recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Turtles

    Bethany Sanders from Stonewall, OK

    I made this for my Auntie's B-day! I must say they were a hit! They were so easy to make and then everyone thought that I took hours to make them cause of the pecans sticking out and then added the melted carmel. Ohhhh!!! I'm also making them for a housewarming gift this weekend!! Thanks for posting such a great idea!

  •  Star(s)

    A sticky situation!

    A. C. from Akron, OH

    I made the Chocolate Cookie Turtles this past weekend... they were absolutely adorable. But they were hard to store after cooling/hardening, as they stuck to each other and the waxed paper I tried to separate them with. So by the time I served them, they were NOT adorable. If I do make these again, I will not do them the day before serving.

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    EASY TREATS FOR THE KIDS

    K K from CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

    THIS RECIPE SPELLS KIDS IN THE KITCHEN. WHAT A FUN WAY TO GET TOGETHER TO ENJOY THESE WONDERFUL TREATS.

  •  Star(s)

    Sinful

    Laurie Davison from CLEARWATER, FL

    These cookies are great...ooey, gooey and delicious. Easy to bake

  •  Star(s)

    HAPPY FAMILY

    Ann Novick from NEW HAMPSHIRE

    My Mom loves TURTLES (the candy) & my husband loves cookies(any& all) I love to bake. With this recipe we can all be *H*A*P*P*Y*Thanks for an easy recipe for one VERY "contented" family.

  •  Star(s)

    GREAT TURTLE COOKIES

    THERESA STEPHENSON from BEAR, DE

    THEY WERE SO EASY TO MAKE THAT THEY SATISFIED YOUR CRAVING FOR COOKIES AND SWEET CANDY ALL IN ONE. EVERYBODY LOVED THEM AND THEY WENT QUICK.

  •  Star(s)

    Fantastic

    Tota Shultz from BRUNSWICK, MD

    I make this for Sunday School's student at my church. All the children love it and the parents ask me where do I get the recipe. It was so easy and delicious and attractive. Remember we eat we our eyes first.

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle cookies are tops

    Pegg Warnick from AVON, IN

    I didn't have any caramels on hand, so I substituted a jar of caramel sauce -- oh my goodness!!! This is a keeper!

  •  Star(s)

    chocolate cookie turtles

    mary malina from CHICAGO, IL

    great recipe fun to make and more fun to eat !

  •  Star(s)

    DELICIOUS!!!

    Sandra Clements from JACKSON, MO

    These are so good and easy to make. My kids really liked helping with these. Can't wait to make these for Christmas trays. I did use the homemade chocolate chip cookie dough and it was wonderful. I will use the full batch next time as they didn't last long at my house.

  •  Star(s)

    Trutles

    Sally Dennis from ODESSA, TX

    Wow!! These were a hit for labor day party...thanks for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    chocolate cookie turtles

    elaine hilton from LITTLE FALLS, NJ

    MMMMMMM!!!! Creamy, rich, and SOOOOO good! Easy to make and eat! A delicious treat EVERYONE will truly love!!

  •  Star(s)

    PERFECT

    Ann Novick from NASHUA, NH

    Turtles are my Mom's favorite candy & cookies are my husnand's favorite FOOD GROUP. Til now they've only had a love for me in common. I guess I'll be making these often, bringing them together in another common interest.I know they'll both LOVE these. Both will enjoy milk w/ them [ I THINK?]

  •  Star(s)

    VERY GOOD

    YVONNISE BULLUCK from MILLSBORO, DE

    THESE COOKIES ARE VERY GOOD AND EASY TO MAKE..

  •  Star(s)

    what a treat

    lovell brown from KILLEEN, TX

    I made these cookies for a party i was having and they were a hit. now i have people asking me when i am going to make them again i told them where to find the recipe but they want me to make it.

  •  Star(s)

    So good!

    Aliah Davis from

    The kids loved helping out with this one. They especially loved the chocolatey goodness and gooey-ness!

  •  Star(s)

    yummy

    Stephanie Sanderson from ROSCOE, IL

    This was so good. I wish that it wasn't as I think I gained 5 pounds from just looking at them. A must try in my book. Yummmy

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy Turtles!

    Sue Omlor from Toledo, OH

    These really are the best! My hubby loves the turtle candies, but these are even better... I will make these often..

  •  Star(s)

    Really simple to make

    SUE KETTINGER from COTTAGE GROVE, WI

    Terrific cookies and really simple to make. They disappeared as soon as I put them on the table!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cookie Turtles

    cindy auther from dayton, TN

    GREAT..My grandkids came over to visit. So we all made these wonderful cookies. I think we are going to have a new tradition in our home. You have got too try these.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cookie Turtles

    Lora Woosley from WINCHESTER, KY

    Yummmmmy!!! Easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    A New Kind of Turtle

    Camille McClain from MORGANTOWN, IN

    This recipe is the equal to the famous candy Turtles, but the best of both worlds, because it is a candy and cookie in one! Couldn't be easier to prepare, but seem to disappear like magic, or did they walk off??

  •  Star(s)

    These are Great !

    Patty Cooper from Massachusetts

    These cookies are so delicious. I was tempted to eat them all myself. But, of course resisted. My family also loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    SPEEDY TURTLES

    JAQ statzer from Summersville, WV

    LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE TREAT THAT WILL MOVE QUICKLY AT YOUR NEXT BAKE SALE? THESE COOKIE/CANDY TREATS WILL ZOOM YOU AWAY TO SOME TERRIFIC PROFITS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION. SIMPLE...SWEET...SPEEDY SALES. TRY THESE TASTY TURTLES--TERRIFIC!

  •  Star(s)

    SIMPLY DELICIOUS!!

    sandra williams from MEMPHIS, TN

    THIS RECIPE IS FANTASTIC!! I WILL BE USING IT AT MY COMING BAKESALE!!

  •  Star(s)

    Terrific

    Cathy Patrick from Lindsborg, KS

    Since I love the combination of caramel and chocolate, this recipe was a real hit. Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate cookie turtles

    KAREN BINGHAM from CHURUBUSCO, IN

    Very easy to do. I hid a caramel inside the cookie and drizzled melted chocolate on top. Went over very well with everyone.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cookie Turtles

    SHEILA NEELAN from WINNETKA, CA

    We all love these yummy cookies. They went over real big at our christmas party everyone wanted the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 170
  • Calories from Fat: 90
  • Total Fat: 10g (16% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (12% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 60mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (7% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Cookie Turtles

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups (about 100) shelled pecans
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 20 caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

SOAK pecans in water for 5 minutes. Arrange 5 pecans on ungreased baking sheets (1 for head, 4 for legs), leaving about a 1-inch circle in center.

SHAPE slightly rounded tablespoons of cookie dough into balls; place over circle onto pecans. Repeat with remaining pecans and dough, placing turtles two inches apart on baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are crisp. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

MICROWAVE caramels and milk in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 1/2 minutes; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over turtles.

NOTE: Dough from one batch Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies (NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 6-oz. pkg. recipe) may be used.

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