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Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Thick, chewy, fudgy chocolate turtle cookies recipe, caramel stuffed and topped with pecans and sea salt. These are what cookie dreams are made of.

Thick, chewy, fudgy chocolate turtle cookies recipe, caramel stuffed and topped with pecans and sea salt. These are what cookie dreams are made of.

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of Fall Cookie Week! Calling all chocolate lovers – these are the richest, chewiest chocolate turtle cookies and as Selena Gomez says, “I can’t keep my hands to myself.”

You can get the recipe here and add them to your fall baking list and trust me, you’re going to want to! This crowd-pleasing, caramel oozing chocolate cookie is not one to sleep on.

Wheres The Turtle Cookie Recipe?

Sometimes life is hectic and you need to get right to the point. If that’s the case for you, and you would prefer to bypass my helpful tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas you can head straight to this decadent Chocolate Turtle Cookie Recipe. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

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The Best Turtle Cookie Recipe

I had a really difficult time making these chocolate turtle cookies. They’re easy and all, but gosh, with each scoop I had to resist the temptation of dropping it in my mouth. I really think cookie dough should be one of the major food groups.

So, as long as you can make it through the temptation of eating all the cookie dough, you’ll be left with 24 delicious cookies. Well, maybe only 22 because some of the dough just mysteriously missing and you have no idea where it went, right ;).

Tips For Scooping Cookie Dough

There’s just so much to love about this recipe. They’re bursting with amazing flavor and everything that’s good in life, and they are sooo easy, especially when you follow these tips and tricks.

When making drop cookies, I always use a cookie scoop to make sure all of my cookies are about the same size. This will not only make sure you get all 24 cookies, but it will also help ensure even baking.

Another tip I love I using parchment paper sheets, or silicone baking mats instead of cooking spray. When I use either of those I never have to worry about if my cookies are going to stick to the sheet.

Lastly, When I get to the end of the cookie dough I like to use a spatula to scrape down all of the remaining cookie dough. Depending on how much splattered onto the sides while mixing, you can get at least 1 or two, if not more cookies out of whats left.

fudgy chocolate turtle cookie recipe stuffed with caramel

What is A Turtle Cookie?

If you don’t know what a turtle cookie is, let me tell you, you’ve been missing out! Turtle cookies bring some of my favorite flavors into one cookie, and it’s amazing!

The decadent chocolate cookie dough is stuffed with Rolo’s so that the caramel oozes out when warm. Topped with pecans and sea salt these chocolate turtle cookies are better than traditional turtles! Not to mention they get bonus points for being gluten-free!

chocolate turtle cookies stuffed with caramel

Get Your Cookie Fix Here!

Sometimes a whole cookie week just isn’t enough for all of your cookie recipe needs. If that’s the case then make sure you check out these 6 amazing cookie recipes. Your taste buds won’t regret it, I promise!

Sugar and Spice Shortbread Cookies

Levian Bakery Chocolate Cookie Recipe Copycat

Butter Toffee Cookies

Maple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Fluffernutter Cookies

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Your New Obsession – Turtle Cookies

If my house these cookies leave the cookie sheet before they even get the chance to cool. I usually have to hide a couple away if I want there to be any for me to have that same evening. So, if your family is anything like mine, I know you guys are going to love these cookies as much as my family and I do.

Be sure to leave all your thoughts in the comments below, I’m looking forward to hearing all of your thoughts!

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 12 mins Total Time 22 mins
Serves 24

Thick, chewy, fudgy chocolate turtle cookies recipe, caramel stuffed and topped with pecans and sea salt. These are what cookie dreams are made of.


  • 2 1/2 c powdered sugar {also known as confectioner's sugar}
  • 1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 24 rolos
  • 1/4 c pecans
  • sea salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine sugar, cocoa, corn starch and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk 2 egg whites until slightly foamy. Whisk in egg and vanilla.

Gradually add egg mixture into dry mixture until well blended. 

Using a cookie scoop, drop dough balls onto the parchment lined cookie sheets. Push rolo into the top of the dough ball and wrap dough completely around it.

Top dough balls with a crack of sea salt and pecans {whole or chopped, your preference}.

Bake 12 minutes and serve warm {can microwave 15 seconds, if needed}.

Recipe Notes

You can also use a silicone baking mat in place of parchment paper. 

For a deeper chocolate flavor, try unsweetened dark chocolate powder.

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Leave Room For More Cookies

Today’s theme is stuffed – because that’s what we are by Day 3 of Fall Cookie Week. Michael is sharing his Peanut Butter Lovers Peanut Butter Cookies with you today and they are stuffed with creamy peanut butter that just oozes out. Basically, a dream fulfilled. I cannot wait to make these this weekend! I may even top them with a scoop of frozen custard for good measure. The diet starts next month.
peanut butter stuffed cookie


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8 comments on “Chocolate Turtle Cookies”

  1. Rolos!! Adding this to try!

  2. Cookies stuffed with candy!? Um, YES please!!

    xo Michael

  3. I would have to have duct tape on my mouth while making those. They look so good.

  4. Julie, these cookies look absolutely delicious! And I have a daughter who is gluten free, so these will be perfect for her! Can’t wait to try them!

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  6. I’m obsessed with this twist on the turtle candy! The Rolo in the middle is my favorite! 

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