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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.” But first, Michael of Inspired by Charm and I have a special surprise for you today!
chocolate turtle cookies stuffed with caramel

To celebrate Day 3 of FCW, we have a little surprise for you…a giveaway! You can find all the details to enter below.

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You can get the recipe here and add them to your fall baking list!

fudgy chocolate turtle cookie recipe stuffed with caramel

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.

chocolate turtle cookies stuffed with caramel

The decadent chocolate cookie dough is stuffed with rolos so that the caramel oozes out when warm. Topped with pecans and sea salt these chocolate turtle cookies are better than traditional turtles! Bonus points for being gluten free!

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

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


  • 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

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Today’s themed 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
Let’s talk about that giveaway, shall we?
Because we love our readers and we want you to share in the fun of Fall Cookie Week with some of our favorite kitchen supplies, we’re giving away gift cards to Williams-Sonoma and Crate & Barrel!

To include as many of you as possible three lucky readers from IBC and Julie Blanner will each receive 1 $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card and 1 $50 Crate & Barrel Gift Card. (Michael and I are using the same entry form so there will be three winners in total. This giveaway is not sponsored and comes directly from us to you.)

This giveaway is open to readers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email.

To enter to win, click on the image below. (Those viewing this on a blog reader may need to visit the actual blog post by clicking here.) Simply enter your email address in the form for a chance to win.

Good luck, friends!


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6 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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