chocolate turtle cookies stuffed with caramel

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookie exchange, cookies, easy dessert, fall, holidays, winter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 94 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine sugar, cocoa, corn starch and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk 2 egg whites until slightly foamy. Whisk in egg and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add egg mixture into dry mixture until well blended. 
  5. 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.
  6. Top dough balls with a crack of sea salt and pecans {whole or chopped, your preference}.
  7. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Turtle Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.