Just like their candy namesake, these Easy Turtle Cookies combine pecans, gooey caramel and chocolate to make a delicious treat that's perfect for cookie exchanges.

Easy Turtle Cookies

A sugar cookie topped with gooey caramel, chocolate and pecans, Easy Turtle Cookies are full of holiday flavors!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Author Nicole Burkholder


  • 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 24 caramels
  • 1 tsp heavy whipping cream
  • 64 pecan halves
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Cut cookie dough in 1/4 inch slices and place on a cookie sheet to bake. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and cool completely. 
  • In a bowl, combine the caramels and cream and microwave for one minute. Stir, and then microwave for another minute. Spoon onto the center of each cookie and press four pecan halves into the caramel.
  • In another bowl, melt the chocolate chips (microwave in 30 second intervals) and stir until smooth. Spoon over the caramel. Let stand until set.