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close up of the inside of chocolate turtle cookies

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

These chocolate turtle cookies are bursting with caramel, pecans and big chocolate chunks. Perfect for the chocolate lover in your life!

  • Total Time: 57 minutes
  • Yield: 32 1x


  • 12 oz dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa (not dutch-process)
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks
  • 11 oz baking caramels, unwrapped and cut in half


  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter together and stir until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, baking powder and salt on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, until pale, thick and fluffy.
  3. Turn speed down to low and pour in the melted chocolate and butter.
  4. Stir in the flour and cocoa until combined, then stir in the pecans, chocolate chunks and caramels.
  5. Chill the dough, covered, for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. Line a sheet pan with parchment or a silpat baking mat.
  7. Drop rounded spoonfuls of the cookie dough on the prepared sheet pan about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  9. Let cool and serve.



  • small saucepan
  • stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: chocolate turtle cookies, caramel chocolate cookies, soft chocolate cookies