Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: about 24 cookies

Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes

Tessa Arias This Turtle Thumbprint Cookie recipe features a cocoa cookie rolled in pecans, filled with a salted caramel thumbprint, and drizzled with chocolate. To everyone who loves the turtle flavor combination...

14 Responses to “Turtle Thumbprint Cookies”

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    Diane @ Vintage Zest — December 2, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This looks wonderful! I have only made thumbprint cookies filled with jam/jelly, like the ones I just posted a week ago. I LOOOOVE salted caramel and the chocolate drizzle seems interesting with coconut oil. I have only used coconut oil in a few different recipes, so I’d love to try this!

    P.S. – Here is my thumbprint cookie recipe if you’re interested. :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I love everything about these adorable cookies Tessa! My mom loves chocolate turtles and she would be thrilled to have a cookie like this this Christmas. Sending her the recipe!

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    Gaby — December 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I could eat at least 6 of these without blinking an eye. Delicious!

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    Laura — December 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Need to make these cookies yesterday!!

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    Sandy — December 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    These were called Choco-Caramel Delights in a Hershey’s cookbook a loonnnnng time ago. I have been making them for years and everyone LOVES them.

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    Lindsey — December 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    This recipe looks AMAZING and I cannot wait to make them! My only question is, could I use salted butter instead of unsalted?
    Thank you!

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      Tessa — December 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Sure, just omit the salt in the cookie part of the recipe.

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    Kristin — December 20, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    What kind of cocoa powder did you use? I have Hershey’s special dark, but will that be too bitter? Should I buy regular?

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    Sarah — December 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I just made these and they are to die for. I now have a new favorite cookie recipe!

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    martha — February 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    pretzels Rollo’s and pecans are easier and quicker recipe is on the back of the Rollo’s

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    Mimosa — August 3, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I made these today, my parents and sister where surprised that these cookies didnt actually contain a turtle nor that they did not resemble a turtle. The cookie part is nice and dense like a rich chocolate brownie, taking the left overs to school tomorrow for my friends!

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      Tessa — August 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Haha! I think I’d be more surprised if the cookies DID contain turtle! Glad you enjoyed, hope your friends do too :)

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    Kristy @ Chocolate Slopes — November 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I’ll be adding these to my Christmas baking list this yea. Especially since turtles are my husband’s favorite!

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    Helen — December 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I looovvve Turtles! Surely going to try these – don’t know if I can squeeze it in for Christmas – so much baking, crocheting, so little time. Going to try for sure though, some time soon. Tk u for sharing yr recipe. Can’t wait!

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