Today I want to share a recipe for Caramel and Pecan Chocolate Turtle Cookies. These cookies combine all of the flavors of the classic turtle candy: chocolate, caramel, and pecans. The caramel bits used inside the cookie are soft and sweet. They are the perfect accompaniment to the crunchy pecans coating the outside of this cookie.
Cookies are a great treat for the holidays, and they are easy to make ahead of time. I like to make and freeze cookie dough, so that I can easily thaw as much or little as I’d like. This way, you can focus on friends and family during the holidays, instead of spending your days in the kitchen.
If you can’t find caramel bits at your local store, you can also use caramel squares and roll them into the middle of the chocolate dough. Or, you can slice the caramel squares into pieces if you’d like the same effect as the caramel bits.