Chocolate Cookie Turtles

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 11 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 cookies (2 dozen)


Chocolate Cookie Turtles are a fanciful cookie packed full of pecans, caramel and chocolate and will quickly become a favorite.


  • 1 2/3 cups (about 100) shelled pecans
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 20 caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

SOAK pecans in water for 5 minutes. Arrange 5 pecans on ungreased baking sheets (1 for head, 4 for legs), leaving about a 1-inch circle in center.

SHAPE slightly rounded tablespoons of cookie dough into balls; place over circle onto pecans. Repeat with remaining pecans and dough, placing turtles two inches apart on baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are crisp. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

MICROWAVE caramels and milk in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 1/2 minutes; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over turtles.

NOTE: Dough from one batch Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies (NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 6-oz. pkg. recipe) may be used.

Nutty and favorful!

by N. NANCY , Yorba Linda, CA on Jun. 2010

These are one of the best cookies I have ever had, very nutty and favorful. I love both chocolate and nuts.

Turtle Cookies

by K. Kim , Worth, IL on Jun. 2010

Simple and awesome what more could you want? I love turtles and am glad to have tried these!!!


by j. jen , howell, MI on Jun. 2010

these are so wonderful

choc cookie turtles

by R. Ronda , Apple Valley, CA on May. 2010

The Best I ever had,YUM YUM

good in taste

by D. Deepti , San jose, CA on May. 2010

i made this and my family enjoyed a lot...thanks

Fast and Good

by T. Tia , Washington, MO on Feb. 2010

I made these for a x-mas cookie exchange and actually won the best tasting cookie, they were really good.

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

by K. Kristin , Sand Springs,OK on Oct. 2009

I made these for a bake sale at my son's football game. They were sold out in a matter of minutes and were the first things to go. Everyone was obsessed, begging for more and talking about how they were going to go home and make them for the next weeks game. A HUGE success!

Chocolate Cookie Turtles

by S. Sylvia , Indianapolis, IN on Sep. 2008

I just wanted to let you know I made the turtle cookies and took them to a family cookout and not a one of them was left. Seems they all really thought they were delicious. Thanks again for the receipe as I am an total Nestle chocolate user. Sincerely, Sylvia Schofield

chocolate chip caramel nut bars

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on Jan. 2008

this cookies was good and easy to make. my greadkids love them. they love helping me makeing them. they put the pecans on them.

Ooh soooo good

by S. S , on Jan. 2008

These cookies are delicious. The smell is good as the taste. My husband loved 'em.