These rich, gooey Stuffed Double Chocolate Turtle Cookies are filled with chocolate chips, pecans, and a chunk of pure caramel.
Despite being a food blogger and also a human being who is obsessed with cookies, I’ve never participated in a cookie swap. I suppose that’s what happens when your best friends don’t live in the same city as you, and when no one you know actually likes to bake.
I think I need to haunt the local new mom group and make some older friends. Ones who will bake cookies for me.
But, thanks to the Canadian Food Creatives, I’m participating in an online cookie exchange with a great group of bloggers. While we don’t get to eat the fruits of everyone’s labours, we do receive A TON of great ideas for the holidays.
If you missed that gigantic chunk of cookie pictured above, I’m making Stuffed Double Chocolate Turtle Cookies, a decadent cookie the size of an adult’s palm and stuffed full of chocolate, butter, pecans and melty caramel. (Mmmmmmm.)
I’m a big fan of Turtles chocolates, but wanted a slightly more diluted form so I can eat more than the package tells me I can. An obvious choice is a calorie-rich cookie . . . right? Yes, so much healthier!
I swear that these cookies taste EXACTLY like the chocolates. So much so that my wonderful part-time taste tester and full-time boyfriend begrudgingly brought them to work to get them out of the house, but managed to eat a good five or six while doing so.
The call of the cookie. It’s a real thing.
While we’re on the subject of cookies, check out all the delicious creations that were cooked up by my fellow bloggers and friends from the Canadian Food Creatives (#CDNFoodCreatives for all the social media-savvy folks) below. Get cook(ie)ing!
- Austrian Husarenkrapferl Cookies by Evelyne at CulturEatz
- Candy Cane Kissed Chocolate Chip Cookies by Fareen at Food Mamma
- Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti by Amanda at Peppers & Pennies
- Christmas Piñata Cookies by Karin at The Kitchen Divas
- Coconut shortbread Sandwiches by Taylor at The Girl on Bloor
- Crispy Spicy Almond Roccoco Italian Cookie Recipe by Maria at She Loves Biscotti
- Double Chocolate Mint Cookies by Diana at 365 Days of Easy Recipes
- Eggnog Madeleines by Samantha at My Kitchen Love
- Eisenbahner (Railroad) Cookies by Vicky at Tiny Sweet Tooth
- Gluten Free Thumprint cookies by Jenn at One Heart One Family
- Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie by Jo-Anna at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
- Nanny’s Molasses Cookies by Laura at Bluenose Baker
- Peppermint Macarons by Cristina at I Say Nomato
- Sablés Bretons with Chocolate Caramel Beurre Salé by Hilary at Cocoa Bean, the Vegetable
- Stained Glass Gingerbread Cookies by Megan at Food & Whine
- Stuffed Double Chocolate Turtle Cookies by Cassie at Crumb Kitchen
- Thumbprint Caramel Shortbread Cookies by Kacey at The Cookie Writer
- Toasted Flour Sablés by Kimberlie at The Finer Cookie
- Triple Chocolate Pistachio Cookies by Marie at Food Nouveau
- Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Ginger Crisps by Melanie at The Refreshanista
Check out CK on Instagram! If you try out one of my recipes, tag @CrumbKitchen so I can see your delicious creations. 🙂
Total Cost = $7.13 (Budget breakdown below recipe)
- 2 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup crumbled pecans
- 12-15 individually wrapped soft caramels, flattened slightly
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Beat in eggs until batter is light and combined well. Slowly mix in flour until a dough forms. Add in chocolate chips and pecan pieces; combine.
- Grab a sizeable chunk of cookie dough (balls will be about 2-3 inches) and flatten. Place a flattened caramel on the dough and gently roll into a ball with your hands so the caramel is completely encased in dough. Ensure that none peeks out or it will make your cookies adhere to the pan. Repeat.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until edges are cooked but the cookie centres are just slightly soft and moist-looking. Let cool on wire rack then enjoy.
Recipe adapted from Nestlé.
2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour = $0.25
1/2 cup cocoa powder = $0.52
1 tsp. baking soda = $0.02
1/4 tsp. salt = $0.01
1 cup salted butter = $0.92
1 cup packed brown sugar = $0.60
3/4 cup granulated sugar = $0.22
1 tsp. vanilla extract = $0.07
2 large eggs = $0.30
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips = $1.60
1/2 cup crumbled pecans = $0.62
12-15 individually wrapped soft caramels = $2.00
Why it’s Cheap
These are MONSTER cookies. For real. One cookie in this recipe equals at least 2 in other recipe, sometimes three. You’re getting a good bang for your buck, plus they really taste like Turtles chocolates—all for only $7!
Make it More Budget-Friendly
Feel free to cut down slightly on the amount of chocolate chips and pecans if you’re not a big fan of mix-ins. And if you’re looking for cheap caramels, I recommend your local dollar store!
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