Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

Hi, it’s me – Lily! Have you had a good week? I know I have! It was my Christmas Class Party yesterday!! My mom was the room mom so she came early. We got to eat pizza, play BINGO and we also got treats. One of them was a candy cane, so my friends and I pretended we were sea divers and used them as snorkels. The carpet was the land and the tile was the sea. It was hilarious!! The party was so fun, even if I didn’t win BINGO. You know what I did? We used M&Ms as the markers and we got to eat them at the end. I shoved all of mine in my mouth!! Cool, huh?

Another thing that is cool is the recipe we are sharing with you today. They are Turtle Thumbrint Cookies

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

We made our dough balls about 1 1/2 inches. 😉

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

The 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon works perfectly!!

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!

You know what else is cool?! These Turtle Thumbprint Cookies. They are chocolate-y, caramel-y, nutty and YUMMY!! Get it?? If you are baking cookies for Christmas, you may want to try this one, especially if you love chocolate and caramel. 😉

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How to make Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies:

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

4 from 2 votes
Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies - a chocolate, caramel and nut cookie recipe everyone will love!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Refridgerate 1 hour
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 1990 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (1 egg with egg and yolk separated + 1 additional egg white)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Caramel Filling

  • 14 Kraft Caramels
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream

Chocolate Drille

  • 2 squares Chocolate Candy Coating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Mix flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg yolk, milk, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.

  4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  6. Mix 2 egg whites in a bowl until frothy. Place chopped pecans in another bowl.

  7. Roll chilled dough into 1 - 1½ inch balls, dip in egg whites and then roll into the pecans. Place on a greased baking sheet.

  8. Use ½ teaspoon spoon to make a cave in the center of each ball.
  9. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Let cool.
  10. Place caramels and cream in a small bowl and microwave until smooth, stopping and stirring occasionally.
  11. Fill indentations in cookie with caramel mixture.
  12. Melt candy coating by placing in a small pot on low heat and stirring constantly. Pour chocolate into a ziploc bag with the corner cut and drizzle over cookies. Let set.

YUMMY!!! We can’t wait to make these again!! I hope you can come back again soon for more yummy treats from me.

Love, Lily

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For another delicious cookie recipe, check out:

Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies recipe { lilluna.com } So delicious and includes oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a smooth powdered sugar glaze!

ENJOY!!

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments

  1. Wow Lily. You sure did have a good day yesterday – great. I hope the rest of the week and of course Christmas is wonderful for you and your family. Thank you

  2. I’m so glad you had a great pary. Thank you for the delicious looking cookies. I will definitely be giving these a try. Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you so much! We like fresh cookies, so I wouldn’t make them too far in advance. You could do them the day before & they’d be fine or even a couple days. Any more than that, I would just freeze them, maybe? Hope that helps!

  3. 4 stars
    I made these this evening and am waiting for tHem to cool. I have a couple questions about the reciPe. Do you cool the cookies on the cookie Sheet or on a rack? How big should the indentation be? The cookies seemed a little moist when i took them out, is that normal? What i mean is they aren’t necessarily firm like some other cookies.