Chocolate Turtle Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 32mins
YIELD: 36 cookies




  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In a mixer, combine the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla. Mix until just incorporated.
  • Add the flour mixture, mix.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about an hour.
  • Whisk an egg white in a bowl, set aside.
  • Place the chopped pecans in another bowl.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and dip into the egg whites, then roll in the pecans.
  • Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Using a 1/2 teaspoons measuring spoon, press an indentation in the middle of each cookie ball to hold the caramel.
  • Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, unwrap about 15 caramels and place them in a bowl with the heavy cream.
  • Microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
  • When the cookies are done, re-press the indentation with the measuring spoon and fill the pocket with caramel.
  • Let cool, completely.