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Turtle Cookies Recipe

Turtle Cookies

  • Author: Sanchita Dey
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


The classic Insanely delicious cookies coated with caramel, chocolate and pecans or almonds. Very classy looking cookies to go gaga over.


  • 1 cup – All purpose flour
  • 1 cup – Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp – Salt
  • 100 gms – Butter
  • 1/2 cup – Sugar
  • 1 – Egg yolk or 1/4th cup apple sauce or mashed ripe banana if vegan
  • 4 tbsp – Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • Caramel syrup
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Pecans or almonds
  • Butter paper


  1. Take a bowl and add all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Mix everything well. Keep aside.
  2. Take a bowl and add butter, sugar and then mix well with the help of a beater or whisker. Then add egg yolk or 1/4th cup apple sauce or mashed ripe banana if vegan or vegetarian, milk, vanilla essence. Now with the help of a beater mix very well.
  3. Now with the help of a strainer sift the flour into the mixture in the mixing bowl which we prepared.
  4. Now mix everything well till we get a hard dough. Now keep the dough in the fridge for 1 hour to chill.
  5. Now beat the egg white very nicely with the help of a fork, but if vegetarian or vegan just take any plant-based milk. Take out the dough after 2 hours and scoop a small portion make a small ball from the dough with the help of hands as shown in the video.
  6. Dip the balls in egg white or coconut milk and coat. Then coat with crushed almonds and pecans.
  7. Now prepare all balls like this and keep them on parchment paper or butter paper on a microwave plate.
  8. Now with the help of a spoon or thumb, you can make a hole in the middle by pressing.
  9. Now bake in microwave for 2 minutes. Take out now fill the middle with caramel syrup in the middle and chocolate syrup in zigzag form as shown in the video.
  10. Decorate and enjoy these tasty turtle cookies without any delay.


  • The cookie dough should be chilled enough as we don’t want sticky balls to form from it. If possible give two hours of chilling.
  • Better to melt caramel candy for that smooth silky texture.
  • same better to melt some chocolate in milk to get that silky smooth texture 

Note : I have used caramel syrup as well as chocolate syrup to save some time and effort.

  • After you take out your cookie dough from refrigerator make sure to make it sit for ten minutes so that the dough is not very hard.
  • Two minutes are enough for baking five cookies at a time. More than it will make them rock hard. A chewy texture is great for this turtle cookies.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F degree and don’t forget to use parchment paper or silicon baking tray if using oven. Bake for 10-15 min each batch
  • After taking out from microwave be sure you wear gloves be careful not to burn your hand as the tray are quite quite hot.
  • After taking out remember to cool on the tray itself before transferring them to the cooking wire.
  • Store this cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 days.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 170

Keywords: cookies, sweets