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Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 30

Chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate ganache, pecans and caramel? Yes, please! These decadent cookies deliver on all the notes of a perfect turtle treat, with a nutty chocolate chip cookie base, chocolate and caramel filling, and pecan topper. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 27, 2019
Pillsbury Cookie Dough
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Pillsbury Cookie Dough

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
2/3
cup finely chopped pecans
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1
tablespoon butter
30
pecan halves (about 1/2 cup)
12
caramels, unwrapped

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Shape cookie dough into 30 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Roll and slightly press balls into chopped pecans (do not flatten). Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown. Using back of round metal measuring teaspoon, make 1-inch indentation in center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of the whipping cream and the butter uncovered on High 30 seconds. Stir; continue to microwave in 15-second increments, stirring after each, until smooth. Spoon 1 generous teaspoon chocolate mixture in center of each cookie. Immediately top each chocolate-filled cookie with a pecan half, slightly pressing into chocolate. Let stand about 15 minutes or until chocolate starts to set.
  • 5
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and remaining 2 tablespoons cream uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, until caramels are melted and smooth. Drizzle caramel over cookies. Let stand about 30 minutes or until caramel is set. Store covered in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Expert Tips

  • For best results, bake cookies one sheet at a time on the center oven rack.
  • To easily drizzle melted caramel onto cookies, cool caramel slightly, then spoon into a resealable plastic bag. Cut a small corner off the bag, and drizzle onto cookies.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container in single layers between parchment or waxed paper in refrigerator up to 1 week. Cookies can be frozen up to 2 months. To thaw, let stand uncovered at room temperature 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
15%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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