It’s cookie exchange season and there’s few things we love more than something that seems really special, but is secretly super easy! So what can take cookies to that next level? Candy. Or emulating your favorite candies. How about turtles with their pecans, chocolate and ooey gooey caramel. I took that idea and combined it with my favorite cookie recipe to create turtle cookies.
Go ahead, lick the screen, I won’t judge. The best thing about this recipe? It’s made with a cake mix which makes it sooo easy and fast to throw together for last minute on a busy week. This shortcut just gives you time to make them special with drizzed chocolate and a delicious caramel center that is secretly made so easily with the help of our friend the Rolo.
Ok, now that we’ve made you drool, on to the recipe.
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- Devil’s food cake mix
- Rolos (about 24)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix eggs, oil, and cake mix. Place a Rolo in a dough ball just large enough to cover the whole Rolo. Roll the top of the dough ball in the chopped pecans. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 9 minutes. Let them cool for one minute on the pan and then move to a cooling rack. (or sneak one while they are warm and the caramel is gooey!)
Microwave the chocolate chips in a bowl for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between, until smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the cookies using a spoon. Once all cookies are drizzled place them in the fridge for a few minutes to help the chocolate set.
Place on a plate for a cookie exchange or stack your delicious turtle cookies in a clear treat bag and add a festive ribbon for a cute and easy gift!