Turtle Cookies

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.

Turtle Cookies #pecans #caramel #chocolate

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.

Caramel Filled Turtle Cookie

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.

Turtle Cookie Dough Balls #dessert

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!)

Turtle Cookies

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.

Chocolate Drizzled Turtle Cookies

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!

Turtle Cookies - based on 12 days of Christmas song two turtle doves


Mummy Halloween Treats

I love a fast and fun holiday treat for class parties or to hand out to friends. These Mummy Halloween Treats will put a smile on the recipients face and yours too as they are so easy to put together.

Mummy Halloween Treats

I love how the eyeballs looks like they  just woke up in a daze. All you need for these cute little mummies are three ingredients…

INGREDIENTS: (affiliate links below)

Ding Dong Mummy Ingredients

Just melt the candy wafers according to package directions and use a spoon to drizzle side to side over the Ding Dongs. Add two eyes while the white candy is still wet and then let dry.

Ding Dong Mummy Treats

They’re cute to pop in a bag to hand out to family, friend or classmates.

Ding Dong Mummy Treat

Or add a stick if that suits your fancy. I just covered a popsicle stick with washi tape slid it in the side and added a bow.

Mummy Halloween Treat

Either way, this spooky treat is all set to spread some Halloween cheer!

Pumpkin Pecan Loaf from Cooking with Ruthie

Hi everybody… It’s Ruthie from Cooking with Ruthie.

I hope you’re having a totally fabulous morning and Happy Autumn! Oh my. It’s Pumpkin season and that’s one of the BEST times of the whole entire year :)

My Pumpkin Pecan Loaf with Orange Glaze will put you in the mood for some fall baking for sure! Yummmm.


Pumpkin Orange Pecan Loaf on www.cookingwithruthie.com

You maybe thinking that pumpkin and orange isn’t supposed to go together but I’m here to tell you that in these little loaves- it’s magic.

Delightful. You’ve just gotta give them a try and then you’ll see exactly what I mean :) Everyone that sampled them could nothing but rave about how much they liked the pairing.


Pumpkin Orange Pecan Loaf
Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree
  • zest of one orange (approx 3 Tbsp)
  • juice of one orange (approx 1/2 C)
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 3/4 C fat free vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 C pecans, chopped
  • Orange Glaze:
  • 1/4 C butter, softened
  • 2-3 C powdered sugar (depending on the thickness you desire)
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest (approx half an orange)
  • Juice of one orange (approx 1/2 C)
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Coat 2- 9×5 loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans with cooking spray.
  3. In large mixing bowl combine eggs and sugar; cream.
  4. Add oil, orange juice, orange zest, greek yogurt, vanilla; mix to combine.
  5. Add all dry ingredients, mix until 80% incorporated.
  6. Add pecans, mix just until combined.
  7. Don’t over mix.
  8. Divide batter between loaf pans.
  9. Bake mini loaf pans 25-30, full size 45-50 or until toothpick inserted in center removes clean.
  10. Cool 5 minutes in pans, remove to cooling rack.
  11. Orange glaze:
  12. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter, add 1 C powdered sugar; mix.
  13. Add orange zest and orange juice; mix until creamy.
  14. Add remaining powdered sugar 1/2 C at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  15. Drizzle on cooled loaves and enjoy!

*adapted from www.mountainmommacooks.com


Pumpkin Orange Pecan Loaf on www.cookingwithruthie.com

AND to inspire your Autumn Baking alittle bit more…

Pumpkin Pancakes with Caramel Syrup by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Pumpkin Pancakes with Caramel Syrup


Apple Pumkin Strudel Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies1

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie with Nutella Cream Cheese

Enjoy the Pumpkin Season with all of these yummyilicous recipes!

I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks so much for having me over to visit.. I’d love to have you stop by anytime over at my place.

Catch up with me at www.cookingwithruthie.com or on Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Happy Baking!

xoxo~ Ruthie

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Gallamore West

Hi, I’m Laurie and I blog at Gallamore West.  I’m a mom of four little boys and I blog about sweet recipes, fun crafts, and ways to make lasting memories with our kids.  I’m thrilled to be here at A Little Tipsy today while Michelle hangs out with her newest little adorable man!  I had been following Michelle in the online world for awhile, but we met in person at a blogging conference in Utah in the spring and she is a sweetheart, and a fellow member of the “Boy Mom” Club!  
I’m excited to share my recipe for Apple Cinnamon Muffins with you today because they are delicious and fairly healthy too.  They’re sweet enough to satisfy that darn sweet tooth of mine, but healthy enough to make me feel like I’m being a good mom when I make them for our boys for breakfast.


Apple Cinnamon Spice Muffins
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups all-purpose floor
1 1/2 cups peeled & diced Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare muffin tin with paper baking papers, or spray with nonstick spray.  Pour apple sauce, sugars, and melted butter into bowl of stand mixer to combine.  Add in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.  Slowly add in milk and vanilla.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.  Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir just until combined.  Fold in the peeled, diced apples.  Fill paper liners about 2/3 full.  In a small bowl, stir together the 1/4 cup white sugar & the cinnamon.  Sprinkle each muffin with cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove muffins from tin carefully and cool completely on a wire rack.   Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.  Enjoy!  


I’d love to have you stop by Gallamore West to see what else I’ve been up to.  Here are a few of my Fall Favorites…