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


Glitter Candle Gift Idea #MadeWithMichaels

Michaels sent me a gift card and a list of Pinterest inspired projects with a challenge to make my own holiday DIY project. I saw this glitter candle and knew it would translate in to a great gift idea for my little guy’s preschool teacher. I chose to do a winter spin on the glitter candle gift so she can keep it out through January and it will keep her classroom looking cute and smelling great!

Easy Glitter Candle Gift idea


  • Ashland Jar Candle
  • Recollections Glass Glitter
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Foam Brush
  • Paper Plate
  • Celebrate It Satin Ribbon (Pewter)
  • Wood Snowflake Ornament
  • Scissors

Glitter Candle Gift Supplies

Pour a good amount of glitter on to a paper plate and spread to cover the bottom. I love how this glass glitter is almost like tiny mosaic tiles and really shines!

Blue Glitter

Paint one side of the jar with a coat of mod podge. Roll that side in the glitter and let dry. Repeat for the other side. Tie a ribbon on to the neck of the jar, thread the ornament on to the ribbon and tie a bow to secure.

 Glitter Candle Gift Idea

We’ll be giving this glitter candle to his teacher with a note that says, “Being in your class is ‘snow’ much fun!”

You can join the party at your local Michaels store on November 15th from 1-4 p.m. to create your own top holiday Pinterest craft! It should be a lot of fun!

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 ┬ájust 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!

Serving Up Autumn with Tea Rose Home

Hello everyone! I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home where I share sewing, refashioning and craft projects. I am so happy for Michelle and her family for their new bundle of joy. I met Michelle in person a few years ago, and I really loved her warm down to earth manner. She is the type of person that when you meet her once you will consider her your friend. I am excited to share my autumn craft tutorial with you today.
I usually don’t like over-the-top seasonal decorations (except Christmas), but it is fun to have some items here and there to get the feel of the season.
I found a unique plastic plate at Hobby Lobby the other day. It is covered with burlap and get this… it was only $2.99. I had a light bulb moment and knew exactly what I wanted to create with this.

{You will need}
A few fall stems
glue gun
{How to}
1. Separate the small branches off the stems. I chose the ones in the picture, but you can choose something completely different and create your own look. Right now, fall stems are on sale for 40% off at most of the craft stores.

2. Start gluing them onto the plate. It is so much easier to create a perfect circle with a plate. All you need to do is to glue the stems along the inner edges of the plate.

3. Keep going until you connect the ends. Make sure that there is no glue showing. Add some branches to those spots to make it pretty.

The great thing about this Wreath on a Plate is, you can decorate in two ways.
I used a plate stand to prep the plate. Now, I can enjoy the small ‘Wreath’ on my buffet chest.

or, I can lay it flat and put candles and such to decorate the space.

I love versatility. :)
Thank you for having me here today, and I hope you enjoyed my post. Please come visit me and explore other sewing/craft posts such as these:
Dollar store find to a ring display case;

If you like sewing, you might like my She Carries flowers bag…