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Homemade Turtle Cookies::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas


Hello everyone! It’s Michelle from A Little Tipsy and I am excited to be here to share with you my gift idea for two turtle doves. The second I saw the word turtle I knew what I wanted to do. Turtle to me equals the candy complete with pecans, chocolate and ooey gooey caramel. I took that idea and combined it with my favorite cookie recipe to create turtle cookies. These┬áHomemade Turtle Cookies are delicious and easy!

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 guests or a cookie exchange on a busy week. This shortcut just gives you time to make them special with drizzed chocolate and a delicious caramel center!

Caramel Filled Turtle Cookie

Ok, 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 for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between, until smooth. Drizzle 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

Stack in a clear treat bag and add a festive ribbon.

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

Gift just like that or pair with a bag of Dove Chocolates if you really want to stick to the two turtle dove theme!

Two Turtle Doves Gift Idea

For more fun and creative ideas like our donut snowman, come visit us over at A Little Tipsy!

snowman snowman

Find more 12 Days of Christmas Ideas here.


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  1. I’m dying just at the picture yes, I did what to lick it. I will make it to bad I can’t print it my laptop is getting fixed. My Mother will love this, we aren’t celebrating this year, but I can make it. My brother passed away October 13,2014 it’s too much for my mother and me. I’m not that crafty I start and never finish I do love to cook.Thanks for the recipe

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