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 Homemade Turtle Cookies are delicious and easy!
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!
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.
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 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.
Stack in a clear treat bag and add a festive ribbon.
Gift just like that or pair with a bag of Dove Chocolates if you really want to stick to the two turtle dove theme!
For more fun and creative ideas like our donut snowman, come visit us over at A Little Tipsy!
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