Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies Recipe

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies Recipe

Emma Braman, Staff Writer

With the holiday season upon us, baking becomes a big deal! What kind of baked goods do I make for Christmas? New Years? My grandmother has always made delicious meals and deserts over my lifetime, but one of my favorites has to be her cookies. So, I present Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies from the kitchen of my grandmother!


For the crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened

For the caramel layer:

  • ⅔ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine crust ingredients. Mix at medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pat firmly into an ungreased 13x9x2 pan. Sprinkle pecans evenly over the crust.
  4. Prepare caramel layer; pour evenly over pecans and crust. 
  5. Bake near the center of the oven for 18-22 minutes or until bubbly.
  6. Remove from over. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow to melt slightly (2-3 minutes). Swirl chips as they melt. 
  7. Cool completely and serve!

Caramel Layer Instructions:

In a 1 quart saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the entire surface of the mixture begins to boil. Boil ½ – 1 minute stirring constantly. 

Servings: 3-4 dozen