These Crumbl turtle cookies are inspired by the Turtle chocolate pecan caramel candy that we all love. It is made with a dark chocolate cookie base, rolled in finely chopped pecans then topped with delicious thick caramel, and some milk chocolate.
Love these cookies? I know you’ll also enjoy the Chilled CRUMBL Twix Cookies Copycat Recipe, Pecan pie twice baked sweet potatoes, Crumbl pecan pie cookies and even the Crumbl Dark Dream Cookies | Chocolate Chocolate chip Cookies.
Before the weekends, I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite Crumbl cookies, AKA the Turtle cookies. Made with a thick chocolate cookie that’s rolled in pecans, topped with caramel, and melted chocolate. As if that wasn’t enough, it is finished off with some chopped pecans to bring it all together.
This recipe uses a similar cookie base to the dark dream cookie I’ve shared before but takes up a notch with all the toppings and the nuts. Honestly, it tastes just like a turtle candy but a million times better if you ask me.
This is the best Crumbl turtle cookies ever!
Crumbl released these at the best time too. There is nothing better during Christmas than a good chewy chocolate cookie with just the right amount of caramel and pecans. I think this year Santa will be getting an upgrade when it comes to cookies!
Why you need to make this recipe!
- It’s a chocolate cookie, I mean come on!
- This recipe tastes just like the Turtle candies that we all love so much.
- With this recipe you will be able to save money AND have your favorite cookies anytime. No need ot wait for Crumbl to release them for months before getting to savour this treat.
- It is a fun recipe that you can make for the holidays or parties.
Ingredients for this Crumbl turtle cookie
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this chocolate pecan cookie recipe. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Butter- Use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe.
- Brown & granulated sugar– This recipe uses both brown and grnaulated sugar to get the texture just right.
- Egg– The egg is the binding agent. Make sure to use an egg at room temperautre.
- Vanilla extract– The vanilla extract helps bring out the chocolate flavor even more.
- Flour– You will need all purpose flour for this cookie recipe.
- Dutch processed cocoa powder– The dutch processed cocoa powder will give a nice chocolatey flavor.
- Baking soda– The baking soda will give you extra height to your cookies.
- Salt– The salt will balance out the sweetness of the cookies.
- Chocolate chips– Make sure to use good quality milk chocolate chips for these cookies.
- Pecans– Roughly chopped pecans are what you’ll need to both roll the sides of the cookies as well as top the cookies with at the end.
- Caramel sauce– The caramel sauce can either be homemade, follow this recipe for a delicious caramel sauce or get store bought thick caramel sauce. I would go with either dulce de leche or the carmel dip that is used for dipping apples.
How to make Crumbl Turtle cookies
This is how you can make these Crumbl copycats. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- cream the butter and sugars together.
- Add in the egg and vanilla extract until combined.
- Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until the flour mixture disappears.
- Scoop out 7 equally sized cookie dough balls, roll them between the palm of your hands then roll the sides in the roughly chopped pecans.
- Place the cookies on the baking sheet, gently press down to about 1 inch in thickness and bake in the oven.
- Let the cookies cool down completely on the baking sheet before topping them with a spoonful of caramel, then melted chocolate and some chopped pecans on top.
- Chill the cookies in the fridge for 30 minutes before enjoying.
Help! My cookies are raw in the middle.
Your cookies will naturally seem raw in the center when you pull them out of the oven. That is exactly why we let them cool down on the hot baking sheet for as much as well do.
That process will continue baking your cookies and will keep them super soft and chewy. Patience is a virtue when it comes to this chocolate cookie recipe.
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
HOW TO STORE CRUMBL Turtle cookies?
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. They are supposed to be eaten chilled so no need to let them get back to room temperature before enjoying them.
These cookies can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
HOW TO MAKE MINI CATERING SIZED CRUMBL turtle COOKIES?
Instead of making 7 cookies, it will make 14 smaller-sized cookies (so double the number of cookies for the same batch size.)
Meaning scoop out 7 equally sized cookie dough balls with a large cookie scooped and then split those in half, roll in the chopped pecans and then bake for 8-9minutes
Crumbl Turtle cookies
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The Best Chilled Crumbl Turtle cookies
- ½ cup butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 & ¼ cup flour
- ½ cup dutch processed cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup pecans finely chopped, extra for topping
- ⅓ cup semi sweet chocolate chips melted in the microwave in 30 second increments
- ⅓ cup caramel sauce* cold, read notes
Homemade caramel sauce (optional- read notes)
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon water
- a pinch of cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoon heavy cream
- Start by preheating the oven to 350F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aisde.
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until creamy.
- Mix in the egg, and vanilla extract until combined, then add in the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt and mix just until combined.
- Scoop out 7 equally sized cookie dough balls, roll the sides in the chopped pecans, place them on the baking sheet and gently flatten to about 1 inch in thickness.
- Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-11 minutes then let cool on the baking sheet for another 20 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
- Top each cookie with ½-1 tablespoon caramel sauce, spread it all around, then top with the melted chocolate, decorate with some chopped up pecan pieces and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
Homemade caramel (optional)
- Start by adding the sugar and the water, and the cream of tartar to a heavy bottomed saucepan and place over medium high heat.
- Cook until the sugar dissolves and starts to turn golden amber colored. Lift the saucepan and gently swirl to make sure that the caramel is evenly cooking. Sometimes, you might notice that the caramel is darkening faster in certain areas than others so that gentle swirl will help with that.
- Turn the heat off and add in the butter and the heavy cream immediately. Stir using a wooden spoon to get everything well incorporated.
- If the caramel looks clumpy, place the saucepan back on the stove on medium heat and stir until it is smooth. Cool down then chill in the fridge to thicken before using it in these cookies.
HOW TO STORE CRUMBL Turtle cookies?These cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. They are supposed to be eaten chilled so no need to let them get back to room temperature before enjoying them. These cookies can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
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