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Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

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Soft and chewy turtle thumbprint cookies with a melty chocolate and caramel pecan-topped center.


  • 1 cup +2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • about 30 Rolo candies, unwrapped
  • about 30 whole pecans
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Mix in cocoa powder and milk.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Roll dough into small balls (about 1 1/2-2 inches wide) and place on prepared baking sheet. Use your thumb to press down in the centers of the balls to make an indent.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until cookies look dry and start to crack a bit around the top. (I prefer to under cook mine a little bit so they stay very soft and chewy) Gently press down the centers again. Immediately place a Rolo in the center of each cookie. Return pan to oven for about 1 minute. Remove from oven and immediately place a pecan on the top of each Rolo and press down firmly so the melty Rolo squishes out around the pecan.
  • Serve immediately or allow to cool completely and store at room temperature in airtight container up to 3-4 days.
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