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A cookie sheet full of chocolate chip cookies covered in pecans, melted chocolate and caramel drizzle

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 48 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


  • (1) 24 count Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (it’s the rectangle pkg, not the roll) 
  • 2 cups chopped pecans – chopped very very small*
  • 2 cups melted Nestle milk chocolate chips
  • 48 whole pecans
  • (1)  11oz bag caramels, plastic removed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut apart all 24 squares of cookie dough then cut each square in half again. Roll all 48 pieces of cookie dough into round balls.
  3. *Chop the pecans very small with a knife or pulse a few times in a food processor. Be careful not to turn the pecans into dust with the food processor, you want some small pieces to remain.
  4. Roll the cookie dough balls in the pecan crumbles. You may need to press gently to get the nuts to stick.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 10 – 12 minutes. When the cookies come out of the oven use the back of a small spoon to make a divot in the center of the cookies.
  6. While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate and the caramel. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in increments of 30 seconds, stirring after every 30 seconds. Do not overcook, chocolate burns easily. In a separate bowl add the caramels and the heavy cream. Melt in the microwave for about 2 minutes, string after one minute.
  7. After you have made the divots in all of the cookies, spoon a small dollop of chocolate into the center and place one whole pecan on top of the chocolate. Then drizzle with the melted caramel.

Keywords: Christmas cookies, chocolate, caramel, pecans, semi-homemade