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Easy Turtle Cookies

Only three ingredients to have all of the flavors you know and love from classic turtle candies! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) refrigerated (ready to bake) chocolate-chip cookie dough*
  • 1 package (4.7 ounces) turtles candies (I used DeMet's Original Turtles found at Smiths/Kroger)
  • 1/2 cup milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon shortening

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven according to cookie package directions. Bake cookies on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets according to package directions.

  2. Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes and then press a turtle candy into the center of each cookie. Let cool 3 minutes and then remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. (Cool completely, about 30 minutes.)

  3. Once cooled, place the chocolate chips (and shortening if desired; makes it a little easier to drizzle) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

  4. Spoon the melted chocolate in a drizzle over each cookie.

  5. Allow to set up at room temperature.

  6. Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.

Recipe Notes

*Not a fan of store-bought cookies? You can use this recipe to make a homemade cookie dough