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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
Keyword 3 Ingredient Christmas Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Chelsea
Cost $4.28


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven according to cookie package directions. Bake cookies on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets according to package directions.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Spoon the melted chocolate in a drizzle over each cookie.
  • Allow to set up at room temperature.
  • Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.



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