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Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies

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chocolate chip turtle cookies

My husband works from home. He’s been doing it since Jordan was about 18 months old, so she’s never known anything different. In fact, she doesn’t quite understand the whole “going to work” thing. It’s kind of funny when she talks about how her friends’ dads are gone all day and have to work (since, obviously, my husband is home which means he’s not working).

{Can’t wait to see where that work idea gets us in about 12 years.}

Anyway, so Mel is home, locked up in his office all day. Most of his day is spent on conference calls with his clients or coworkers (which are spread out all over California and the country). All of his coworkers also work from home offices, so once in awhile they have to do video calls.

Those days are funny. Often, he forgets he has to be on a video call, so as I’m showering he rushes into the bathroom to change his shirt to one with a collar and I have to hand him his razor and the shaving cream so he can shave his 6-day old beard (the one he hasn’t shaved since the last video call).

Then he heads back to his office and shuts the dog and cat in the hallway, hoping WWIII doesn’t begin while he’s talking to his boss.

All in a polo and workout shorts. Or sweat pants, if its winter. And slippers.

I really, really wish I could see what all the people are wearing on their calls. You know they are all clean shaven, hair brushed, the women have their make-up on. There are polo shirts, button-down shirts, and ties.

And then below the desks? Bunny slippers and flip-flops? Slips and boxers?

One of these days they should just all count to three and stand up.

Or maybe not?

So, if you’re lucky enough to have your husband working at home during the day, he can probably take five minutes out of his lunch break to make these cookies for you for Mother’s Day.

Because, seriously, that’s all the time it takes.

Chocolate chip cookies, melted chocolate, pecans, and melted caramel. That’s all you need to make these little bites of wonderful.

And to make it even easier? You can start with a refrigerator cookie. Or even your favorite bag of Chips Ahoy!

Top with melted chocolate. Top with melted caramel. Top with a pecan and chocolate drizzle.


Then he can go back to his office, sweats, apron, and all.

(Recipe from Nabisco Sweet Treats Magazine)
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Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies


  • 3 squares semi-sweet chocolate — , divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 chocolate chip cookies — , baked and cooled (from your favorite recipe, a tube, or even a package of Chips Ahoy!)
  • 6 caramels
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 12 pecan halves


  1. Melt two chocolate squares and butter in a microwaveable bowl about 1 minute until chocolate is melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread onto the cookies and let harden.
  2. Microwave the caramels and milk in a small bowl for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Melt remaining chocolate square in a separate bowl.
  3. Spread caramel onto centers of cookies and top with nuts. Drizzle remaining chocolate over the pecan and let cookies harden before serving.

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  1. These look SO delicious! I am for sure going to make these with my kiddos! Would love for you to link these up with Try a New Recipe Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Many blessings, Lisa

  2. Haha, I think the stand up idea might be scarring.:) Those cookies look fabulous. I’m LOVE turtle anything.

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  4. My blood sugar spikes just READING your recipes … love what you do, girl!! Thanks for sharing these at the {what’s shakin’ link party}!!

  5. Simple yet genius ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Yum, yum, yum! These look absolutely delicious! I will definitely be trying these out soon! xx

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