Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies

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From the kitchen of Kelly, Stacey, & Scott Carpency

This recipe has been on northpole.com from the beginning… since 1996! We hope you enjoy this classic North Pole recipe. Let us know your opinion by submitting a review!

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
18-22 minutes
3 Dozen
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup pecan pieces
2/3 cups butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In large mixer bowl combine flour, brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed and particles are fine (2 to 3 minutes).

  3. Press on bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

  4. Sprinkle pecans evenly over unbaked crust.

  5. In 1 quart sauce pan, combine 2/3 cup butter & brown sugar.

  6. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until entire surface begins to boil.

  7. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  8. Pour over pecans & crust.

  9. Bake 18-22 minutes or until entire caramel layer is bubbly.

  10. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips; allow to melt slightly (2-3 minutes)

  11. Swirl chips with a butter knife leaving some whole for a marbled effect.

  12. Cool completely; cut into bars.


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zsazsa520 says:

Awesome cookies! I made this recipe for a Christmas cookie swap last year and they were the hit of the party! I have received requests to bring them again to this year's "swap". I need 8 1/2 dozen. They are very easy to make. Just hope I can avoid eating some before I get to the Cookie swap.

12/4/2018 2:22:00 PM

grace123 says:

this is a verey delious cookie

12/16/2013 4:48:55 PM

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