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Turtle Oatmeal Cookies

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Turtle Oatmeal Cookies are chock full of chocolate, caramel, and pecans! They are simple to make and taste AMAZING!

We love taking a classic cookie recipe and kicking it up a notch! Here are few more of our favorite cookie recipes with delicious flavor twists- Ginger Cookies with Lemon Glaze, Maple Sugar Cookies, and Coconut Macaroons.

a stack of turtle oatmeal cookies on a counter

The Perfect Cookie

I’ve always found oatmeal raisin cookies to be the most irritating raisin-containing dessert. Mostly because they’re so deceiving! Even up close, sometimes you can’t tell if it’s oatmeal raisin or oatmeal chocolate chip. And since I’m always looking for a cookie to put in my mouth, I’ve been duped too many times into believing I’ve got a chocolate chipper, when it’s really a raisin cookie instead.

Luckily for all the anti-raisin cookie lovers out there – there is no mistaking these turtle oatmeal cookies for their raisin relatives! You can actually see the chocolate, caramel, and pecans. And you’ll thank me for this recipe before you finish your first bite. It is that good.

looking down on a bowl filled with cookie dough, chocolate, caramel and pecans

How to Make Turtle Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are not only delicious, they couldn’t be any easier to make! Here is how –

  1. In a stand mixer, beat together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Beat until combined.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until combined and scraping down the sides.
  4. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, using a wooden spoon to mix in the rest.
  5. Stir in the oats, rolos, chocolate chips, and pecans.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes, until edges are golden.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack.

How good do these look???

turtle chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

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a stack of turtle oatmeal cookies on a counter
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Turtle Oatmeal Cookies

Turtle Oatmeal Cookies are chock full of chocolate, caramel, and pecans! They are simple to make and taste AMAZING!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less, caramel, chocolate, cookies, nuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. rolos unwrapped and halved
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer, beat together the butter, the brown sugar, and the granulated sugar for about 30 seconds. Add baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Beat until combined.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until combined and scraping down the sides.
  3. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, using a wooden spoon to mix in the rest.
  4. Stir in the oats, rolos, chocolate chips, and pecans.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes, until edges are golden. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Turtle Oatmeal Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 180
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ENJOY!

a stack of turtle oatmeal cookies next to a glass of milk

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ashton is a stay-at-home mom, amateur baker, and full time blogger from Something Swanky. She was a Somewhat Simple Creative Team member in 2012.

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