pumpkin turtle cookies
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Pumpkin Turtle Cookies

Your favorite chocolate candy dressed up into a pumpkin cookie for the holidays. Pumpkin Turtle Cookies are soft and gooey with a nutty pecan crunch. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, easy cookies, easy thanksgiving dessert, pumpkin cookies, stuffed cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Julie Clark


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 36 Rolo chocolate candies unwrapped
  • 36 pecan halves


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium size bowl, cream together the sugars and butter. Add the pumpkin and mix well. Add in all of the spices, then the flour. Mix well.
  • Use a mini cookie scoop to place a ball of cookie dough into mini muffin pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. You should get about 36 cookies.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes. The cookie dough will be puffy and soft to the touch. Turn off the oven, remove the cookies and immediately press a Rolo in the center of each cookie.
  • Return the pan to the oven for just 1 minute.
  • Remove the pan once again and press a pecan half into the soft chocolate.
  • Allow the cookies to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.



Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg