Mixed Nut Turtle Cookies

Kathy W


I got this recipe from a cookbook I saw in a used book store. They are easy to make. You can use any kind of nuts you like and could use milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet. When I shared one with a friend, she said, "Oh my goodness! These are delicious...you could sell them!"

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18 - 24 cookies
30 Min
15 Min


3/4 c
1/2 c
egg yolk
1 tsp
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 can(s)
mixed nuts (about 9-10 oz) i used peanuts, almonds, pecans and cashews
1 1/2 c
semisweet chocolate chips


1Cream together the butter and sugar until creamy.

2Add egg yolk and vanilla. Beat well.

3Add flour and stir just until blend.

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4Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls (Mine were a generous tablespoonful) 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (I used a silpat) Flatten with your fingers to a 2 inch circle.

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5Press nuts into the outside top edges.

6Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown. (My cookies took about 14 minutes)

7After taking the cookies from the oven, cool one minute, then remove to a rack and cool completely.

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8Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave. (Place chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time until melted) Spoon a heaping teaspoon onto the center of the cookie and spread out over the nuts a bit. (It the chocolate gets too stiff to work with, reheat.)

9Let set. (If you prefer, you can add 1-2 teaspoons of shortening to the chips while melting. It makes it easier to pour off of the spoon. It does take longer to set.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy