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Turtle Bonbon Cookies

Buckle up, because today’s 12 Days of Cookies recipe contains all the good stuff: chocolate, peanut butter, caramel and pecans. In Day 5 of our annual sweet treat series, Elizabeth visits the home of our TCL Kitchen Star and food/parenting blogger Alice Seuffert to do what’s she’s always dreamed of doing: sit around and eat bon bons. But first, Alice shows us how to make these Turtle Bon Bon cookies that are jam packed with decadence, just in time for the holidays.

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Turtle Bonbon Cookies
Alice Seuffert


½ cup Land O’Lakes Butter (Salted, softened)
¾ cup Brown Sugar
¼ cup Sweet Cocoa
¼ cup Granulated Sugar, plus ½ cup for rolling
2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Extract
½ cup Peanut Butter
1 egg
1 ¾ cups Flour
¾ tsp Baking Soda
1 cup chopped pecans, plus ¼ cup for garnish
1/2 cup caramel bits
1 cup 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
Garnish: 10 ounces melted dark chocolate


Preheat oven to 375.

In a stand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar, cocoa and granulated sugar. Mix until creamy and then add vanilla and peanut butter. Once combined add egg.

In a bowl combine flour and baking soda and gradually add to chocolate peanut butter mixture. Add pecans, caramel bits and chocolate chips.

Form into balls and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Do not press down, keep in ball form.

Bake for 8 minutes.

Once cooled, dip cookie tops in melted dark chocolate, sprinkle with pecans and cool.

Makes 3 dozen.