Receive delicious quick and easy recipes

There is no custom code to display.

OATMEAL TURTLE COOKIES

OATMEAL TURTLE COOKIES

Are you looking for a fantastic Oatmeal Cookie?  If so, I am excited you have landed on these amazing Oatmeal Turtle Cookies.  They are soft chewy and loaded with gooey turtles. How To Make The Most Outstanding Oatmeal Turtle Cookies

How To Make The Most Outstanding Oatmeal Turtle Cookies

These oatmeal turtle cookies were inspired by one of my favorite candies, turtles.  You can often find me exploring the candy aisle for new products.  I am always looking for something special to use when baking.  It is no secret I love candy especially anything made with chocolate caramel and pecans.  Imagine 50-year-old women doing a “Happy Dance” over a bag of mini Turtles in the middle of Walmart.  For a moment I simply forgot where I was.  After thinking about it, it did not bother me.  After all, I was in Walmart and you know we have both seen much worse.  I have always loved gooey, chewy turtles with caramel and chocolate and my favorite nut, pecans.  I simply got excited.  Can you relate?

I want to stop here to let you know this is not a paid post.   Turtles and oatmeal cookies are my favorite things.  So, I was thrilled how these Oatmeal Turtle cookies came out. 

I love making oatmeal cookies loaded with all sorts of things including:

I knew these mini turtles would be terrific in Oatmeal Turtle cookies and could not wait to give them a try.  

A few years ago, I received Susan Mallory’s cookbook called Fool’s Gold.  I fell in love with this cookbook and had to try her Oatmeal Cookies.  They turned out to be one of the best oatmeal cookies I had ever had.  They were so soft on the inside but had a slight crunch on the outside.  These cookies were also chewy crunchy and delicious.  Since reviewing Fool’s Gold Cookbook, I have used Susan Mallory’s basic Oatmeal cookie recipe to make all the above oatmeal cookies including these Oatmeal Turtle Cookies. 

How To Make The Most Outstanding Oatmeal Turtle Cookies

Baking Cookie Tips

  • Use butter and eggs at room temperature.  You should be able to leave a finger print easily in the butter.

  • Whip the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy.

  • Do not over mix the flour!

  • Mix in the dry ingredients just until you do not see any dry ingredients, and everything is incorporated.

  • Use parchment paper – I love parchment paper when baking.  Once you remove the cookies from the oven, just slide the parchment paper off the baking sheet with the cookies still on it.  This will allow them to cool.

  • Refrigerate the cookie dough at least 20 minutes before baking. 

  • Use an ice cream scoop when scooping out your cookies.  This way they will all be the same size and will bake evenly.

  • Freezing Cookie Dough – Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  You can put the cookies closer together on the baking sheet when freezing them than when you are baking them.  If you scoop the cookie dough out first and then freeze it, you do not have a problem with the dough being as hard as a rock and you cannot scoop it out of a container.  After scooping out the cookie dough, place the baking pan in the freezer until the cookies are frozen.  Place frozen cookies into large freezer zip lock bags and store in the freezer.  This helps the cookies when baking.  The cookies do not spread out so much.  Also, you will have cookies on hand in case of an emergency.

  • Do not over cook your cookies.  Once you remove the cookies from the oven, they will continue to bake.

5.0 from 2 reviews
How To Make The Most Outstanding Oatmeal Turtle Cookies
Author: 
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • And, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Plus, 1 - ¼ cups rolled oats (traditional or old fashioned oats) not quick-cooking
  • 1 five ounce bag Turtle Minis, unwrapped turtles
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high-speed, cream the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
  4. Mix in dry ingredients; just until blended.
  5. Fold in oats, turtles, and pecans.
  6. CHILL THE DOUGH for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  7. Drop cookies using a large ice cream scoop onto the baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake 18 minutes until the edges are golden but still wet looking in the middle.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

 

OLD FASHIONED SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE

Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles Stuffed #cookies

 

CELEBRATE FALL WITH THESE FALL CUT OUT COOKIES WITH MAPLE ICING

Pumpkin Cut Out #Cookies

 

Fall Cut Out #Cookies with Maple Icing

 

HOW TO MAKE FLAVORFUL CRUNCHY GINGERSNAP COOKIES

Ginger Snap #Cookies

 

HOW TO MAKE EASY DEVIL’S FOOD STUFFED COOKIESdevils-food-stuffed-cookies-with-cake-mix

devil's food cake mix #cookies

 

SUPER SOFT GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES 

ginger molasses #cookies

 

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Double Chocolate Chip #Cookies

 

M & M Mega Cookies by Chef Caleb

M & M Mega #Cookies

 

white chocolate cookie

 

Oatmeal Toffee #Cookies

 

NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES – Gooseberry

gooseberry-oatmeal-11

 

Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee #Cookies

 

Cut-Out Butter Cookies – Christmas

dsc_0096-2

 

HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL STUFFED SNICKERDOODLEScaramel-stuffed-snickerdoodles-6

 

Strawberry White Chocolate Cake Mix #Cookies

 

Resurrection #Cookies

 

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST OATMEAL TOFFEE COOKIES

best-oatmeal-toffee-cookies-

 

CARAMEL APPLE CIDER COOKIES

pumpkin-pie-apple-crisp3

 

CARAMEL APPLE PIE COOKIES

caramel-apple-pie-cookies-14

 

FREEZE COOKIE DOUGH TO HAVE AVAILABLE ANYTIME – Best Way!

Freezing cookie dough

Baking Cookie Tips

  • Use butter and eggs at room temperature.  You should be able to leave a finger print easily in the butter.

  • Whip the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy.

  • Do not over mix the flour!

  • Mix in the dry ingredients just until you do not any powder and everything is incorporated.

  • Use parchment paper – I love parchment paper when baking.  Once you remove the cookies from the oven, just slide the parchment paper off the baking sheet.  This will allow them to cool.

  • Use an ice cream scoop when scooping out your cookies.  This way they will all be the same size and will bake evenly.

  • Freezing Cookie Dough – Scoop them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  You can put the cookies closer together on the baking sheet when freezing them than when you are baking them.  If you scoop the cookie dough out first and then freeze it, you do not have a problem with the dough being as hard as a rock and you cannot scoop it out of a container.  After scooping out the cookie dough, place the baking pan in the freezer until they are frozen.  Place frozen cookies into large freezer zip lock bags and store in the freezer.  When frozen, they do not spread out as much.

  • Do not over cook your cookies.  Once you remove the cookies from the oven, they will continue to bake.

Are you planning a vacation?

Be sure to visit my travel blog, Our American Travels.

Disney World Resort Tips & Reviews

Best Things To Do Branson, MO

Maine Vacation – 9 Ideas – Best of Maine

The Best Of Orange Beach, Alabama

Subscribe To Newsletter

Front_design

Recieve 50 Easy Salads & Sandwich recipes FREE.

Powered by ConvertKit

4 Responses to OATMEAL TURTLE COOKIES

  1. Hey Diane,

    I just came across your blog and found you have so many interesting recipes!

    I have made many kinds of oatmeal cookies but certainly not turtle-style 🙂 Will be making these oatmeal turtle cookies very soon. Thanks for the share Diane!

    Katy

Leave a reply

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge

This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 0 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 0)

CONNECT!

Connect with us via email or social media or check out some other great sites that we love!

SEND ME A MESSAGE!

Checking...

Ouch! There was a server error.
Retry »

Sending message...

MENU