minerva dairy recipe


Turtle Cookies

Your favorite candy gets an upgrade when baked into this classic cookie recipe. Melted caramel and creamy chocolate are a match made in heaven!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup Minerva Dairy Amish Butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated, plus 1 additional egg white
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • Caramel Filling:
  • 14 soft caramel candies
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp. shortening


1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa and salt. Set aside, beat together butter and sugar for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, milk and vanilla. Mix until incorporated. Add flour mixture. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

2. Whisk egg white in a bowl until frothy. Roll cookie dough into one inch balls. Dip the cookie balls into the egg white and roll in the chopped pecans until outside is coated. Place the balls two inches apart on the cookie sheet. With a teaspoon make a small indentation in each ball.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes or until set. While the cookies are baking, prepare the caramel filling.

4. Melt the caramel and heavy cream in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds until melted.

5. Once the cookies are baked, make the indentation again and using a teaspoon fill each indentation with the caramel.

6. Melt the chocolate and shortening in the microwave, and scoop into a ziplock bag. Barely snip the corner of the bag and drizzle over the cookies.

Prep Time:


8 servings

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