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Turtle Thumbprint

These Turtle Thumbprint Cookies are a delicious melt in your mouth cookie combining the flavors of almond, pecan, caramel and chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thumbprint cookies, Turtle Thumbprint
Servings: 24
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke


Thumbprint Cookie

  • 1 cup (226g) salted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup caramel topping
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


Thumbprint Cookie

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar until smooth, 1-2 minutes.  Mix in almond extract, flour, and egg yolk until dough comes together. 
  • Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Using a spoon, (I used a teaspoon) make a small impression in the center of each ball.
  • Bake for 14-18 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned.  
  • Cool completely before filling.


  • Once the cookies have cooled, fill each impression with caramel sauce, and top with pecans.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate chips.  Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of each cookie. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in a plastic bag in the microwave. Just be sure to massage it between heating cycles to make sure it heats evenly.


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The video doesn't show the egg yolk being added, my apologies! Please follow the written recipe. 


Calories: 104kcal