Start out by creaming 2 sticks of butter with some sugar and brown sugar. Add in some vanilla and a couple of eggs and beat until well combined.
Dump in some flour, corn starch, salt, and baking soda and then wrap your mixer with plastic wrap. This will prevent you from having a mess when you turn your mixer on.
Now for the mix-ins. Turtles are usually milk chocolate so I used some milk chocolate chunks but I also wanted some semi-sweet chocolate chips so I did half and half. Then I chopped up some pecans and poured in a generous amount of caramel bits. If you don't have the bits you can cut up some caramels instead. Turn on your mixer until they are all mixed in.
Use your cookie scoop to put dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I froze some dough at this point for those days when I want a freshly baked cookie but don't want the time or mess of baking from scratch.
Look at all of those delicious mix-ins!
These cookies are definitely best a little bit warm. They are delicious either way but the caramel bits are softer when they are warm. You can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them back up.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup milk chocolate chunks
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 1 cup caramel bits
- Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
- Then pour in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined.
- Mix in chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, pecans, and caramel bits.
- Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes then let cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to cooling rack.