Turtle Sugar Cookie Bites

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Making homemade sugar cookies is so fun this time of year but have you ever thought to take the sugar cookie dough and turn it into something else?

These turtle sugar cookie bites are out of this world! Let me show you how easy they are to make. They are perfect to take to your holiday party, share with co-workers, make as teacher gifts, share in the cookie exchange, or make them just because. Make sure you check out all of our easy Christmas cookies while you’re here!


mini sugar cookie turtle bites (1)

Ingredients for Sugar Turtle Cookies:

  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Supplies Needed for Making Turtle Cookies:

  • 1 medium mixing bowl, microwave safe
  • 1 small mixing bowl, microwave safe
  • ziplock bag
  • spoon


Gather up your supplies.

betty crocker sugar cookie mix

In a medium size mixing bowl, mix the softened butter, egg and contents of the sugar cookie mix.

This is going to make a soft dough mixture. If you feel like it is just not mixing well, keep going. It should look like this when well combined.

soft sugar cookie dough

Line the mini cupcake pan with mini cupcake liners.

Use a melon baller, if you have one, and scoop a spoonful of dough into each cup.

Bake them in a 350° oven for 9-12 minutes.

sugar cookie balls

When the cookie bites come out of the oven, immediately take the end of a wooden spoon and press and indention into each cookie bite.

Let them cool 100%.

use a wooden spoon handle to make an indention in the cookies

While they are cooling grab another medium size bowl.

Add the 36 ROLO® caramels and the milk. Put the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds on high to melt them.

Stir the melting caramels and milk until smooth like the picture below.

mix rolos candy with milk and melt in the microwave

Once the cookie cups are cooled, spoon some of the melted ROLO® caramels into the well you’ve created within each cookie bite.

drizzle the melted rolos candy over the sugar cookie bites

Next, take the chocolate chips and melt them in the small microwave safe bowl. They should melt on high after 30 seconds. Once melted stir.

Place this melted chocolate into a ziplock bag. Cut one of the corners off of the bag to make a homemade piping bag.

Slowly drizzle this onto each cookie bite over the melted ROLO® caramels.

chocolate chip melted drizzle

Place one pecan half in the middle of each cookie cup. Sprinkle the cookie cups with the sea salt (or Kosher salt).

how to make sugar cookie turtle bites

And there you have it. These treats are so easy to make and simply delicious.

If you like these you will love these Gingerbread Turtle Cookies my husband made. Yum!

turtle sugar cookie bites using betty crocker mix

How are you spreading holiday cheer this Christmas season?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker™ and Hershey’s® . The opinions and text are all mine.



Turtle Sugar Cookie Bites

Turtle Sugar Cookie Bites

These turtle sugar cookie bites are a perfect dessert!


  • 1 (1 lb 1.5 oz) pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 36 ROLO® caramels in milk chocolate (from 12 oz bag) unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s™ special dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 36 small pecan halves


  1. In a bowl combine the butter, egg, and sugar cookie mix.
  2. Line the cupcake pans with cupcake liners and scoop some cookie mixture into each liner.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.
  4. Once done baking, use the end of the wooden spoon to push the center of each cookie liner in. Cool completely.
  5. While cooling, melt the rolos and the milk in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir to make sure it is smooth.
  6. Spoon the mixture into each hollow cookie cup.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and stir to smooth.
  8. Put the melted chocolate into a ziploc bag, cut the tip and drizzle each cookie cup.
  9. Top with one pecan each and sprinkle with sea salt.


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