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Shortbread Turtles

Shortbread Turtles

Purchased shortbread cookies are topped with pecans, caramel and chocolate!

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time



1 cup caramel bits  

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half


30 (1 1/2-inch square) purchased shortbread cookies

30 pecan halves


4 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating (almond bark)


 *Substitute 25 unwrapped caramels.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all caramel ingredients in bowl; microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, 1-2 minutes or until melted and smooth.

  2. STEP 2

    Place cookies onto waxed paper. Place 1 teaspoon caramel mixture in center of each cookie. Immediately press 1 pecan half into caramel.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt candy coating according to microwave package directions. Drizzle 1 teaspoon melted chocolate over pecan. Let stand until drizzle is set.

Tip #1

- Reheat caramel mixture by microwaving 15-20 seconds if it becomes too firm while topping cookies.

Tip #2

- Various sizes of shortbread cookies are sold. Sizes between 1 1/2- to 2 1/2-inch diameter can be used.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

150 Calories
8 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
105 Sodium (mg)
19 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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