Think of our Turtle Cheesecake Cookies as a cookie version of those beloved chocolate turtle candies. These soft cream cheese cookies are filled with caramel and pecans and drizzled with chocolate just like the original. They are the perfect addition to any holiday cookie tray. But watch out, they go fast!
In October, I decided to sign up for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap which benefits COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. And a big thank you goes out to the fantastic sponsors that matched our donations- OXO, Dixie Crystals, California Olive Ranch and Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle.
The GREAT FOOD BLOGGER COOKIE SWAP brings together food bloggers from all over the world to celebrate holiday goodies and donate to an important cause. We had to bake 3 dozen cookies and send 1 dozen to 3 different bloggers. In turn, we would receive 3 dozen from other bloggers. And I will tell you, every one of the cookies I received were out of this world! See for yourself and be sure to check out their super delicious blogs too! Thanks again to Heather, Meseidy and Wendy for the super treats!
Now you are probably wondering what cookies I sent to my bloggers. Well, I had plenty of favorites but it couldn’t be one that I had posted before so it was time to come up with something delicious and new. I had been wanting to try the new filled chocolate chips called DelightFulls by Nestle Toll House so that seemed like as good a place to start as any.
Umm, I know – Turtle Cookies! Don’t you just love those chocolaty turtle candies filled with caramel and pecans and covered with chocolate? I do, just don’t put the whole box in front of me please, they are so hard to resist! Now, how to make it into a cookie instead of a candy – I know, my second love, cheesecake! Make a nice vanilla flavored cookie dough but replace some of the butter with cream cheese and then, to get that stretchy caramel, drizzle the tops of the cookie with extra caramel and, of course, more chocolate.
The consensus from my recipients was delicioso! Yay! And my husband’s co-workers gave them a high five and thumbs up too! Hope they make your holiday season sweeter!
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On the 6th Day of Christmas this Cookin’ Mama sent to you .. 6 Turtle Cheesecake Cookies, 5 Key Lime Truffles, 4 Vanilla Almond K Cookies, 3 Cookies and Cream Cookies, 2 Creme Brulee Cookies and a Chocolate Peppermint Drop.