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Chocolate Waffle Turtle Cookies

Chocolate Waffle Turtle Cookies

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  • Yield: about 48 cookies
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Bake 2 mins

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These cookies are made in a waffle iron, then are topped with a chocolate glaze and pecans to form a rich dessert. This recipe comes from the Triangle Ranch B&B in South Dakota.


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat waffle iron to medium-high (if temperature settings are available). In a large bowl, stir together melted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add flour; stir just until combined.
  2. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of batter into center of each waffle grid. Bake about 2 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary. Using a fork transfer cookies to rack; cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
  3. For glaze: In a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup butter and the water over low heat until melted. Add the 3 tablespoons cocoa and stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and the 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in additional hot water, if needed, to reach drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cookies along with caramel topping. Sprinkle with pecans, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

(Chocolate Waffle Turtle Cookies)

Fat, total (g) 5, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 30, Riboflavin (mg) 0, iron (mg) 1, vit. A (IU) 146, pro. (g) 1, carb. (g) 17, Potassium (mg) 34, cal. (kcal) 118, calcium (mg) 10, fiber (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sugar (g) 12, sodium (mg) 52, sat. fat (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 12, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 0

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