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Dessert Recipes

Salted Turtle Cookies

Sweet, salty and absolutely delicious — dulce de leche and dark chocolate make the perfect pair top our crisp buttery cookies finished with sea salt.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

40 minutes

Total Time:

2 hours, 5 minutes


  • ½ cup butter, at room temp.
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract 
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dulce de leche, at room temp. 
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. On medium speed, beat butter and confectioners’ sugar until smooth, about 1 min. On low, beat in flour, vanilla and salt until dough comes together, 1-2 min. Roll dough into 2”-wide log; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until firm, at least 1 hr. 
  2. Unwrap log; transfer cutting board. Cut into⅛”-thick slices. Transfer to baking sheets, placing 2” apart.  Bake until lightly golden along edges, 10-12 min., topping with 1 tsp. dulce de leche in center of each cookie for last 4 min. of baking time. Cool at least 30 min. Spoon ½ tsp. of dark chocolate on top of centers of each cookie. Sprinkle with salt. 
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