Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap: Turtle Cookie Balls & Chocolate Crinkles

Cookie Recipe SwapEvery Tuesday now through Christmas you will be able to see the Mavens of Money’s favorite cookies recipes. Ranging from long held family traditions to brand new recipes to old time favorites they will be given each Tuesday in hopes that you will try a few and love them too!

And the best part?! You can participate as well! Simply post your recipes at the bottom of this post and share with other readers your favorite cookies, bars, or treat recipes! At the end of the four weeks I will showcase a few of YOUR recipes in their own post!

Chocolate CrinklesChocolate Crinkles
by Leandrea at Coupons Are Great

  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1 2/3 cups Granuated Sugar
  • 2tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/3 cup milk


  1. Cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs, then chocolate.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients. Mix into shortening mixture alternately with milk.
  3. Chill dough for 3 hours.
  4. Form 1 inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes


Turtle Cookie Balls
by Brett at Mama Loves Her Bargains

  • 70 Nilla wafers
  • 3 tablespoons butterscotch ice cream topping
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 packages of Baker’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Squares (8 squares total)


  1. Crush the Nilla wafers into fine crumbs (GREAT for kids!!)
  2. Mix in cream cheese and butterscotch topping. (Soften cream cheese first. Trust me)
  3. Use a cookie scoop and form into small balls. (Good for kids)
  4. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes
  5. Melt chocolate in microwave.
  6. Dip the balls into chocolate and place on parchment or waxed paper. Sprinkle with chopped pecans before the chocolate dries.
  7. Refrigerate and serve! Delicious!!

* Note – I think for more turtle flavor these would be great with crushed up heath bars added to the cookie ball.
*** For easier dipping take a plastic fork and remove the 2 middle tines. Place the balls in the chocolate and roll to coat. Remove using the modified fork and place on waxed paper,

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6 comments… add one
  • Thank you for sharing these great recipes!
  • The turtle cookie balls made my mouth water! They sound wonderful, thanks for the recipe.
  • Those both look amazing. I tend to only make one sweet over and over.
  • Magic Cookie Bars: 1 c graham cracker crumbs 1/4 c butter melted 1 c chocolate or butterscotch morsels 1 c chopped walnuts 1 c shredded coconut 1 can sweetened condensed milk Melt butter in a 9x9 pan. Press graham cracker crumbs into pan. Layer: walnuts, chocolate, and coconut. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. (Wait until completely cooled to cut!)
  • Pooh these sound good! I am going to have a lot of new cookies to try this year!!
  • I saw your tweet about Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap and I saw the recipe Turtle Cookie Balls! I am going to make this. Thanks for the recipe!

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