Turtle Stuffed Shortbread

turtle stuffed shortbread

I know I’ve already shared these – kind of – but I think they’re worth delving into a little deeper. Because when you think of it, they really are the most perfect Christmas cookie. And they require no icing or sprinkles – all the decorating is on the inside.

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My friend (ironically, a decorator) Karl came up with the idea to wrap shortbread dough around Turtles and bake them – it was his (unintentional) gift to me; a perfect Christmas package. I’ve since schemed what else could be wrapped in shortbread dough and baked – anything you might find in your stocking, really. But wrapping something else means you’re not wrapping Turtles, which would be a shame. They truly are little bundles of comfort and joy.

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And who doesn’t love a surprise inside?

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Turtle Stuffed Shortbread



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14 comments on “Turtle Stuffed Shortbread

  1. Kira
    December 18, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I made these for a bake sale yesterday and they were the first to sell! These are a new Christmas cookie at our house. Delicious!

  2. Jules @ WolfItDown
    December 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm


  3. stephanie
    December 19, 2014 at 10:42 am

    These. Are. Life. Changing. LOVE!!!! Thank you.

  4. Dee
    December 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Hi! I was wondering what the texture of this cookie is like.. Is the shortbread chewy or crumbly? Thanks!

  5. Kayla
    March 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I made these over Christmas and they were so delicious and decadent and EASY! Thanks for an awesome shortbread recipe and idea!

  6. Catherine
    December 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Could I freeze them after making them?

    • Julie
      December 6, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Sure thing – most cookies can be frozen and are just fine!

  7. Caroline Csak
    December 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    This would be like English chocolate caramel shortbread (or Scrumptious Lumps as we like to call them) but a lot less work..

    • Julie
      December 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Scrumptious lumps – love it!

  8. Nathalie
    November 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I make these every year, they are winners!

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