Recipe

Make Sea Turtle Cookies

Celebrate World Sea Turtle Day with these tasty treats!

What You Need

Cookie Dough:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • green food coloring

For the eyes:

  • 10 chocolate chips, raisins, or pieces of candy

What You Do

  • STEP 1: MAKE THE DOUGH 

    Mix butter and sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients. Color dough with food coloring.

  • STEP 2: SHAPE THE DOUGH 

    Shape dough into 1″ balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • STEP 3: CREATE THE SHELL PATTERN 

    Use a fork dipped in flour to flatten the balls in a crisscross pattern for the turtles’ shells.

  • STEP 4: CREATE LEGS AND HEADS 

    Shape dough into pea-sized balls. Attach five of these to each “shell” to make the legs and heads.

  • STEP 5: BAKE THE COOKIES 

    Bake for about 7–8 minutes in a 400° F oven.

  • STEP 6: ADD EYES 

    While still warm, push chocolate pieces into the turtles for eyes.

This recipe makes two-to-three dozen sea turtle cookies. Enjoy!