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Turtle Sundae Tantalizer Cookie Recipe

Updated: Aug 5, 2019

The Search for the "The Cookie of All Cookies"

“OH MY GOSH! This is absolutely wonderful!”

“I have to admit it… I’ve never tasted a cookie as good as this one. Even my grandmother’s weren’t this good!”

These are the kind of comments we loved hearing as we tested and visitors tasted over a half dozen cookie recipes per day at the Visitor Center in Downtown Greendale, Wisconsin, which hosts lots of tour groups.

It was part of the daily excitement for nearly a year as we conducted Taste of Home’s National Cookie Contest. We announced the contest in the magazine, and offered a free trip to Historic Greendale as the Grand Prize for the winner, so we felt like we’d likely receive a great response. We just didn’t know we’d be overwhelmed.

More than 34,000 recipes poured in from great bakers across the country! This incredible response provided vivid evidence that nearly everyone loves cookies!


After a year long process of baking, tasting and judging these wonderful cookies, we found ourselves The “Cookie of all Cookies.”

The Cookie of all Cookies: Turtle Sundae Tantalizer

1 cup butter or margarine, soft

1 ½ cups packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 ¾ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup English toffee bits - blue label

1 cup chopped pecans

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Yield: 3 ½ dozen

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