Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Recipe & $1900 in Prizes #CookieEggChange

If you’re anything like me you’re watching the days on the calendar fly by and Christmas getting closer. Christmas for us includes cookie exchanges, this is where we bake vast amounts of cookies and get together with friends to exchange cookies. In the end we walk away with 6-8 dozen cookies of differing types to carry us through our Holiday season.

Burnbrae Farms is encouraging you to bring out your best cookie exchange recipes for the #CookieEggChange campaign.

#CookieEggChange Recipe Contest

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The Burnbrae Farms #CookieEggChange includes a fantastic contest where you can will submit photos of your own recipe along with the recipe itself. The recipes are required to use eggs and be a dessert or cookie which can be exchanged.

The #CookieEggChange Recipe Contest will run from November 13th to­ December 4th at 11:59:59 pm ET. Prizing open to residents of Canada 18+.

How to Enter

Head over HERE and upload your favourite cookie/dessert recipe and photo. Then get your friends to vote because Burnbrae Farms will select the winner from the top 10 highest voted recipes.

Contest Prizes

  1. Grand Prize: 1 ­ KitchenAid ­ Artisan® Series Stand Mixer ­ 5 Quart, Red MRSP $499.99 CAD, 1 $150 CAD Burnbrae Farms Gift Basket with coupons & merchandise
  2. 2nd Place: 1 ­ $150 CAD Burnbrae Farms Gift Basket with coupons & merchandise
  3. 3rd Place: 1 ­ $75 in Burnbrae Farms coupons

Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Adapted from A Bitchin’ Kitchen’s Recipe

Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, spearated plus 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups pecans, chopped fine
  • 14 soft caramel candies
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream


Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Collage

Combine flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Using your mixer on medium speed mix butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.

Add egg yolk, vanilla and mix until well blended then reduct speed and pour in flour mixture until just combined.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put in the fridge to cool for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line your baking sheets with waxed paper.

Whisk the egg whites until frothy and put the chopped pecans into a separate bowl.

Roll balls of dough into 1 inch balls, dip into egg whites and dip in pecans.

Place balls onto baking sheets 2 inches apart.

Press the center of each cookie to create a 1/2 inch indentation.

Bake until firm, approximately 15 mins.

Microwave caramels and cream in a bowl until smooth.

When cookies are done, gently re-press indentations and fill with caramel mixture.


Twitter Party Alert – Over $1150 IN PRIZING!

Twitter CookieEggChange

Host:@BurnbraeFarms @ThisLilPiglet @SoberJulie

#CookieEggChange Bloggers: @SimplyStacieNet, @MyChaos, @ADomesticMomma, @SpaceshipsLB

Date/Time: November 19th 9pm EST

Topic: Talking about Holiday Entertaining, Gift Ideas & Recipes

PRIZES: 1 KitchenAid Mixer,  two $150 gift baskets and 7 prizes of $50 in BBF & Naturegg coupons

RSVP by entering your Twitter profile url in the linky list below. Prizing open to residents of Canada 18+.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. 

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