These Turtle Cookies are a healthy twist on the holiday classic made with a gluten-free shortbread cookie base with crunchy pecan, dairy-free caramel with a chocolate drizzle. Soft, chewy and a delicious addition to your holiday cookie tray! Gluten-free, paleo, vegan with low carb and keto sweetener options.
Allow to cool completely. Transfer to wire rack or cookie tray - do not transfer warm cookies otherwise, they will break apart.
Combine pecan butter with maple syrup and spoon about 1/4 teaspoon of the mixture into each cookie. Top each cookie with a pecan.
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil either in a double boiler or in the microwave in a 15 second increments, whisking well in between. Be sure not overheat, otherwise, the chocolate will seize.
Drizzle melted chocolate over each cookie and allow to set for a few minutes. Enjoy or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.