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Turtle Cookies I

Turtle Cookies I

Mellan

Mellan

I haven't made these in years and had a hard time finding the recipe :-)

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  • Calories:
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Cream butter or margarine, gradually add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and vanilla; beating until well blended.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
  4. Chill dough at least 1 hour.
  5. Arrange pecan halves in groups of 5 on ungreased cookie sheets, resembling head and legs of turtles.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and dip bottoms in remaining egg white. Press gently onto pecans to resemble turtle bodies. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Spread frosting on top of cookies.
  7. To Make Frosting: Combine chocolate squares, milk and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in a small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts. Remove from heat. Add approximately 1 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar; beat until smooth.
  8. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Reviews

Jessica
22

Jessica

10/4/2006

Grew up eating these cookies from our local chain of bakeries. Only difference from the ones I had was the frosting was piped on in a big chocolate kiss shape. To get that takes testing with the amount of powdered sugar and add a good bit of cocoa powder to make it more chocolatey. It should be the consistancy of decorator frosting.

BECKLYNN
14

BECKLYNN

6/15/2009

These came out great! I added a bit of vanilla to the frosting and added a little more powdered sugar to make it thick enough to pipe the "kiss" shape on top. Awesome!!

barkerteaches
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barkerteaches

7/19/2012

Thank you! This is the recipe my mother had in her recipe box, but it was lost several years ago, and I miss making these. They will be on the menu for Christmas this year!

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