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

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter or margarine, gradually add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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  • Add 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and vanilla; beating until well blended.

  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.

  • Chill dough at least 1 hour.

  • Arrange pecan halves in groups of 5 on ungreased cookie sheets, resembling head and legs of turtles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Tips

TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; 3.9 g protein; 41.5 g carbohydrates; 54.3 mg cholesterol; 153.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
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! Read More
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