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


Recipe Summary

2 1/2 dozen


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


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

  • 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.


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

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 41.5g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 54.3mg; sodium 153.9mg. Full Nutrition