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Turtles® Cookies I

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

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

servings 309 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 1/2 dozen)

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

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

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 309 calories; 15.4 g fat; 41.5 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein; 54 mg cholesterol; 154 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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!!

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!