McKenzie's Turtle Cookies
By Pat Duran kitchenchatter
This recipe was one of many McKenzie's Pastry Shoppes recipes in New Orleans that was thought to be lost forever- because the bakery closed it's doors forever-due to bankruptcy in 2001 (Katrina Hurricane)-- but fear not many of the recipes have been resurrected through a "Cooking Up a Storm" cookbook and "Exchange Alley" where folks traded lost and found recipes.
Cajun Chef Ryan has brought this recipe back to life!
I hope you enjoy this recipe.
I have given a quick version of this recipe too!
In the large mixer bowl. beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix well.
In place of making the dough above. Use one refrigerated roll of sugar cookie dough. Scoop or pinch off 1 Tablespoon of dough for each cookie-roll into a ball-place on on pecans. Press onto nuts slightly. Proceed the same with remaining dough.
In a small saucepan over low heat combine butter,chocolate and milk. Stir --it will begin to look curdled, that's ok.
Pour chocolate frosting into mixing bowl and let cool to room temperature.
Add vanilla, then gradually add the powdered sugar; beat until smooth and thick.
Top each cookie with a dollop of frosting, using a star tip and pastry bag ,if desired.
Laura Spencer-Whitacre fuddnbubbles - Oct 22, 2012
Hi Pat. Yum. that about covers it. :)
just finished biscotti baking for the day. new flavor, caramel apple. my oh my. they did turn out good. have a wonderful week. loves. laura xoxo
ginger skaggs mamagin - Oct 22, 2012
These look yummy. New Christmas cookie!