brown sugar, firmly packed
sifted confectioners' sugar
How to Make Turtle Cookies
1Resift flour with soda and salt.
2Cream 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar together thoroughly.
4Stir in vanilla and add dry ingredients and mix well.
5Arrange pecan halves in groups of 3 or 5 on greased baking sheets to resemble head and legs of turtle.
6Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls.
7Press lightly onto nuts so tips of nuts show.
8Bake at 350 for 10 to 13 minutes, then cool.
9Meanwhile, to make frosting, combine chocolate, milk and 1 tablespoon butter in top of double boiler.
10Cook over simmering water, stirring until smooth.
11Remove from heat and beat in powdered sugar until smooth and glossy, adding more sugar if needed. Frost top of cookies.
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