Turtle Cookies

Turtle Cookies Recipe

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Barbara Miller



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1 1/2 c
sifted flour
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 tsp
pecan halves


2 oz
unsweetened chocolate
1/4 c
1 Tbsp
1 c
sifted confectioners' sugar

How to Make Turtle Cookies


  • 1Resift flour with soda and salt.
  • 2Cream 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar together thoroughly.
  • 3Add eggs and beat well.
  • 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.
  • 12Frost top of cookies.

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About Turtle Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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