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Snappy Turtle Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Betty Rogers
Added: Monday, January 5, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg and 1 egg yolk (reserve white)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. Maple flavoring
pecan halves

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 350. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add egg and egg yolk. Blend in vanilla and Maple. Add dry ingredients gradually; mix thoroughly. (Dough will be soft. Chill, if desired.) Split pecan halves in groups of three or five on greased baking sheets to resemble head and legs of a turtle. Mold dough into balls; dip bottoms into unbeaten egg white and press lightly onto nuts. Use a rounded lightly onto nuts. Use a rounded teaspoonful of dough for each, so tips of nuts will show when cookie is baked. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool and frost tops generously with chocolate frosting.

Frosting: Combine 2 squares (2 oz.) chocolate or 1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate pieces, 1/4 c. milk and 1 T butter or margarine in top of double boiler. Heat over boiling water until chocolate melts; blend until smooth. Remove from heat; add 1 c. sifted powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and glassy. If too thin, add more powdered sugar. Frost turtles

 

 

 

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