Snappy Turtle Cookies

Enjoy these turtle shaped cookies, frosted with chocolate – a tasty dessert treat!

  • prep time 1 hr 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 42

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1/8
teaspoon imitation maple flavor, if desired
1
egg
1
egg, separated
1 1/2
cups all purpose or unbleached flour
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup pecan halves, split lengthwise

Frosting

1/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips
3
tablespoons milk
1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1
cup powdered sugar
  • 1 In large bowl, combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, maple flavor, 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk; beat well.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate about 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. Arrange pecan pieces in groups of 5 on greased cookie sheets to resemble head and legs of turtle. In small bowl, beat egg white. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip bottoms in beaten egg white; press lightly onto pecans. (Tips of pecans should show).
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 5 In small saucepan, combine chocolate chips, milk and 1 tablespoon margarine; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar. If necessary, add additional powdered sugar for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Let frosting set before storing. Store in tightly covered container.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    55mg
    55%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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