Snappy Turtle Cookies

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

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

Directions

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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