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Turtle-Shaped Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecan halves, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  • 2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Push four pecan pieces into each ball for legs; add two small pecan pieces to each for head and tail.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are set. Carefully remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter with milk. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar. Dip top of each cookie into glaze. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

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  • SarahMM
    Dec 31, 1969

    These are fantastic cookies

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