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Prize Winning Turtle Cookie Recipe

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Published on Nov 4, 2011

I actually make a fairly big boo-boo in this video. I didn't read the recipe properly and didn't realize until I typed this up that you were supposed to add one cup of icing sugar to the chocolate/butter/milk frosting mixture! No wonder it was runny!! Over all thought the cookies were still REALLY good and I inadvertently cut out a fair amount of sugar. You can decide which version to try. :)

Turtle cookies:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg AND 1 egg yolk (reserve the egg white)
1/4 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp Maple flavouring (optional) or use any flavouring you like

Mix dry flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
Cream together butter, sugar, 1 whole egg and one egg yolk and extracts in a large bowl.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients gradually and mix well.
Chill dough if to sticky to work with.
Split whole pecans lengthwise or use pecan pieces. Group five of them on a greased baking sheet to resemble head and legs of a turtle.
Shape dough into 1 inch sized balls, dip the ball into the egg white and press the dough ball, dipped side down onto the pecan pieces.
Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes until firm to the touch and very light brown on bottom. Cookies do not spread much, okay to crowd them on cookie sheet.

Cool cookies and frost the tops generously with frosting of your choice or use the recipe below:

Combine 2 squares (2 oz.) of chocolate or 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/4 cups milk and 1 tbsp butter or margarine. Heat over double boiler on stove or in the microwave (in microwave safe container) until milk is hot and butter is melted. ADD ONE CUP OF ICING SUGAR (a.k.a. powdered or confectioner's) Beat until smooth and glossy. If you find it to be too thin add some confectioner's sugar (icing sugar) to thicken it up.

I did post the vanilla video, here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw0XEy...

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