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This is a delicious recipe for turtle cookies right from my Grandmother. She used to make these cookies when friends would come over to play cards and always made some extra for us kids. (that's if my grandfather didn't get to them first!)

Chocolate covered Turtle cookies are easy to make and this is a recipe you can let the kids help with.

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Easy Turtle Cookies Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (one seperated)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanila
  • 1/8 tsp. maple syrup or flavoring (optional)
  • pecan halves

Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 2 squares or 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter

Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, beat well. blend in vanilla and maple syrup if using. gradually blend in dry ingredients. the dough will be soft, you can refridgerate for 20 minutes if desired. ( this often helps in the rolling proccess.)

Arrange pecan halves in groups of 3 in a star patern on parchment lined baking sheet. Take tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into a ball. dip bottoms in reserved egg white and press lightly (so you don't break the pecans) onto pecan halves. bake for 10 minutes.

In double boiler combine chocolate, milk and butter and heat until chocolate is fully melted and mixture is smooth. allow cookies to cool and drizzle chocolate over them.

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