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Cookie Party: Turtle Cookies

Posted on: December 8, 2010

This recipe was contributed to the cookie exchange party by my friend Carrie…yummy!

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 tsp. salt
pecan halves
8 vanilla caramels, quartered 

Chocolate Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. water
1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix brown sugar, margarine, water and vanilla.
Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together (if dough is dry, stir in 1-2 tsp. water or milk).

For each cookie, group 5 pecan halves (to form head and 4 legs like a turtle) on ungreased cookie sheet.
Shape dough by teaspoonfuls around caramel pieces; press firmly onto center of each group of pecans.
Bake until set but not brown, 12-15 minutes; cool.
Dip tops of cookies in chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze:
Beat powdered sugar, 1 tbsp. water, the chocolate and vanilla until smooth. If necessary, stir in water 1 tsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Toffee Bars on top tier, Shortbread on middle tier and Turtle Cookies on bottom tier

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