Snappy Turtles


Serves: 30



1 1/2 cups flour                                               

¼ teaspoon baking soda                                       

¼ teaspoon salt                                              

½ cup butter                                                 

½ cup brown sugar                                            

1 egg                                                           

1 egg yolk                                                     

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract                                   

1/8 teaspoon maple flavoring                                   

½ cup pecans - unsalted                                       

1 egg white                                                    

4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate                          

2 tablespoons butter                                           

1 cup of confectioner’s sugar                                       

½ cup milk                                                   


Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.  Blend together ½ cup butter and brown sugar.  Add 1 egg and 1 egg yolk and blend in the vanilla and maple flavoring.  Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.


Split the pecan halves and arrange in groups of 3 on a greased baking sheet to resemble the head and legs of a turtle.  With a rounded ball of the cookie dough, dip in egg white and place on group of pecans.


Bake in a 350º oven for 10 - 12 minutes.  Do no over bake.  Cool and frost. 


Frosting mix:  Melt 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate and combine with the 2 tablespoons butter, confectioners' sugar and milk.