I haven't made these in years and had a hard time finding the recipe :-)
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 36 pecan halves
- 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 3/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
Cream butter or margarine, gradually add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and vanilla; beating until well blended.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
Chill dough at least 1 hour.
Arrange pecan halves in groups of 5 on ungreased cookie sheets, resembling head and legs of turtles.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and dip bottoms in remaining egg white. Press gently onto pecans to resemble turtle bodies. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Spread frosting on top of cookies.
To Make Frosting: Combine chocolate squares, milk and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in a small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts. Remove from heat. Add approximately 1 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar; beat until smooth.