Chocolate Waffle Turtle Cookies

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Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

From Midwest Living, August 2009

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  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl stir together melted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  3. Add flour; stir just until combined.
  4. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of batter into center of each waffle grid.
  5. Cook on medium-high heat about 2 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary.
  6. Using a fork transfer cookies to rack; cool.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. When cool, mound cookies on a platter.
  9. For glaze: In a small saucepan heat 1/4 cup butter and water over low heat until melted.
  10. Add the 3 tablespoons cocoa and stir until smooth.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Beat in powdered sugar and the 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  13. Stir in additional hot water, if needed, to reach drizzling consistency.
  14. Drizzle over cookies along with caramel topping.
  15. Sprinkle with pecans.