Turtle Cookies

Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins

A recipe I got from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook, contributed by Cheri Emery, using a cake mix. It's posted as written, but I used 5 pecan halves to give them 4 legs and a head!:) I also added a rolo inside each so when you bite into them you get caramel too! It's important the dough is completely covering the rolo or it will seep out!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Combine dry cake mix, water, oil and eggs, mixing well and set aside.
  2. Arrange pecans in clusters of 3 on greased baking sheets.
  3. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  4. Center each on a cluster of pecans and flatten slightly.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375*.
  6. Cool and frost.
  7. FROSTING: Sift powdered sugar and cocoa, set aside. Cream butter and vanilla, then add the powdered sugar mixture and milk alternately until desired consistency.
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5 5

Yummy from the first to the last, and I ate most of them myself!

5 5

Ohhh, Good God, woman! These were wonderful little treats! I used the rolos too and they put these cookies over the top! Thanks so much for posting!! Made for FallPAC '09.

5 5

What an easy cookie to make! They are tasty, too! I made them exactly as the recipe specified and came out with 3 1/2 dozen cookies. I ran out of pecans so I made the last dozen with walnuts. I made 1/2 batch more frosting and that was enough to frost the batch. I used a pastry bag and star tip to frost them with. Made for spring PAC 2009