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       Title: Snappin' Turtle Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 15 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine;
            -softened
     1/2 c  Brown sugar; firmly packed
       1    Egg
       1    Egg; separated
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/4 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
  12 1/2    Pecan halves
            Frosting
            Frosting:
       2    Unsweetened chocolate (1-oz)
     1/4 c  Milk
       1 tb Butter or margarine
   1 3/4 c  Powdered sugar; sifted
  
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Preparation Time: 0:40
   Cream butter; 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, 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 for 10 to 12 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.
   Spread frosting on tops of cookies.  Yield:  2-1/2 dozen.
   
   FROSTING Combine chocolate, milk, and butter in a small
   saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until
   chocolate melts.  Remove from heat.  Add powdered sugar;
   beat until smooth.  Yield:  about 1 cup.
  
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