---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: TURTLE COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 30 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Sifted flour
     1/4 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine
     1/2 c  Brown sugar, packed
       2    Eggs
     1/4 ts Vanilla
            Pecan halves
 
 -----------------------------CHOCOLATE FROSTING-----------------------------
       2 oz Unsweetened chocolate
     1/4 c  Milk
       1 tb Butter or margarine
       1 c  Sifted powdered sugar
  
   Resift flour with soda and salt. Cream 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar
   together thoroughly. Add 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk and beat well. Stir in
   vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Arrange pecan halves in groups
   of 3 or 5 on greased baking sheets to resemble head and legs of turtle.
   Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls. Dip bottom of each into
   remaining unbeaten egg white and press lightly onto nuts so tips of nuts
   show. Bake at 350F 10 to 13 minutes. Cool.
   
   Meanwhile, to make frosting, combine chocolate, milk and 1 tablespoon
   butter in top of double boiler. Cook over simmering water, stirring until
   smooth. Remove from heat and beat in powdered sugar until smooth and
   glossy, adding more sugar if needed. Frost top of cookies.
  
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