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Tasty, adorable little cookies that everyone should love!
These are super cute cookies that (guess what!?) look like little turtles! Easy to do with people of all ages.

Posted by Julia Oreo from Bayamón, Bayamón, Puerto Rico • Published See Julia Oreo's 5 projects »

  • Step 1

    Follow recipe for dough:

    1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/2 cup butter softened
    1/2 cup brown sugar (or white sugar or half sugar, half honey, whatever really!)
    1 egg AND 1 egg yolk (reserve the egg white)
    1/4 tsp Vanilla

    Cream butter, sugar and egg together with vanilla.
    Mix all together till nice and pliable (and, well dough like ;) If dough is a bit sticky and hard to work with, thats ok, put it in the fridge for 30 - 60 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Take your pecan pieces and cut or break in halves. Arrange 5 half pieces of pecan into a star shape.

  • How to decorate an animal cookie. Chocolate Pecan Turtle Cookies - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your dough (make sure its easy to work with). Take a table spoon and roll into a ball. Dip bottom in left over egg whites (from when you separated your egg). Squish dough ball onto pecan star.

    Thats one turtle down!

    Repeat steps 3 and 4 still you use all your dough.

  • Step 4

    Make as many turtles as dough you have by repeating steps 2 and 3!

  • How to decorate an animal cookie. Chocolate Pecan Turtle Cookies - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put cookies on a tray with a little butter and bake on 350 till nice and golden brown on bottom. MAKE SURE NOT TO OVER BAKE!

    Once cool, whip up some chocolate ganache and dip your turtle's shells in it.

    Enjoy your tasties!

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Nitrous_Party · 1 project
An Amazing idea! turtles are my favourite animal and i can't wait to try this. However im not fond of Pecans so I will most like experiment with different things for the head and limbs. I may also try adding green food colouring to the shell/cookie....Such a good stimulant for my creativity ^^
Julia Oreo
Julia Oreo · Bayamón, Bayamón, PR · 6 projects
i made my balls a little bit big you could't see the feet
Mary A.
Mary A. · 1 project
its so cyoooot :3 cute food always gets me! LOVE IT!

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