Yield: 1 Servings
|2 ounces||Unsweetened baking chocolate|
|⅓ cup||Solid vegetable shortening|
|1 cup||Granulated sugar|
|½ teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|1¼ cup||All-purpose flour|
|½ teaspoon||Baking powder|
|1 cup||Pecan halves|
|1 cup||M&Ms® milk chocolate mini baking bits; divided|
|1 cup||Prepared chocolate frosting|
Preheat oven to350øF. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. Heat chocolate and shortening in2-quart sauce pan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted; remove from heat. Mix in sugar, vanilla and eggs.
Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in ⅔ cup "M&M's"(r) Milk Chocolate Mini Baking Bits. For each cookie, arrange 3 pecan halves, with ends almost touching at center, on prepared cookie sheets. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto center of each group of pecans; mound the dough slightly. Bake 8 to 10 minutes just until set; do not over bake.
Immediately remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Top each cookie with frosting; press remaining "M&M's"(r) Milk Chocolate Mini Baking Bits into frosting to create turtle shell..
Notes: These chewy little turtles are as fun to eat as they are to make! MAKES ABOUT 2½ DOZEN COOKIES Recipe by: Mars Recipe by 1996 Mars, Incorporated Posted to brand-name-recipes by Barbra<barbra@...> on Feb 03, 1998