"m&m's"® brownie turtle cookies

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 ounces Unsweetened baking chocolate
⅓ cup Solid vegetable shortening
1 cup Granulated sugar
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 larges Eggs
1¼ cup All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
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

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