Chocolate Turtle Pecan Cookies
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C shortening
1/4 C butter or margarine
1 3/4 C Flour
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C chopped pecans
2 Tbs milk
1 C Chocolate Chips (6 oz.), melted
-Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter,
shortening, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and
-Shape dough into 1" balls. On ungreased cookie sheets place balls
3" apart. With greased bottom of glass dipped in sugar, flatten balls slightly.
Press 1 tsp pecans into each cookie.
-Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until set
but not brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
-In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and milk on High for 2
to3 minutes, stirring every minute until smooth. Spoon caramel over cookies; top
with melted chocolate. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
CHOCOLATE: Use small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until melted.
Or microwave chocolate chips in a small microwavable bowl on High 1 to 2
minutes, stir until smooth