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"M&m's" Brownie Turtle Cookies

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  • 2 oz Unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/3 c Solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 c Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
  • 2 lg Eggs
  • 1 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Pecan halves
  • 1 c M&Ms milk chocolate mini baking bits; divided
  • 1 c 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 2/3 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 2 1/2 DOZEN COOKIES
Recipe by: Mars Recipe by 1996 Mars, Incorporated Posted to brand-name-recipes by Barbra<> on Feb 03, 1998