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“These little chocolate cookies are so cute. When you place the 3 whole pecans touching each other, (in a triangle shape)one for head and two others are the feet, then place the cookie dough on top and bake they look just like a little snapping turtle. This would make a fun project for kids.”
5 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box Betty Crocker SuperMoist milk chocolate cake mix
  • 23 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 12 cups pecan halves
  • 1 (15 ounce) containercreamy deluxe chocolate frosting


  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Beat about half of the cake mix (dry), the shortening and eggs in large bowl on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Stir in remaining cake mix.
  4. For each cookie, place 3 pecan halves, with ends touching in center, on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Place 1 teaspoon dough in center of each group of pecans.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes oruntil centers are slightly puffed and edges are set.
  7. Cool completely; remove from cookie sheet.
  8. Frost with frosting.

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