With mixer, beat brown sugar, butter, 2 tablespoons water and vanilla
extract until fluffy.
Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together. (If dough is dry, stir in 1 to
2 teaspoons water, as necessary.)
For each cookie: On ungreased cookie sheet, arrange 3 to 5 pecan halves to resemble
head and feet of a turtle. Using a teaspoonful of dough, shape dough around a piece
of caramel; press firmly onto center of arrange pecan halves.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until dough is set but not brown.
Carefully transfer cookies to a rack to cool.
For chocolate glaze: Beat powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon water, melted chocolate
and vanilla until smooth. If necessary stir in more water, 1 teaspoon at a time,
until glaze is of desire consistency.
Dip tops of cooled cookies into glaze.
Yield: 32 cookies.
Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine May 15, 2001.