Day 6: Chocolate Turtle Cookies

11:31 PM

You'll never guess what tragedy befell our kitchen this weekend - we ran out of sugar... and flour!!  How does that even happen?  I'm always on top of things like that and usually have a nice backup storage of things like that.  My brain is just somewhere else, I guess.

Well, I figured that even though I wasn't able to make cookies, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't be able to either!  This is one of those tried and true recipes that I grew up making - one of my favorites, in fact.  What's more, they are so quick and easy to make!  Whenever I need cookies in a hurry, this is my go-to recipe.  The Cream Cheese frosting is another of my favorites - I use this stuff on everything!  :)

Cooking these in a waffle iron gives the cookies their cute turtle shell-like pattern and speeds up the cooking time immensely.   (I'll post pictures as soon as I get more flour and sugar!)

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

  • ½ c.  Melted butter
  • ¾ c.  Sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  •  6 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 c.  Flour

In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Mix until well combined.

In a separate bowl sift together the flour and cocoa powder.  Mix in with the wet ingredients until everything is incorporated.

Drop spoonfuls onto a hot, lightly greased waffle iron.  Cook for 1 minute (with the lid down).  Remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely.  Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • powdered sugar - about 5 cups

Cream together the butter and cream cheese.  Mix in the vanilla.

Gradually add the powdered sugar until it reaches a good frosting consistency and is as sweet as you like. If it's too thick you can thin it out with milk, adding it 1 tsp at a time.

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