Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies

Crust:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups pecan halves

Topping:
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Crust: preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large mixer bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and butter, beat at medium speed 2 to 3 minutes. Press into ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Pat pecan halves evenly into unbaked crust.

Topping: In small heavy saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Boil 1 minute stirring constantly; pour over crust.

Bake in center of oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until topping is bubbly and crust is a light golden brown. Remove from oven. Sprinkle on chocolate chips, do not spread. Cool on wire racks. Cut into bars.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.