Turtle Back Cookies

Turtle Back Cookies

5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

Cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and

In a separate bowl, mix cinnamon, nuts, baking soda and salt with the flour.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Chill dough for two hours or more. Roll
into small balls and press into ovals.

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 325 degrees.

Cool cookies and ice.


1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsps cinnamon
2 lbs 10x sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream

Combine butter and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a medium boil for 2
minutes. Remove from heat add remaining ingredients and beat with a mixer
until all lumps are gone