Christmas Turtle Cookies

1/2 cups Brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cups Softened butter
2 tablespoons Water
1 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups White flour
1/8 teaspoons Salt
Pecan halves
8 Caramels (sliced into quarters)

Chocolate glaze ingredients:
1 cups Powdered sugar
1 tablespoons Water
1 ounce Unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled)
1 teaspoons Vanilla extract

Mix firmly packed brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract and water. Stir in the flour and salt, til the dough holds together. Add more water if too dry. Pre-heat the oven to 350F degrees. For each cookie, place 3 to 5 pecan halves, on to un-greased baking sheet. Shape the dough by teaspoonfuls around the caramel quarters. Press firmly on to the center of each trio of nuts. Bake til firmly set, but not browned, for approximately 12 to 15 min. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled, dip cookie tops in to the Chocolate Glaze.

Glaze Directions:
Beat water, sugar, chocolate and vanilla extract til smooth. If too stiff, add in just a little more water til frosting is a nice consistency.

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