What You Need
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- green food coloring
For the eyes:
- 10 chocolate chips, raisins, or pieces of candy
What You Do
STEP 1: MAKE THE DOUGH
Mix butter and sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients. Color dough with food coloring.
STEP 2: SHAPE THE DOUGH
Shape dough into 1″ balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
STEP 3: CREATE THE SHELL PATTERN
Use a fork dipped in flour to flatten the balls in a crisscross pattern for the turtles’ shells.
STEP 4: CREATE LEGS AND HEADS
Shape dough into pea-sized balls. Attach five of these to each “shell” to make the legs and heads.
STEP 5: BAKE THE COOKIES
Bake for about 7–8 minutes in a 400° F oven.
STEP 6: ADD EYES
While still warm, push chocolate pieces into the turtles for eyes.
This recipe makes two-to-three dozen sea turtle cookies. Enjoy!