Franklin Goes to School
Written by: Paulette Bourgeois
Illustrated by: Brenda Clark
Are you getting ready for back to school! Here is a cute little story about Franklin the turtle and his first day at school. Franklin was worried about starting school. The first morning he woke up really early and packed his pencil case with a ruler, pencil, eraser, and 12 colored pencils. Beaver can read, Rabbit can write. Franklin is worried because he can't do either of these things. Mr. Owl, the teacher (perfect character choice) notices that Franklin is worried and talks to him about it. Read how Franklin doesn't need to worry about school anymore and read what he teaches the teacher!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
36 pecan halves
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 3/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
Cream butter or margarine, gradually add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and vanilla; beating until well blended.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
Chill dough at least 1 hour.
Arrange pecan halves in groups of 5 on ungreased cookie sheets, resembling head and legs of turtles.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and dip bottoms in remaining egg white. Press gently onto pecans to resemble turtle bodies. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Spread frosting on top of cookies.
To Make Frosting: Combine chocolate squares, milk and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in a small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts. Remove from heat. Add approximately 1 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar; beat until smooth.
Don't Forget The Milk!