Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Cookies
Makes about 5 dozen

1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
1 cup plus 1 tsp. sugar, divided
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1 13 oz. package Rolo candies

In mixing bowl, cream butter, 1 cup of sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of pecans. Unwrap Rolo candies. Shape dough by tablespoonfuls around each candy. In a small bowl, combine remaining pecans and sugar. dip each cookie 1/2 way into mixture. Place cookies, nut side up, on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes, or until top is slightly cracked. Cool for 3 minutes on sheet, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

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