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Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"This is my favorite recipe for bake sales and bazaars. Each delightfully sweet chocolate cookie has a fun caramel surprise in the middle, thanks to Rolo candy. Dipped in pecans before baking, they look so nice that they sell in a hurry."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.
  2. Shape dough by tablespoonfuls around each candy. In a small bowl, combine remaining pecans and sugar; dip each cookie halfway. Place with nut side up on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-10 minutes or until top is slightly cracked. Cool for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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I make a slight variation of these from a recipe I found in one of those Pilsburry Bake-Off books. My neighbor came over and tried one and said it was the best thing he'd ever tasted! Freeze the...

Sort of a crazy measurement "17 tablespoons sugar"! That's 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon. A bit fussy to make, but worth it. We have a nut allergy in the family, so I had to leave out the pecans.

Definately let the dough chill before making into cookies otherwise it can be very sticky. These cookies are time consuming but well worth the effort.

dough has a very nice flavor and agree that it is nice and chocolatey without being sickening sweet. I did find, however that dough should be chilled a bit before rolling. I prepared these usin...

These cookies are amazing. I'm a home ec. teacher living in Sweden right now and I made these cookies with my student choice class. The studnets loved them and the teachers we shared them with c...

Exactly what I was looking for! To me, this is a "grown up" cookie. The dough has a good texture and is not too sweet, and the caramel center is a great surprise. I'm giving these to teachers, b...

These cookies are excellent! I didnt even use th nuts, just rolled them in sugar and they came out yummy! I will definately make these again! : )

I've found several variations on this receipe and this the best one!

5 stars for taste and popularity with our family. However, the white sugar part of the instructions could be clearer for ease of understanding. I just used 1 C white sugar and then mixed in a ...