These are very good, kids of all ages love them!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 33 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 cup white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture until well blended. Stir in 1/2 cup of the pecans. Cover, and refrigerate dough for 1 hour, or until firm.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a shallow bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup pecans and 1 tablespoon of sugar; set aside.

  • Press 1 tablespoon of cookie dough around each chocolate coated caramel, forming a ball. Dip one side of each ball into the pecan mixture; and place pecan side up, 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven (the cookies will look soft). Cool on the pans for one minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 35.9g 12% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 37.1mg 12% DV; sodium 135.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
These cookies were delicious! The only thing I recommend is using 1.5-2 tablespoons dough to wrap around the candy (if you are using Rolos). If you use less the caramel tends to leak out the bottom. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/28/2010
I didn't really like these-- not very sweet and did not bond well with the people I served them to. Looked good though. Read More
(6)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2006
These cookies were delicious! The only thing I recommend is using 1.5-2 tablespoons dough to wrap around the candy (if you are using Rolos). If you use less the caramel tends to leak out the bottom. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
These are delicious! I have been making a similar recipe for years using a devils food cake mix. The best caramal candy to use is a Caramel Hershey's Kiss. It will be a much more gooey soft center. Just use plenty of dough around it so it doesn't leak. It takes a few to practice but they'll turn out great. I make them with and without pecans on top and they're always a hit!! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
It was easy to make and they turned out wonderfully. They look great and taste great. I followed the recipe exactly and it made 40 cookies! I was surprised. I used the smaller sized rolos though that you can buy in a bag so maybe I was using less dough? They look just as big as in the picture though. Freezing the rolos for an hour or so beforehand is a good idea - I did this and no caramel leaked out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
Everyone loved these cookies! It seemed like they would be too dry as I added all the flour and cocoa. Have faith and keep mixing -- they were moist and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
very good cookies! The candy was a bit hard but the cookie itself is very interesting. My kids loved them. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2008
I made these tonight and they are wonderful! The pecans are really what make these I made a batch without them for my hubby and I must say I like them better with them. These will definitely be the go-to cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
Excellent cookies! Soft with a tasty center! Will make these ones again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
These are so yummy. My new favorite cookie! Super easy to make and would be great to do if you had a little one who likes to help bake! I used Caramel Hershey's Kisses and they turned out very moist and gooey in the middle. The hardest part was making sure my hubby didn't eat them all before they got to their intended destination. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2008
Very good! I make this recipe all the time and everyone I make it for just loves it. Great for people who love caramel. Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
04/28/2010
I didn't really like these-- not very sweet and did not bond well with the people I served them to. Looked good though. Read More
(6)
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