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Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 33 m
DeeDee

DeeDee

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

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  • Calories:
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Reviews

MaryJ
31

MaryJ

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.

FoodLover
26

FoodLover

3/29/2010

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!!

Jessica
25

Jessica

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.

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