Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies

Delicate pastry wraps chewy caramel and chocolate in this winning cookie.

  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 48

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups flour Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
3/4
cup unsweetened cocoa
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup sugar
1
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
cup margarine or butter, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
1
cup chopped pecans
48
Rolo® Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate, unwrapped (from 13-oz. pkg.)
1
tablespoon sugar
4
oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating, if desired
  • 1 In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; mix well.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, brown sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. Add flour mixture; blend well. Stir in 1/2 cup of the pecans. If necessary, cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 tablespoon dough around 1 caramel candy, covering completely.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup pecans and 1 tablespoon sugar. Press one side of each ball into pecan mixture. Place, nut side up, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 6 Melt candy coating in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    85mg
    85%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    20g
    20%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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