Christmas Cookie Recipes: Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies
The Christmas cookie excitement continues.
I LOVE Rolos. Well… I like anything with caramel in it. These cookies have a Rolo baked into the middle and they are absolutely awesome! You might think that they’re a lot of work, but they are really simple to make.
CARAMEL-FILLED CHOCOLATE COOKIES
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans, divided
- 1 package (13 ounces) Rolo candies
In large mixing bowl, cream butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.
Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each candy, forming a ball. In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar and pecans; dip each cookie halfway. Place nut side up 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes or until tops are slightly cracked. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Yield: 5 dozen