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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.

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CARAMEL-FILLED CHOCOLATE COOKIES

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

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