CARAMEL-FILLED CHOCOLATE COOKIES
4 doz... 375* ... ungreased ... 7 to 10 minutes
2 1/2 cups 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
1 cup chopped pecans
48 Rolo® Chewy Caramels unwrapped (from 13-oz. pkg.)
1 tablespoon sugar
4 oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating, if desired
In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; mix well.
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.
Heat oven to 375°F. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape
about 1 tablespoon dough around 1 caramel candy, covering completely.
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.
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.
Melt candy coating in small saucepan over low heat, stirring
until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.
SNICKERS BAR COOKIES
350* - ungreased - 12-14 minutes - 4 Doz. cookies
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 brown sugar
2 stick butter softened
2 beaten eggs
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
*14 oz bag of mini Snickers Candy bars (use Milky Way, Butterfinger - anything you like)
Instructions say to cut candy bars in half. I don't, I use whole
Mix everything as usual. I divide the dough into 48 balls then roll dough around a candy bar.
Make certain the dough "seals" in the candy bar and forms a little ball. I sprinkle each ball with a
tiny amount of cocoa, confectioners sugar, finely chopped peanuts, whatever I want.
Bake at 350* on ungreased sheet 12-14 minutes or until a light golden brown.
Choc Chunk Oatmeal w/Pecans & Cherries
40-42 cookies --350* -- 12 minutes -- parchment paper
12 Tblsp butter, softened
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 fcups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups old fashioned or quick oatmeal
1 cup pecans
1 cup dried cranberries or cherries
1/2 bag dark chocolate chips
Heat oven 350*, put parchment on cookie sheets.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt in medium
bowl. In second bowl mix cherries, oats, pecans and
chocolate chips. In mixing bowl bowl beat butter and
sugar at medium speed about 1 min.
Scrape sides of bowl and add egg and vanilla. Beat
about 30 sec. With mixer still running on low gradually
add flour mixture beat 30 sec. With mixer running on low
gradually add oat/nut mixture just until incorporated.
Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls. Slightly flatten with hands
on sheet to 1" thickness. Bake about 12 minutes -
do not overbake.. Cool on sheet.