Chocolate dough balls are rolled in chopped pecans, indented in the centers, then baked and filled with melted caramels for luscious elegant cookies.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 21 servings
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, slightly softened
2/3 cup sugar
3 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted, cooled
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans
18 KRAFT Caramels
2 Tbsp. milk
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add chocolate, egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour; beat until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until well chilled.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in pecans; press pecans gently into dough to secure. Place, 1 inch apart, on ungreased baking sheets. Make indentation in center of each ball with your thumb.
Bake 12 to 14 min. or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks; cool completely.
Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after 30 sec. Spoon evenly into centers of cookies; cool until set.
For best results, do not substitute margarine for the butter in this recipe as it will cause the dough to spread excessively on the baking sheet as the cookies bake. Also to help minimize the spreading, make sure that the dough is well chilled before rolling into balls.
Store cookies in single layers in a tightly covered container with sheets of wax paper between each layer to prevent the cookies from sticking together.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
About 3-1/2 doz. or 21 servings, two cookies each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.