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Chocolate Surprise Cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1   cups packed light brown sugar
cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1 package (9 ounces) caramels coated in milk chocolate
3 squares (1 ounce each) white chocolate, coarsely chopped

 

Pan: Ungreased cookie sheet

Oven: 375'

Time: 10 to 12 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

 

  1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl: set aside.

  2. Beat butter, brown sugar and cup granulated sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  4. Gradually add flour mixture and cup pecans; beat well.

  5. Cover dough; refrigerate 15 minutes or until firm enough to roll into balls.

  6. Place remaining cup pecans and 1 tablespoon sugar in shallow dish.

  7. Roll tablespoonful of dough around 1 caramel candy, covering completely.

  8. Press one side into nut mixture.

  9. Place, nut side up, on ungreased cookie sheet.

  10. Repeat with additional dough and candies, placing 3 inches apart.

  11. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. 

  12. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes.

  13. Transfer cookies to wire rack; cool completely

  14. Place white chocolate pieces in small zip-lock plastic food storage bag; seal bag. 

  15. Microwave at medium (50% power) 2 minutes. 

  16. Turn bag over;

  17. Microwave 2 to 3 minutes or until melted.

  18. Knead bag until chocolate is smooth. 

  19. Cut off tiny corner of bat:

  20. Drizzle chocolate onto cookies.

  21. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.

 

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