Chocolate Surprise Cookies

Chocolate Surprise Cookies

Chocolate Surprise Cookies


Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies


2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 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


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture and 1/2 cup pecans; beat well. Cover dough; refrigerate 15 minutes or until firm enough to roll into balls.
  3. Place remaining 1/2 cup pecans and 1 tablespoon sugar in shallow dish. Roll tablespoonful of dough around 1 caramel candy, covering completely; press one side into nut mixture. Place, nut side up, on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and candies, placing 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack; cool completely.
  5. Place white chocolate in small resealable freezer bag; seal bag. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 2 minutes. Turn bag over; microwave 2 to 3 minutes or until melted. Knead bag until chocolate is smooth. Cut off tiny corner of bag; drizzle chocolate onto cookies. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.

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