RECIPE

Caramel Surprise

This recipe was sent from rachaelray.com visitor, Elaine Nakaska. “This is an oowy/goowy caramel suprise. It has become the official cookie of Red Deer, Alberta Canada.”, says Elaine.

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 40 caramel candies, such as Rolo brand

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, cream margarine, then beat in white and brown sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, beat well.

Add flour, cocoa and baking soda: blend well. Stir in pecans.

Shape 1 tablespoon of dough around 1 rolo caramel making sure it is completely covered.

In a small bowl combine the 2 topping ingredients together. Press one side of each ball into the topping mixture and place nut side up on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack.

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