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Caramel-Filled Maple-Pecan Cookies

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How can anyone say no to Caramel-Filled Maple-Pecan Cookies? So sweet and delicious, you're going to love these!

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Ingredients

  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 24 Kraft caramels
  • 4 teaspoons half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Details

Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 45mins

Preparation

Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sugar and extract; mix well. Gradually add flour, beating well after each addition.

Microwave caramels and half-and-half in small microwaveable bowl on high 1 1/2 minutes or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 minute. Cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile, shape dough into 48 (1 inch) balls. Roll in nuts until evenly coated. Place, 2 inches apart, on parchment covered baking sheets. Indent centers.

Pour caramel sauce into resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to squeeze caramel sauce into indentations in dough.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

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