Choco-Caramel Delights

Choco-Caramel Delights
Choco-Caramel Delights

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

10

minutes

SERVINGS

2

dozen

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

10

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter or marg., softened

  • 1 egg, separated

  • 2 Tbsp. milk

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

  • Caramel Filling:

  • 14 unwrapped light caramels

  • 3 Tbsp. whipping cream

  • Drizzle:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp. shortening

Directions

In small mixer bowl, beat sugar, butter, egg yolk, milk and vanilla until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; blend into butter mixture. Chill dough at least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Beat egg white slightly. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in pecans to coat. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet. Press thumb gently in center of each ball. Bake 10-12 mins. or until set. While cookies bake, prepare Caramel Filling. Press center of each cookie again with thumb to make indentation. Immediately spoon 1/2 tsp. caramel filling in center of each cookie. Carefully remove to wire racks to cool completely. Caramel Filling: In small saucepan, combine unwrapped caramels and whipping cream. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. In small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave at High 1 minute or until softened; stir. Allow to stand several minutes to finish melting; stir until smooth. Place waxed paper under wire racks with cookies. Drizzle chocolate mixture over top of cookies.

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