Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Caramel Pecan Cookies

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: makes 2 dozen cookies
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Cooking Method: Bake


1/2 c butter, softened
1 c plus 1 tsp sugar, divided
1 c light brown sugar, tightly packed
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 c all purpose flour
3/4 c baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 c chopped pecans, divided by 1/2 cup
1 pkg 13 oz package rolo candies
1 c peanut butter
1/2 c semi-sweet mini chocloate chips

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Cathi Mims Recipe
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Lees Summit, MO (pop. 303,645)
Member Since Dec 2012
Cathi's notes for this recipe:
When a friend was describing what the perfect cookie would be if it existed, I decided to create a recipe to give her as a Christmas present. The following recipe is what I came up with and was a huge hit with her and her family.
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Whoa...what an ingredient combo! What a great surprise when you bite into the middle of a scrumptious cookie and find even more scrumptious caramel!


Preheat over to 375 degrees.
In large mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda in a separate bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans and mini chocolate chips.
Shape dough by tablespoonfuls around each Rolo. In a small bowl, combine remaining pecans and sugar; dip each cookie halfway into pecan mixture
Place cookie nut side up on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until top is slightly cracked. Cool for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Feb 22, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Feb 22, 2013
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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Feb 22, 2013
Congrats on your first Blue Ribbon, Cathi!!
user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Feb 22, 2013
Wow, congratulations Cathi, on your blue ribbon...I am going to have to close my eyes, so I do not see how good they look..I can not make another dessert right now! I am going to save for later.
user Anna Mae Kantor bluelady - Feb 26, 2013
Oh boy!! What a yummy combination of ingredients!!! Congratulations on your first blue ribbon on your first recipe posted. We'll be waiting for more recipes to come--I hope. And by the way--Welcome to Just a Pinch!! You will just love it here.

I will be making these cookies in the near future. Thanks for sharing.

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