Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Caramel Pecan Cookies

Cathi Mims


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.

★★★★★ 4 votes
makes 2 dozen cookies
20 Min
30 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!


1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
plus 1 tsp sugar, divided
1 c
light brown sugar, tightly packed
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


1Preheat over to 375 degrees.
2In 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.
3Shape dough by tablespoonfuls around each Rolo. In a small bowl, combine remaining pecans and sugar; dip each cookie halfway into pecan mixture
4Place 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.

About Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Caramel Pecan Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids