Chocolate Caramel Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Caramel Cookies Recipe

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This is my favorite recipe for bake sales and bazaars. Each delightfully sweet chocolate cookie has a fun caramel surprise in the middle, thanks to Rolo candy. Dipped in pecans before baking, they look so nice that they sell in a hurry.
TOTAL TIME: Prep:25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep:25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 package (13 ounces) Rolo candies

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 244 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.
  2. Shape dough by tablespoonfuls around each candy. In a small bowl, combine remaining pecans and sugar; dip each cookie halfway.
  3. Place with nut side up on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes or until top is slightly cracked. Cool for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Caramel Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p29

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charlotterusse User ID: 6007409 257137
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2016

"I have made these for years. I use a small cookie scoop; fill almost full of dough; push Rolo about half way down into the dough so that is oozes out around the Rolo, push the edges of the dough together and release into the pecans. Easier than doing it with your hands. My kids, grand kids and great grand kids love them."

_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 250406
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"These are a very good cookie. My oldest grandson loves caramel and chocolate so this is one of his favorite cookies."

ohhhmeohhhmy User ID: 4351587 18740
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"Awesomely good"

Chickiebutt User ID: 6658553 24087
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"I'm not thrilled how thses cookies look... They taste ok, but I will probably not make them again. I might try subsitiute the surgar for powdered sugar."

dulce24 User ID: 6847127 23006
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"I've been wanting to make these cookies for years,and when I finally decided to make them I was very disappointed because for me they were way too sweet,however I liked their texture,chewy inside and crispy outside,and I found that the caramel texture gets better the day after because it gets denser.I will probably not make them again."

sammycorny User ID: 3282426 48116
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Awesome recipe!! For easier handling, chill dough for a couple of hours before forming dough around Rolo's."

wmbldowr User ID: 3291166 202874
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"I had the ingredients, the Rolo's and picked this recipe. It all turned out perfect. Perfect dough texture and it made me feel like a pro. My family loves them."

jadelin User ID: 4931716 83926
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"These are very good. The dough is very thick and stiff, almost like playdough, but the cookies turn out crisp on the outside with an oozing caramel center. I forgot to mix in the pecans so I only added them to the outside and they were still great. I also ran out of rolos at the end, and even those last five cookies were still really good. Note that this recipe makes 5 dozen cookies! (30 servings of 2 cookies each.)"

Wendy0015 User ID: 3567118 48114
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"These are one of the best cookies ever!"

lilchuckbear User ID: 4517183 48113
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"My husband couldn't stop eating them. They are wonderful - I will make them again!!"

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