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Chocolate Caramel Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Cookies Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 244 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Caramel Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"Awesomely good"

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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

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

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."

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.)"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"These are one of the best cookies ever!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

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

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"excellent! Not too sweet!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"these cookies are so yummy! i mean, how can you go wrong with chocolate, caramel, and pecans?!? i totally recommend this recipe for everyone!"

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