Caramel Pecan Cookies Recipe

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Caramel Pecan Cookies Recipe
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Caramel Pecan Cookies Recipe

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You’re sure to impress guests with these show-stopping treats. A golden sugar cookie is the base for an artful arrangement of creamy caramel, sweet milk chocolate and crunchy pecan halves.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 24 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 64 pecan halves
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

Cut cookie dough into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine caramels and cream. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until caramel mixture is smooth, stirring once. Spoon onto the center of each cookie; arrange four pecan halves around caramel. In another microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spoon over caramel. Let stand until set. Yield: 16 cookies.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Caramel Pecan Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 224 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 24 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 64 pecan halves
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  1. Cut cookie dough into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  2. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine caramels and cream. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until caramel mixture is smooth, stirring once. Spoon onto the center of each cookie; arrange four pecan halves around caramel. In another microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spoon over caramel. Let stand until set. Yield: 16 cookies.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Caramel Pecan Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p19

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msylvia923 User ID: 135398 143844
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"These cookies are easy to make and have been a key part of my Christmas cookie tray each year. They always get rave reviews."

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