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Choco-Caramel Delights Recipe
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2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 egg, separated
2 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. finely chopped pecans
Caramel Filling (recipe follows)
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. shortening
In small mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, egg yolk, milk and vanilla
until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; blend into
butter mixture. Chill dough at least 1 hour or until firm enough to
handle. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Beat
egg white slightly. Shape dough into 1" balls. Dip each ball into
egg whites; roll in pecans to coat. Place 1" apart on prepared
cookie sheet. Press thumb gently in center of each ball. Bake 10-12
minutes or until set. While cookies bake, prepare Caramel Filling.
Press center of each cookie again with thumb to make indentation.
Immediately spoon about 1/2 teaspoon Caramel Filling in center of
each cookie. Carefully remove to wire racks to cool completely. In
small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and shortening.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until softened; stir. Allow to
stand several minutes to finish melting; stir until smooth. Place
waxed paper under wire racks with cookies. Drizzle chocolate mixture
over top of cookies.
Caramel Filling: In small saucepan, combine 14 unwrapped light
caramels and 3 tablespoons whipping cream. Cook over low heat,
stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is
Yields: about 2 dozen cookies
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