Since it is cookie baking season, I thought I would share a family favorite recipe with you. These cookies are an absolute hit everywhere I have ever brought them. They are really rich and are perfect as a decadent holiday cookie to add to your tray.
Gather all your ingredients.
Cream your butter in the mixer. You can tell it is 'creamed' when the color is slightly lighter (about 2 minutes).
Add your sugars and beat well.
Add your eggs and beat well.
Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking soda in a separate bowl.
Add the cocoa mixture to the egg mixture and blend together. Add the vanilla and mix until evenly blended. This is a very thick dough. You may have to incorporate the last bit by hand so you don't stress your mixer.
Once the dough is mixed, refrigerate for an hour. The reason for this is that it keeps the dough from completely melting when baking and it keeps it's shape so the caramel stays hidden inside.
While your dough is chilling, finely chop your pecans and mix them with your sugar.
Unwrap your chocolate.
When your dough is chilled, take a tablespoon full and wrap it around the chocolate.
After you have wrapped the dough around the chocolate candy, dip it in the sugar pecans.
Put your cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet a couple of inches apart with the pecans facing up.
Bake in a 375°F oven for 8 minutes exactly. They may look not quite done but I found that if I cooked them longer, they melted down and the caramel inside melted. It still tastes AMAZING but it kind of ruins the hidden surprise element.
And Voila....hidden treasure inside.
For a quick recipe that everyone will love try Nan's Christmas Toffee
A crowd pleaser every time.
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