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Chocolate Carmelitas

No recipe image available.Soft caramel candies are baked inside chocolate cookie dough—then the baked cookies are drizzled with a chocolate glaze. Simply irresistible treats!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
18 soft caramels, cut in half

Chocolate Glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cookies: In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking cocoa and pecans. Mix well. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add the egg, milk and vanilla; continue beating for another 2 minutes. Stir in flour mixture to form soft dough.
  3. Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic and chill 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  5. Mold dough by rounded teaspoons around a each caramel half. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 7 minutes to 8 minutes.
  6. Transfer cookies immediately to wire cookie racks or paper towels to cool. After cookies have cooled, swirl cookies with chocolate glaze.
  7. For Chocolate Glaze: In a small bowl, blend together powdered sugar, corn syrup, cocoa, butter and hot water.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.