Chocolate Surprise Cookies

Recipe by Matthew Molus
READY IN: 47mins
YIELD: 42 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside.
  • Beat butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Gradually add flour mixture and 1/2 cup pecans; beat well.
  • Cover dough; refrigerate 15 minutes or until firm enough to roll into balls.
  • Place remaining 1/2 cup pecans and 1 tablespoons sugar in shallow dish. Roll tablespoonful of dough around 1 caramel candy, covering completely; press one side into nut mixture.
  • Place, nut side up, on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with additional dough and candies, placing 3 inches apart.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies to wire rack; cool completely.
  • Place white chocolate chips in a small resealable plastic freezer bag; seal bag.
  • Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 2 minutes. Continue microwaving in one minute intervals at 50% power until melted.
  • Knead bag until chocolate is smooth. Cut off tiny corner of bag; drizzle chocolate onto cookies.
  • Let stand about 30 minute or until chocolate is set.