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Caramel-Pecan Snappers

Chocolate and caramel lovers will snap up these buttery-rich cookies quickly.

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 36

3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup shortening
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup chopped pecans
36
caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons milk
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz), melted, cooled

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 3 inches apart. With greased bottom of glass dipped into sugar, flatten balls slightly. Press 1 teaspoon pecans onto each cookie.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and milk uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute, until smooth. Spoon caramel over cookies; top with chocolate. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Or microwave chips in a microwavable bowl uncovered on Medium (50%) 3 to 4 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.

Bake the cookies, tightly wrap and freeze up to 6 months. When you're ready to serve the cookies, thaw at room temperature and add the caramel and chocolate topping.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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