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Caramel-Pecan Snappers

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Caramel-Pecan Snappers
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  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 36
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Chocolate and caramel lovers will snap up these buttery-rich cookies quickly.
Updated Dec 6, 2007

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    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.

Nutrition

150 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 20g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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