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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

"Chocolate cookie dough is wrapped around caramel filled chocolate candies. We have these at Christmas time each year. They are delicious! Hope you enjoy them too."
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3 h servings 253 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and cocoa. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup nuts with the 1 tablespoon sugar. Divide the dough into 4 parts. Work with one part at a time, leaving the remainder in the refrigerator until needed. Divide each part into 12 pieces. Quickly press each piece of dough around a chocolate covered caramel. Roll into a ball. Dip the tops into the sugar mixture. Place sugar side up, 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool for 3 to 4 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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These cookies were a big hit at my Cookie Exchange party. I used Rolos, and I did notice that the cookies were much better warm than when they had cooled... Rolo caramel is a little hard and c...

Most helpful critical review

Used Rolos. Good, but not great. Probably will not make again.

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These cookies were a big hit at my Cookie Exchange party. I used Rolos, and I did notice that the cookies were much better warm than when they had cooled... Rolo caramel is a little hard and c...

I decided to make these last night for a family reunion coming up-I read ALL 130 reviews before starting and was prepared to do battle with sticky dough and a time consuming process. Well, I ha...

This is an EXCELLENT cookie! They turned out wonderful!!! I read all of the advise of the other reviewers. I added an extra 1/4 c. flour and 1/3 c. cocoa and added 1/2 t. salt, and left out the ...

Part drop cookie, part chewy brownie, 100% fabulous!! Could not find Rolos at my grocery store, so used the caramel-filled Hershey's kisses with great results. For those who find the dough too s...

These cookies were a hit with everyone who tried them. I used Caramellow bars for my chocolate caramel in the center. It was perfect. I bought 3 large bars, each bar gives you 18 squares. Th...

Update 12/2005-I made these again this year and the first batch used 1/2 butter & 1/2 butter flavored Crisco. Forgot to do so for 2nd batch - the 1/2 and 1/2 works MUCH better & holds shape! Als...

excellent cookie! I used rolos and put the candies in the freezer for a couple of hours. The caramel didn't ooze out while baking.

These were a hit at my family reunion. They taste a bit like a turtle brownie. I tried both Rolo's and Hershey's Caramel's with a chocolate center...sorry I can't recall the exact name. I prefer...

My sister and I really liked these cookies. My husband thought they were just average. Unlike other users, I did not think they were that difficult to make. It is alot easier if you coat your...