Chocolate Surprise Cookies
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks0 butter
1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
½ cups plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1 package (9 ounces), caramels coated in milk chocolate (I used rolo candy)
3 squares (1 ounce each) white chocolate, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 375˚F. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl set aside.
Place remaining ½ cup pecans and 1 tablespoon sugar in shallow dish. Roll tablespoonful of dough around 1 caramel candy, cover completely; press one side into nut mixture. Place nut side up, on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with additional dough and candies, place 3 inches apart.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely.
Drizzle with chocolate. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.