Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies

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Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies

Delicate pastry wraps chewy caramel and chocolate in this winning cookie.

  • prep time1 hr 15 min
  • total time
  • ingredients12
  • servings48


2 1/2 cups flour Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans
48 Rolo® Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate, unwrapped (from 13-oz. pkg.)
1 tablespoon sugar
4 oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating, if desired


  • 1  In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; mix well.
  • 2  In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, brown sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. Add flour mixture; blend well. Stir in 1/2 cup of the pecans. If necessary, cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 3  Heat oven to 375°F. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 tablespoon dough around 1 caramel candy, covering completely.
  • 4  In small bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup pecans and 1 tablespoon sugar. Press one side of each ball into pecan mixture. Place, nut side up, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 5  Bake at 375°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 6  Melt candy coating in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.





Calendar Day; March 19, 2015

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Thursday, the 19th of March, 2015 is the 78th day in 2015 and in the 12th calendar week.
General Events:
Let’s Laugh Day
March 19, 2015 in the World
Celebrated annually, around the world, March 19th is Let’s Laugh Day.
We have all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine” so this is the day to take your medicine.
Some studies have shown that laughter may boost your immune system, relieve tension and help you relax.  Who does not need any of those things in our busy and hectic world?
So March 19th, let us all, laugh all day!
Elsa Maxwell: Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
Where is the event?
Poultry Day 2015
March 19, 2015 in the World
Oh yes, it’s a fowl, fowl day – Poultry Day, that is!
Poultry Day takes place on March 19, 2015. Chicken, turkey and other birds we commonly consume are celebrated on this day. Poultry is a category of domesticated birds kept by humans for the purpose of collecting their eggs, or killing for their meat and/or feathers. Poultry is the second most widely eaten meat in the world, accounting for about 30% of meat production worldwide, after pork at 38%.
Chicken meat contains about two to three times as much polyunsaturated fat as most types of red meat when measured by weight. A 100g serving of baked chicken breast contains 4 grams of fat and 31 grams of protein, compared to 10 grams of fat and 27 grams of protein for the same portion of broiled, lean skirt steak.
Where is the event?
Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day
March 19, 2015 in San Juan Capistrano, California
Mission San Juan Capistrano, the 7th of 21 missions in what was known as Alta California, is often called as the “jewel of the missions.” While it’s known for its beautiful courtyards and lush landscaping, it’s also famous for its birds – swallows, to be exact.
The swallows that make their homes in the nooks and crannies of the mission buildings are said to migrate annually to Argentina in October, and return to their spring and summer home in San Juan Capistrano in March. Each year, on March 19, the mission marks a double celebration: the traditional feast of St. Joseph, and the return of the swallows.
The significance of the swallows dates back centuries ago, as legend has it, when a local innkeeper destroyed the mud nests of local swallows, and the swallows soon took refuge in the mission buildings. Mission padres observed that the migrating birds’ return roughly coincided with St. Joseph’s Day on the church calendar, March 19.
The return-of-the-swallows celebration has achieved international prominence since then – and even inspired a hit song in the 1940s, “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide San Juan Capistrano, California
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
March 19, 2015 in the USA
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is a national letter-writing campaign where kids receive letters of support, love and encouragement from parents and adults. It only takes a few minutes to jot a note that will be remembered and appreciated for a lifetime. The positive impact of these letters on kids is what Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is all about.
Don’t you think, that the other kids are good, but your kid is incredible? Amazing Incredible Kids Day (AIKD) reminds parents that all kids are amazing! Every child deserves the chance to feel special – when is the last time you told them that? The day was created by Campfire USA as a day to show kids they are loved and cared for. It is held annually on the third Thursday in March.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 19, 2015 in the USA
The union of chocolate and caramel is arguably one of the greatest flavor combinations ever conceived by man. These two ingredients appear in countless candy bars, ice cream flavors, confections, and desserts.
Did you know that Milton Hershey began his career at a caramel company? In the late 1800s he began experimenting with ways to improve caramel candy and found some German-built machines for manufacturing chocolate. His attention would eventually shift completely to chocolate, but Hershey’s first product was a chocolate-covered caramel!
To celebrate National Chocolate Caramel Day, enjoy some of your favorite goodies made with chocolate and caramel. Enjoy!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 19th March:
1279 – A Mongolian victory at the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.
1644 – 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide in loyalty to the Emperor
1702 – James II’s daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
1748 – Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize north American colonies
1883 – Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes
1885 – Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Sask
1920 – US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations’ covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
1921 – Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded
1937 – Astronomer Fritz Zwicky publishes his research on stellar explosion in which he coins the term “supernova” and hypothesizes that they were the origin of cosmic rays
1946 – French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas “departments” of France
1965 – The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction
1969 – British invade Anguilla
1972 – India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
1978 – 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
1982 – Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K
1990 – 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
1994 – Largest omelet (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
2003 – Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion


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