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       Title: Caramel Nut Chocolate Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Firmly-packed brown sugar
     2/3 c  Crisco shortening
       1 tb Water
       1 ts Vanilla
       2    Eggs
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
     1/3 c  Cocoa
     1/4 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
      12 oz Miniature semi-sweet
            -chocolate chips
       1 c  Chopped pecans
      20    Caramels; (20 to 25)
            = unwrapped and halved
  
   1. Pre-heat oven to 375F (190C). Place sheets of foil on
   countertop for cooling cookies.
   2. Combine brown sugar, shortening, water and vanilla in
   large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until
   well blended. Beat eggs into creamed mixture.
   3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix into
   creamed mixture at low speed just until blended. Stir in
   chocolate chips.
   4. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch (3 cm) balls. Dip tops in
   chopped pecans. Place 2 inches (5 cm) apart on ungreased
   baking sheet. Press half caramel in center of each cookie.
   5. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375F (190C) for 7
   to 9 minutes, or until cookies are set. DO NOT OVERBAKE.
   Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to
   cool completely.
     Makes about 4 dozen cookies
  
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