Chocolate Caramel Cookies

2-1/4 cups flour
3/4 cups cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup pecans, chopped
48 Rolos (9 ounces)
1 teaspoon sugar

Level off flour into bowl; add cocoa and baking soda. Blend well. In Cusinart, beat sugars and margarine until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; pulse well. Add flour mixture; stir in 1/2 cup pecans. With floured hands, shape 1 teaspoon dough around 1 Rolo. Combine 1/2 cup pecans and 1 tablespoon sugar. Press 1 side of each ball into the mixture. Place nut-side up 2 inches apart. Bake at 370F for 7-9 minutes. Cool 2 minutes; collect and serve after cooled.

Servings: 2 dozen

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana