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 Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Chocolate
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Brown sugar -- packed
      1/2   c            Margarine -- or butter/soft
    2       tb           Water
    1       t            Vanilla
    1 1/2   c            Flour
      1/8   ts           Salt
   90                    Pecan halves
    8                    Caramels -- cut in 4ths
                         -----CHOCOLATE GLAZE-----
                         -----FOLLOWS-----
 
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar, margarine, and vanilla. stir
   in flour and salt until dough just holds together. If dough is too
   dry, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water. For each cookie, group 3 pecan
   halves on an ungreased cookie sheet, laying them at angles to each
   other. Take dough by teaspoonsful and shape around caramel piece;
   press firmly onto the center oeach group of nuts. Bake until set but
   not brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool.Dip tops of cookies into Chocolate
   Glaze. Yields about 30 cookies. Chocolate Glaze: Beat 1 cup powdered
   sugar, 1 teaspoon water, 1 ounce (1 square) unsweetened chocolate,
   melted, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth.If necessary, stir in
   water, 1 teaspoon at a time until glaze is of dipping consistency.
   Thesecookies should be made at least 2 weeks before being eaten; they
   will keep 4 to 6 weeks after that.
  
 
 
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