• Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 17 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 (13 ounce) package Rolo candies

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.
  • Shape dough by tablespoonfuls around each candy. In a small bowl, combine remaining pecans and sugar; dip each cookie halfway. Place with nut side up on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-10 minutes or until top is slightly cracked. Cool for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.