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Caramel Pecan Cookies

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Have you ever tried Duncan Hines Caramel Cake mix?  It is soooooo good!  As a general rule, I use Duncan Hines when I bake cakes by mix.  This is one of the BEST flavors out there.  A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe for German Chocolate Cake cookies that use a cake mix for the cookies.  The cookies turned out so yummy that I decided to try a different cake flavor….caramel!  These caramel cookies are topped with chocolate and pecans– a perfect fall treat!


  • 1 box of Caramel cake mix
  • 1/3c. softened margarine
  • 1/2 box of cream cheese (4 oz.)
  • 1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 24-30 chocolate stars or kisses
  • 24-30 pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together margarine and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add egg, stirring until smooth.
  • Blend in melted chocolate.
  • Add cake mix last and stir until combined.  Use your hands to knead mixture into a heavy cookie dough.
  • Make evenly- size small balls of dough (I use a Small Cookie Scoop) and place on cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and press chocolate (star or kiss) into center of cookie.  Return to oven for 1 minute.
  • Press pecan into softened chocolate on the top of each cookie.  Cool until chocolate is hardened.
  • ENJOY!!

My thoughts– easy easy easy and wonderful caramel yummy-ness!  you can’t go wrong with these cookies!


About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

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