Chocolate Caramel Cookies

We love chocolate covered caramel pecan candies --chewy caramel, pecans, covered in delicious chocolate. A quick search through my cupboards revealed all the ingredients, so I decided to try a cookie version of the candy. We LOVED them. I hope you will too.

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup caramel bits
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix in well. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture in three parts. Stir in caramel, chocolate chips coconut, and pecans. Scoop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Cool on racks. Makes 5 dozen. Enjoy!
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