Chocolate Rolo Cookies

The next in the Christmas cookie series…

Chocolate Rolo Cookies

1 c margarine

1 c sugar

1 c brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 ½ c flour

¾ c cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1 package Rolo Caramels

1 c chopped pecans divided

1 Tbsp sugar

Almond bark

Combine flour, cocoa & soda; set aside.  Cream margarine and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla, beating well. Stir in dry ingredients, mixing well.  Stir in ½ pecans.  Chill dough 1 hour for easier handling.  Meanwhile, remove wrappers from rolos; set aside.  Combine 1 Tbsp sugar and remaining pecans; set aside.  Turn dough on waxed paper and form into 4 sections.  Divide each section into 12 balls.  Enclose a Rolo in center of each covering well.  Dip the top of each cookie into nut and sugar mixture.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Do not overbake. Cool on baking sheet a couple of minutes then remove to cooling rack.

Melt almond bark and drizzle over cookies.

Yield: 4 dozen

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