Mix sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour,
cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie
sheet. Flatten slightly with greased bottom of glass dipped into sugar. Press pecans
Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until set but not brown.
Cool slightly; remove
from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
Place caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave uncovered on HIGH
for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Spoon over cookies.
Place 1/4 cup of the chocolate morsels in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave
uncovered on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup chocolate morsels until
smooth. If necessary, microwave 10 to 20 seconds or until mixture can be stirred
smooth. Spoon chocolate over caramel. Cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Posted by Marla at Recipe Goldmine 10/15/2001 10:01 am.