Preheat oven to 350°F.
Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in corn syrup, egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour, baking soda and salt until combined.
Stir in caramel bits and pecans.
Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Lightly sprinkle salt over cookies and press into the dough.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 to 2 minutes on pan; remove from pan to wire rack.