Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rolo Cookies

1 cup butter
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ cup cocoa
2 ¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 packages Rolos (40)

In a large bowl mix butter, 1 cup of sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. In medium bowl mix flour, coco, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture. Roll 1 tablespoon cookie dough into a ball; flatten into palm of your hand. Place 1 Rolo in the center; bring sides together and roll into ball. Roll ball in the remaining ¼ white sugar. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.

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First off, these cookies rule. The cookie part tastes almost like brownies and has a great chewy/fudgy texture. And then there's a Rolo in the middle, so how can you lose? I saw this recipe on Bakespace some time ago and was intrigued. So I copied it down for making in the future. I had forgotten that Spryte has a Rolo cookie recipe too and it looks like it's easier to work with. The recipe I made has very sticky dough that was very hard (as in, impossible) to roll into a ball. But I found that it was less sticky after it sat for a bit. So next time I make these I'm going to let the dough rest for 15-20 minutes before I bake them. Still, next time I make them I'll be using Sprytes recipe, they have a little more flour so shouldn't be quite so bad. She recommends using cooking spray on your hands, but I didn't. I should have.

The recipe I used says to mix together the sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla as the first step. I just couldn't do that, I had to mix the sugars and the butter together first. Is that a bad sign? Am I getting snooty? Anyway, that's what I did. I took the sugars and butter and mixed them together. I didn't really cream them, but I mixed them together pretty well. Then I added the egg and vanilla and mixed it all up. Them came the dry mixture. The recipe didn't call for any salt, which always tweaks me out. So I added a little bit. Forgot to get a picture of the dough. Sorry. Then I took big tablespoons, rolled them into a ball and squished them flat in my palm, like the recipe said. Put a Rolo in the middle and brought the sides up. Well, I tried to. It didn't really work like that, the dough was way too sticky. So I wound up just taking big chunks of dough, stuffing a Rolo in the middle and squishing it around till the candy was covered. Then I rolled them in sugar and plopped them onto a parchment lined sheet. Baked them at 350 and there you go. They looked lovely, nice and dark and chocolaty. And tasted even better. These are my new second favorite cookies. First being chocolate chip, of course. Here are a couple more pictures of the middle. I liked this one because it's a good gooey caramel shot. And this is after sitting for an hour, so the caramel is totally set. So I highly recommend these, they are wicked good. They've got me thinking of what other kinds of candy I can fill cookies with. This is a dangerous path folks. Heh.

39 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

You're right, those cookies do rule.

Dawn said...

YUM! You know I would be one of those freaks that would eat the raw cookie dough just to see how it tasted with the Rolo in the middle! LOL
Looks good cooked though! LOL

noble pig said...

Okay that first pic is awesome, it's like a rolo tongue.

Reeni♥ said...

Those are tremendous!!! Remember that commercial: you can roll a rolo to your pal? Please do!!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love that rolo in a middle of a cookie! Awesome!

Hayley said...

I'm a huuuge fan of the whole candy/cookie combo. Always makes for something delicious :)

DynamiteDebbie said...

I'm thinking it's really important for us to learn these tomorrow for homeschool. Science? No, vital skills.

The Duo Dishes said...

Yay candy cookies! Good cookie dough is messy cookie dough that gets all over your fingers.

Spryte said...

Nope!! Mine is wicked sticky too!

I spray my hands with cooking spray to roll them out.

ChefBliss.com said...

OMG, I am salivating. I love Rolo. I love cookies. Need I say more? Well done!!

Bob said...

Joie: Heh, I take it you've had them before?

Dawn: Count me as one of those freaks too. It was good. ;)

noble pig: Heh, thanks! The caramel is actually set, that's the half that pulled out of the cookie when I torn it in half.

Reeni: I would if I could! :)

5 Star Foodie: Thanks!

Hayley: I've had good luck with it myself. :)

Deb: I think that's a good idea, never know when it will come in handy. Heh.

Duo: Well, it was tasty. :)

Spryte: I saw that in your post, but I didn't read it (again, I had read it when you first posted it) till after the cookies were done. Would have made it a lot easier...

ChefBliss: Thanks!

MaryBeth said...

I really don't think a chocolate cookie could get much better than this. WOW!!!!

tamilyn said...

Oh.Yum.Me!

Chocolate and caramel is like limes in my Pacifico-a match made in heaven. I have no eggs, or any Rolos for that matter. Might be stopping at the grocey store after work Thursday morning......

pleasurepalate said...

I love rolos and to see them stuffed and melted inside a cookie is even better. :)

Bob said...

MaryBeth, tamilyn, pleasure palate: Thanks! :)

Maria said...

I love the Rolo inside. What a great cookie!

biz319 said...

Love this recipe! I think next to a Heath bar, a Rolo is second runner up.

Thanks for sharing!

DDpie said...

I really, really, NEED one of those cookies, right now. I'm not jokin' :-))

Bob said...

Maria: Thanks!

biz319: Heath bar. Ok, that's next. I love Heath bars.

DDpie: I know how you feel, I just ate the last one yesterday. I've got the shakes. :)

The Food Hunter said...

these look good. I've seen them done with a peanut butter cup inside too.

Lick My Spoon said...

oh wow. that's all i have to say. wow!! i haven't had a rolo in years...and this just reminded me of how good they are :)

The Brutal Gourmet said...

But Debbie, you can still make it a science lesson! The batter gets stiffer with time. That is because the baking soda has both acid and base dry components which do not begin to react until they get wet. You get acid-base reactions, hydrous reactions, physical characteristics changing due to chemistry -- and cookies!

Bob said...

Food Hunter: I did something like that a while ago, they were good. I should revisit them...

Lick My Spoon: Thanks! I had forgotten about Rolos too, until I started working somewhere that sold them. ;)

Brutal: The best kind of lessons end with cookies.

pigpigscorner said...

The oozing caramel is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to leave you a little note (: I've been making these cookies, well cookies that are very similar to this for about three years, and with just about any cookie if you gradually add in flour, the cookie will become less sticky and easier to work with, and also for an added touch before I bake my cookies, I roll the tops of them in sugar.

Bob said...

pigpig: thanks! :)

Anon: thanks for the tips. :)

Erin said...

What a delicious looking cookie!

Bob said...

Erin: Thanks! :)

Sam said...

They look unbelievably good!

Fuji Mama said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I may have to buy a new keyboard 'cause I think I just drooled on this one!

Bob said...

Sam: Thanks!

Fuji Mama: Heh, drool has never hurt my keyboard. ;)

Stephiehun said...

I made these a few years ago, and they are awesome! The recipe I had said to work with 1/3 of the dough at a time, and to leave the rest in the fridge. It was very easy to work with cold, and not sticky at all.

Bob said...

stephiehun: That's a great idea, thanks! I will definitely try that next time.

Jess said...

I used to eat Rolos with my grandmother. She would have loved these cookies!

Limerick Lass said...

I'm currently recovering from surgery so I've been baking a lot to pass the time and these are one of the things I made! Instead of just doing rolos I found a mixed bag that had rolos, hershey kisses, and reeses peanut butter cups, so I did cookies with those in them. I then brought them into Physical Therapy. They were a HUGE hit.

Anonymous said...

I love these cookies! Easy to make and the taste is wonderful. Chocolate and caramel, could it get any better? =) Love it!

Paige said...

These are even better if you drizzle some melted white chocolate on one half of the cookie and on the other half sprinkle some crushed nuts

Lora Lake said...

I've made these cookies for my buddies at work several times and typically I get "MMMMM!!!". I don't care for chocolate cookies so I substitute equal amounts of flour in place of the cocoa. And, to add to the yumminess, I crumble up Heath candy bars in a bowl and dip one side of the rolled cookie dough into the crumbles. I then place the ball onto the cookie sheet-crumble side up. Then, I sprinkle a pinch of sugar on the top. Yum yum!! ENJOY! ;-)

Lora Lake said...

PS Placing the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes before rolling it around the rolo makes it MUCH less sticky!

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