Friday, January 04, 2008

Chocolate Rolo Cookies

(Recipe courtesy of Cathie B.’s Catering)

Warning: these cookies are probably a little too good, if you know what I mean. If you are working on the virtue of temperance then perhaps you’d better go google-search a nice, safe fruit salad.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 48 chocolate covered caramel candies (Rolos)
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

1.Preheat oven to 375. Cream the butter and sugars. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.

2. Carefully beat in the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt).

3. Refrigerate the dough for an hour or two while you unwrap all those Rolos. (It is helpful to put the Rolos in the fridge, too.) Use a cookie scoop or spoon to make balls with the cold dough. (If it is too sticky, put the dough back in the fridge.) Put an unwrapped Rolo in each blob of dough. Make sure the dough completely covers the Rolo or the caramel might leak out while baking. Roll or dip the little balls of dough into the white sugar.

4. Place on a cookie sheet (I use parchment paper for easy clean-up if some caramel bakes out) and bake for 8 minutes at 375. Let cool for a bit on the pan and then move to a cooling rack.

5. Ingest in large quantities. Pause; wonder if you should have shared with the kids.


Deborah said...

These sound wonderful Margaret! Found you through Barbara - love your recipes. Will be back! ;-)

molly d said...

I made these today with my 6 year old's help. They are amazing!

I spied dark chocolate powder in the baking aisle the other day. I considered it, but wondered if it would "clash" with the milk chocolate Rolos. Any thoughts? I'm such a dark chocolate fan - I think I'll chance it and give it a try next time.

Thanks again, Margaret!! My compliments to Cathie B. too!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Dark chocolate baking powder, Molly? Yum! Try it and let me know what you think. (That is, if I don't beat you to it! :)

joolzmac said...

My goodness! I thought these cookies were a very labour intensive but then as I pulled them out of the oven it became apparent that all my work had been worth it. I let them cool then took a bite......heaven in a biscuit!! Scrum-didly-umptious!!My girls are choc-a-holics so this recipe will become a family favourite. Thank you, Margaret.

Megan said...

OK, I need to stop reading this blog, I'm going to have to make these too. This is not good for a mom whose still trying to loose the baby weight from the baby she had 3 months ago!