June 11, 2010

Rolo Cookies

Funny that you can have a recipe for years (I'm talking 8 years) in a cookbook that you use at least once a week, and you skim over it because you think it doesn't sound too spectacular.  That's how it was with this Rolo Cookies recipe from the Favorites cookbook.  My son made them at playgroup and when he brought them home I asked if I could have a bite.  Heavenly!!  Honestly these cookies were the talk of the street for a few days.  If you like chocolate and caramel, I guarantee you will L.O.V.E. these cookies (when my mom tried them at my house she went straight to the store to buy some Rolos so she could make a batch).  Enough blabbing, here's the recipe:

Rolo Cookies (from Favorites)
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
48 Rolos (one bag-- but please do yourself a favor and buy two bags so that you won't yell at your kids when they eat them while unwrapping)
2 Tablespoons sugar

Unwrap Rolos.
Combine flour, cocoa, and soda and set aside.  Beat sugars and butter until well blended; add eggs and vanilla.  Add dry mixture and blend well.  Shape cookies into small balls.  Press Rolo into center of ball (see picture 1) and cover with dough (see picture 2). Roll cookie in sugar.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until tops of cookies are slightly cracked.  Cool on racks.

picture 1
picture 2
(pay no attention to the dirt under my fingernails- I promise I had washed them, I had been doing a lot of gardening and I couldn't get it all out)


Country Girl in the City said...

Oh my!!! I seriously am drooling and want to make these RIGHT NOW. Too bad I don't have Rolos in the house and too bad I'm on a diet. SIGH!!!

Kira said...

I used to have a recipe like that but the dough was a cake mix doctored up. It was DELICIOUS! Thanks for reminding me!

Emily said...


Clements Family said...

love these...though we cheat and use cake mix!
ps...left you an award on my blog

Muranda said...

ha ha...i am so laughing right now. i am just glad i was right about where to find the recipe, i got a little worried for a minute!

Jennie said...

Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe :) We just finished the first batch and they are DE. LISH. Yum!

Country Girl in the City said...

Hi, I'm back. Wanted to let you know that I made these cookies yesterday and they were really yummy. I wrote about them on my blog today.

Thanks for sharing!

Redheadedmom said...

finally just made some of these- I can't wait for them to come out of the oven!!
I'll be linking you on my blog when I say how awesome they are!! :D

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