Saturday, December 13, 2008

Rolo Cookies

If you are looking for a nice gooey, caramel-filled chocolate cookie...here's a recipe for you. They've been a Christmas favorite at our place for some years...since the time my sister was employed at Nestle Canada and had access to Rolos in abundance! Now it seems I'm always on a mad hunt just before Christmas, looking for Rolos. This year I found them at the third store...but they were all out of the regular Rolos, and had only the jumbo sized or a bag of minis. I used Rolo minis this year...and they work great! The cookies are a wee bit smaller...but nicer for the Christmas trays.


Rolo Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon sugar
48 Rolo candies (or one bag Rolo minis)

Cream 1 cup butter together with the brown and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs...beat well. Add flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Stir in a half cup of the chopped pecans.

In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup chopped pecans with 1 tablespoon sugar. With floured hands, wrap 1 tablespoon of dough around a Rolo, covering completely. Press one side of dough/ball into pecan sugar mixture. Place, nuts side up, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes, or until set and slightly cracked. Cool two minutes...remove from pans.


10 comments:

  1. I would love to try this cookie, Judy! Now I will be on the hunt for Rolos. I am doing more baking than I thought I would this year but it is oh so much fun trying new recipes as well as the traditional ones!

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  2. I thought I was done baking, but I was wrong! I'm going to make these - Thanks!

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  3. I LOVE Rolos. Great....like BJ I am thinking that now I have yet another cookie to bake! Grin...that is okay. This looks like a sure bet!

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  4. Mmmmmm.... those look scrumptious ..
    I doing more baking this Christmas too and this cookie is just one more that demands doing... Rolos are GF.. I just checked...and the flour is easily adjusted.

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  5. And now the hunt for Rolos begins... ;) These look fantasic!

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  6. I feel like Betty. I'm trying more recipes than ever, but they all look so good and tested.
    No wonder we need to keep going to the PUMP House.

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  7. Chocolate and caramel? My ears definetly perked up! I thought I was done too . . . but I have another idea . . . can you bring some on Sunday? I will be buying mini rolos when I see them.

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  8. I made these tonight and they turned out perfectly. Thank you! I love this site!

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  9. I've never seen them rolled in pecans before. Interesting. I think I like them plain better :)

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  10. These were a huge hit! Thanks for the recipe!

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