Homemade chocolate and caramel Rolo cookies – perfect for anytime!
“Me like cookies!” That’s what Cookie Monster used to say when I was a little girl. Does he still say that? My kids don’t watch Sesame Street, so I’m not sure. I have heard that he does now teach that cookies are “sometimes” foods. But probably not “sometimes I have 5 of them in a row” kind of food. I assume anyway.
Have you ever had a Rolo cookie? For some reason, I associate them with Christmas, but that’s kind of nonsense. There’s nothing about Rolos that scream “CHRISTMAS!” It’s essentially a chocolate cookie wrapped around a Rolo candy. Once they’re cooked in the oven, the Rolo candy melts, revealing all it’s creamyness. They’re just delicious.
The mood struck for me to make these as I found a bag of Rolos that I had stashed away in the freezer. (I also make a delicious chocolate cookie recipe with Peppermint Patties.) I had bought them on clearance after a holiday – maybe Christmas, maybe St. Patrick’s Day – I dunno. But I had stashed them away so that I wouldn’t eat them right away.
One day I found them in there and the mood struck to make these cookies. So I did! In a little way, I felt a little Christmas-y. Which, as I’ve said, is nonsense. These cookies are good all the time. All. The. Time.
Don’t wait for Christmas to make these cookies!
- 1 cup butter , softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 ½ cups flour
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 40-48 Rolo candies
- Cream eggs, sugar, vanilla and butter til fluffy.
- Mix flour, cocoa and baking soda.
- Add dry ingredients; mix well.
- Chill 10-15 minutes.
- Place 1 tablespoon dough around 1 Rolo.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 7-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Cool 2 minutes, then finish cooling on rack.
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.