Ooh I am so excited to share this recipe with you. And, I may have just found the perfect chocolate/caramel cookie! Meet my Rolo Chocolate Cookies.
Since I have been wanting to make these cookies for absolutely ages, I finally got round to it yesterday, while I was also baking my Chocolate Orange Citrus Bundt Cake.
While using the recipe from my Monster Mini Egg Cookies as a starting point, I jiggled things about a bit. Especially changing from light brown sugar to dark muscavado sugar and adding some cocoa, amongst other things. Resulting in my humble opinion, the best soft chocolate cookie that I’ve made so far!
Oh my, these Rolo Chocolate Cookies are the stuff of dreams. Or to put it in the words of our children, like the ones you get at Sainsbury’s!
Instead, the difference is that I know exactly what has gone into these cookies and their smell as they are baking. And as you may know, I adore the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven, chocolate cookies are right up there with the bread, in terms of deliciously teasing aromas.
Because I am a self proclaimed Cookie Monster, sometimes I want a nice crisp biscuit that I can dunk in my cup of tea like my Lemon Shortbread Cookies and other times I want to bite into a soft, yielding cookie. Exactly the type of cookie that goes really well with a glass of ice cold milk – these Rolo Chocolate Cookies are it.
Chewy, ooey and gooey.
Yep I know that sounds like cartoon characters 😉.
So, if you like chocolate cookies, you’ll love these Rolo Chocolate Cookies.
Recipe: Rolo Chocolate Cookies makes 18-20
225g/8oz Soft Dark Brown Muscavado Sugar
150g/5oz Unsalted Butter- at room temperature
1Tsp Vanilla Bean Paste – I use Nielsen-Massey if you don’t have any paste you can substitute 2tsp of vanilla extract
1 Large Free Range Egg – plus 1 Large Free Range Egg Yolk
50g/2oz Cocoa Powder – I use Callebaut
225g/8oz Plain White Flour
1/2tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1/4tsp of Sea Salt – I use Maldon
4-6 packs of Nestle Rolos – depending on how decadent you want your cookies – I’m not going to lie, I went for the full 6 packets!!!
Making The Rolo Chocolate Cookie Batter
Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan, gas mark 3, 325F
- First of all, place the sugar and butter in a large bowl and whisk for 5 minutes until pale and creamy. Importantly whisking for 5 minutes and then again after adding the eggs is very important to the finished texture of the cookie.
- Add the vanilla bean paste and the eggs and continue whisking for a further 5 minutes.
- Sift in the cocoa, flour and sodium bicarbonate into the bowl.
- Add 4 packets of Rolos.
Portioning The Cookies On The Baking Sheet
- Using a metal spoon, gently stir all of the ingredients together, trying not to bash the Rolos too much.
- Line 3 baking trays with baking parchment.
- Using a medium sized ice cream scoop, scoop mounds of cookie dough onto the baking trays. Leave a decent gap between each mound as these cookies spread.
- Top each cookie with a single Rolo.
Baking The Rolo Topped Cookies
- Bake the cookies in the centre of the oven for exactly 15 minutes.
- The cookies will still be very soft after the baking time has elapsed.
- As soon as the cookies are baked remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on the baking tray.
Once cooled store the Rolo Chocolate Cookies in an airtight container. It is important to separate each layer of cookies with baking parchment. Because these cookies can get very sticky where the caramel oozes out and like to hang on to each other in the tin.
I tell you this from experience 😉.
Also, if you have any Easter chocolate left, you could break it up and add it to these cookies instead of the Rolos, or melt it and use it in my Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites.
If you had a look of horror on your face when I suggested ‘leftover chocolate’ fear not I happily bought the Rolos for these yummy Rolo Chocolate Cookies!!
In our home we have have an ‘eating chocolate’ stash and a completely separate ‘cooking/blogging chocolate’ stash. Although sometimes the lines are blurred – when the need arises, either way!
So, can you keep chocolate in the house without it constantly ‘calling to you’?
If you’ve enjoyed these Rolo Chocolate Cookies here are some other cookie recipes that you may also like:
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