Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rolo Cookies &Turtle Pretzels

Rolo cookies..what can I say? They're a tasty chocolate cookie with a rolo inside! You would never expect it either, until you bite into it and caramel (or carmel) gushes out. These are really good warm when the caramel is still gooey, but still also really good after they've cooled. When Christmas, (or anytime really) rolls around don't forget about these as they would make an excellent addition to a cookie platter. And if you have left over Rolos you can make turtle pretzels! Ever had them? They're super easy, delicious and addicting like no other! I wouldn't even consider it a recipe, this is all you do: **REMINDER: Don't forget to enter the giveaway! You have until Saturday night!

Turtle Pretzels:
Rolos
Mini Pretzels
Nuts (peanuts and almonds work well)
Melted chocolate for drizzling (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place pretzels on baking sheet and top with rolo. Put in oven until rolo is soft, but not melted; about 2 minutes. Remove from oven and place nut on top. You can also drizzle a little bit of extra chocolate on top if you want to get fancy, but completely not neccessary. Let cool.
Rolo Cookies
two peas and their pod

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup cocoa

1 cup butter, at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Bag of Rolo candies, unwrapped

Sugar (for rolling the cookie dough balls in)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a medium blow, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
3. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract. Mix until blended.
4. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture and blend well. Take a spoonful of chocolate cookie dough and wrap around one Rolo candy. Make sure Rolo is completely covered with cookie dough. Roll dough ball in sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue until you run out of cookie dough.
5. Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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5 comments:

  1. lol i guess i'll just have to give u more next time :)

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  2. WE love these cookies at our house. I haven't tried the turtles yet. But they sound fab.

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  3. I know, i'm surprised i'm just now trying these things! The turtles are a good snack, they should come with a warning though cuz it's too easy to eat way too many of them!

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