Friday, December 10, 2010

Rolo Cookies

This weekend brings one of my favorite Christmas traditions: a cookie exchange.  I love seeing all the different varieties of cookies that people will come up with.....and when I say seeing, I really mean eating. :)

My contribution to the exchange will be Rolo Cookies.  My mother-in-law first introduced me to these yummy cookies when she made them at Christmas time two years ago.  They were soooooo good, I knew I had to try to make them sometime.  

First, I searched for a recipe to use as a guide and found this one from Pillsbury...

Tip: When shaping cookie dough around the Rolo, you want to touch it as little as possible in order to keep the dough cool and easy to work with.  I used the Pampered Chef Tablespoon scoop to measure out the dough, then pressed the Rolo into the dough while still in the scoop.  The only time I touched the dough was to shape it over top of the Rolo.  Worked great, but still got a little messy as you can see. :)

To jazz up the cookies, I drizzled melted vanilla almond bark.  It also gave them a winter-y feel.

My little tweeks to the recipe:

I'm not quite sure how it happened, but I came out short on the dough so I ended up making another half batch of the Pillsbury recipe.  After doing this, I had about 48 cookies.

I also omitted the nuts because I know not everybody is crazy about them.

Lastly, if the cookies cool before you eat them, just stick them in the microwave for 10 seconds to get that just-out-the-oven warmth and gooey, melted caramel center.

So, there they are!  Rolo Cookies.  Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!


  1. I can't wait to try these, Denise! Thanks for sharing the recipe. (Great pics!)

  2. Hi! Looks yummy!
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  3. I LOVE rolo cookies!! They are actually going to be on my blog next week! I love how you drizzled the almond bark! They look amazing!

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  4. Those look amazing!! I'm a new follower from the Saturday hop ~ hope you will stop by & follow me back! : )

    Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

  5. Wow Denise those cookies sure did look yummy! :) Btw thanks for the shout out! HEHE!

  6. UMMM Yummy! Going to remember this one! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Mmmm...have had th rolo pretzels but not the cookies. They look delicious and easy. Do you have a hard time deciding what to make with all the easy access of cookie recipies on blogs? I do...but this may make the cut. :-)

  8. Those look amazing! I love easy cookie recipes. I'll definitely be giving these a try! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day!

  9. Ooo Yummy, I love surprise cookies with something hidden in the middle.

  10. I make a similar cookie using Snickers (the cookie itself is peanut butter). But these sound really good!



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