I’m sure that, like me, many of you have heard rumors on Pinterest & other social sites of a mythic cookie that boasts a Rolo candy in its center! Well, I’m here to tell you that they are not a myth. They are REAL!! And de-licious!
I’ve seen variations of this cookie posted around, but none have ever captured me enough to want to make them. Most of them are a chocolate cookie, or peanut butter, with a Rolo candy in the middle. I love the idea of the Rolo, but none of the cookie dough recipes ever appealed to me much. That is … until … my amazingly awesome hair stylist, Danielle at the Me Salon, mentioned that she & her husband made them with a chocolate chip cookie dough. For some reason, this very simple & obvious idea had never occurred to me before.
Light Bulb! A few days later, I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, added a Rolo to the middle, and baked them to chocolatey, gooey, caramely perfection. My 4/yo daughter, who is obsessed with all things caramel, almost fainted when she ate her first one. Yes, they are that good … and so, so, so simple!! Next time you want to impress all your friends with a “fancy” cookie, make these! (just don’t tell them how easy it is)
This recipe was adapted from Very Best Baking.
In order to “stuff” my cookies with the Rolo candies, I used my favorite cookie scoop to portion out all the dough. I then mashed a Rolo into the center of each dough ball & smushed the dough evenly around the candy. You’ll want to make sure you use silicone baking mats, or parchment paper, to line your sheets. Some of the cookies will leak a little caramel through their bottom dough … making them even yummier than the rest!
Of course, you don’t have to be as closed-minded as I was. You can stuff a Rolo inside whatever your favorite cookie dough recipe is! Get creative with them … there’s really no such thing as a yucky cookie!