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My New Favorite Cookie Recipe: Chewy, Crinkly Chocolate Chunk Rolo Cookies

13 Mar

Everyday people do amazing things, and far too often their actions go unnoticed. While being fully aware of every single thing that every person does is next to impossible, it is important to celebrate even the small things when you do notice them. Being appreciative and thoughtful never goes out of style.

Next time that your neighbor watches your pets while you’re out of town or your friend gives you some of her hand-me-down clothes, bake them a batch of these delicious cookies to show your thanks. Or just make a batch and bring them to your school or work to share with the people who enhance your life on a daily basis.

Especially during Girl Scout cookie season, it’s nice to have a batch of gooey, preservative-free cookies. Bake up a batch of these ASAP and share them with the people you love. Nothing beats a homemade showing of love, especially when that something is delicious cookies!

These may be my very favorite cookies ever, and that’s saying a lot because I’m a major cookie fiend. Although my Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars were absolutely delicious, their large size and thickness made them a bit too over-the-top for me, so I decided to adapted them into single-serving chocolate chip cookies. With the individual cookies, I decided to swap rolos in for the salted caramel sauce. I also used chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips because I was all out of the chips. By sticking to thinner cookies instead of bars, the crinkly tops and chewy insides of this amazing cookie recipe really stood out.

Chewy, Crinkly Chocolate Chunk Rolo Cookies

Yield: ABout 30 cookies
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tsp baking soda
  • ½ Tsp salt
  • 12 Tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chunks, made from dicing dark and milk chocolate Hershey’s Miniatures
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Unwrap 30 rolos and set them aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine  flour, salt, and baking soda, then set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until thoroughly combined, then add in the egg, yolk, and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  5. Slowly pour in the flour mixture, beating at low-speed just until combined, then stir in chocolate  chunks.
  6. Start with about 1/4 cup of cookie dough in your hand and flatten it out. Next place your rolo in the center of the flattened cookie dough. Then start to roll the sides of the dough up around the candy, adding more cookie dough as needed. Space the cookies at least 2 inches apart on your cookie sheets because they spread out.
  7. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes. Rotate the cookie tray around 6 minutes into the cooking time to ensure that all of the cookies are evenly cooked.
  8. Allow your cookies to cool on wire cooling racks if your willpower allows it.

What’s your favorite cookie recipe?

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8 Responses to “My New Favorite Cookie Recipe: Chewy, Crinkly Chocolate Chunk Rolo Cookies”

  1. mystudentstruggles June 20, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    Reblogged this on mystudentstruggles and commented:
    Great recipe.
    For those with gas cookers – gas mark 3 and for those who don’t generally use cup measurments (like me) just use the same cup and improvise :D it worked for me.

  2. mystudentstruggles June 20, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    Lovely recipe, made them yesterday. Much appreciated by the family.
    http://mystudentstruggles.wordpress.com

    • ModernAlice June 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

      Thanks for reblogging it! I’m so glad you enjoyed the cookies. Now you’ve got me wanting to make them agin:)

  3. Sarah March 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    I really love the message in this post. I firmly believe as you do. These cookies would be a delicious thank you for someone. Rolos? I’m in!

    Beautiful post….

    • ModernAlice March 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

      Thank you so much Sarah! Your thoughtful comments always brighten my day.

  4. Julie Kendall March 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    The problem is……I think I would eat the whole batch myself. They’d never make it the person I would want to give them to.

    • ModernAlice March 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

      Haha. That’s why I had to get them out of the house the very next day!

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