I think I might need to get a life. I spent an hour today playing Cash Cow on Webkinz.
I’d like to say that it was to help my daughter beat a level or earn some KinzCash, but no… I’m just a dork.
I also managed to kill like three hours playing with coding to add a printable recipe feature. I wanted it to be all matchy-matchy because I’m anal. It probably should have taken me like a half an hour, but I’m cool like that!
So today’s post is short and sweet, on account of how much time I wasted doing so many other oh so important things…
Since it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day I thought I’d share with you my favorite kind of gold – liquid gold in the form of caramel. These chocolate cookies are soft and chewy and just bursting with an ooey gooey soft caramel center.
The secret? A Rolo.
That’s it. Not much of a secret now… You simply flatten a ball of cookie dough, put a Rolo inside it, and then roll it up around the candy.
Et voila! Pot o’ Gold Cookies.
¾ unsalted butter, softened
½ c. + 2 tbs. granulated sugar
½ c. + 2 tbs. light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 lg. egg
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¼ c. cocoa powder
2 c. all purpose-flour
24 Rolo Candies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 3 baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. You don’t have to do this, but it will make it much easier to clean if some of the caramel leaks through.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Mix in baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and flour until well combined, but do not over mix.
Shape dough into 1” balls. Flatten slightly in the palm of your hand. Place one Rolo in the middle and roll the dough up around it so that it is completely enclosed. Place on prepared cookies sheets – 8 to a sheet, staggering them, as they will spread quite a bit when baked.
Bake 9-11 minutes until puffy and the edges are set. They will appear very fluffy but will gradually flatten out slightly as they cool.
Cool 1-2 minutes on pans and then remove to wire racks and cool completely before storing in an airtight container.