Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Day 12: ChocoRolo Cookies
These ChocoRolo Cookies are amazing especially when they're about 3-4 minutes out of the oven and not molten lava inside. They're gooey, chocolaty and pillowy soft. These are cookies that I could totally snarf down in 10 minutes all by myself. They're so rich that they could easily double as dopamine discs for the hubby to throw at you in a fit of PMS. But for now make some for yourself and share with friends and family who will think you're a rock star.
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups Trader Joe's Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350.
In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a bowl or stand up mixer, cream butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture until dough comes together.
With a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto a silpat or non stick cookie sheet. Push a Rolo into the middle of the dough ball. Run a butter knife under cold water and cover the Rolo with the surrounding dough, sealing it inside.
Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Makes 38 cookies. (3 dozen plus two "test" cookies. Heh heh)
Just a note: I did try a version of this using Splenda and while it significantly reduced the calories, it was also very dry and not something I would recommend. Darn.
Nutritional Information per cookie: Calories 135 Total Fat 7g Sat Fat 3g Mono Fat 1g Cholesterol 23mg Sodium 72mg Potassium 28mg Total Carbs 19g Fiber 1g Sugars 11g Protein 2g Vitamin A- 3% Calcium- 1% Iron 3%
Adapted from: http://picky-palate.com/
I hope you guys have enjoyed the 12 Days of Treats recipe countdown. I found baking to be very calming and there was no better feeling that dropping batches off to the nursing home down the street who had a very appreciative staff and residents. It's a great way to try recipes without having it hang around the house.
So I challenge everyone to bake your favorite cookies, whether ones I've posted or your favorites and drop them off to your local nursing homes especially the ones that are underfunded. They appreciate it the most.
If you'd like a PDF of all of the recipes, click here.
Merry Christmas y'all!
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