Last week Craig made home made chocolate chip cookies. I begged him to let me have him be a guest blogger but he obviously said no since you didn’t get the chance to see his face or his awesome cookies. I’d say he’ll laugh when he reads this……but the only way he’ll read it is if I actually show it to him. Supportive, I know right!!
Anyhow, I like the $5 dinners blog and get their posts on Facebook. I like to save money when grocery shopping. And I love trying new recipes. Since it takes me 2 hours to plan our weekly menu and what I want to bake each week, I headed on over to see what I could find. I found the recipe for the stuffed cookies as well as some pork chops with peaches! A post coming for that later this week.
On to the cookies. So when shopping, I grabbed the bag of chocolate chips not looking at the bag. Why? Well because I had 2 kids trying to shove everything in the cart while I wasn’t looking, so I try not to turn my attention from them very often!! I ended up grabbing a bag of the chocolate chunks instead of chips. I’d say that it didn’t matter, because chocolate is chocolate. But it did over power the Rolo a bit. And being that the point of the cookie was for the Rolo, I have more dough in the fridge to try and make it work. Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite in our house so we’re good to go no matter what happens with these!! Plus a friend wanted some for breakfast today, so more than half are already gone! Hope you liked Mary!!
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups chocolate chips (I used the big chocolate chunks)
- Enough Rolos for each cookie, about 18
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a stand mixer or mixing bowl, beat together the butter/margarine and the 2 sugars. Add in the vanilla. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, until smooth. Scrape down the sides if necessary.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed, until batter forms.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Flatten the Rolos, using a potato masher, or the bottom of a measuring cup.
- Form the cookies by placing dough on top and on bottom of the flattened Rolos. Place on cookie sheet, or Silpat baking mat, and bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes, or until begin to golden.
- Let cool slightly before serving. Makes 18-24, depending on how much dough you use for each cookie.
The cookies were huge! I tried to make them a bit smaller but then I had a had time getting the smashed Rolo on top of the dough. I ended up using a measuring cup to smash my Rolo.
*updated* I used the rest of the dough and put the Rolo on top. Yep took away from the stuffed part but I wanted to taste that candy!!
Craig made some regular chocolate chunk cookies with the remainder of the dough. I didn’t get a picture of him, but I did of the cookie.
Wondering how this would be with white chocolate chips too…hmmmm..onto other thoughts!!
Have a great week.
Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 🙂
Read more: http://www.5dollardinners.com/2011/03/rolo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies.html#ixzz22Jz6CSTq