Chocolate Rolo cookies are a delicious crisp cookie with yummy chocolate and caramel in the middle. Aren’t you so excited to make these delicious cookies for the holidays?
Chocolate Rolo cookies are a favorite with most, and they don’t even know that they are just about to find a gooey surprise in the middle! The chocolate cookie is soft, and yet around the edges it is crisp, making it the best of both worlds.
I have been putting some ornaments on the Christmas tree and it is always fun to see it through the eyes of a child. My grand daughter is so excited every time she gets another ornament out of the box. I remember how excited I was as a child, to help decorate the tree each year.
I especially remember one year that my brother actually cut off the top of a pine tree that we use to have in our yard, for us to use as a Christmas tree. The state had built a new highway and we had had to build a new house, as the new highway went exactly where our old house was.
What Ingredients Do I Need For Chocolate Rolo Cookies?
- Brown sugar
- Baking soda
- Rolo candy
How Do I Make Chocolate Rolo Cookies?
- In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and the sugars.
- Then add the eggs and the vanilla, stir until blended.
- Then add the flour, cocoa, and the baking soda. Mix until the dry ingredients are mixed in.
- Take enough dough and wrap it around a Rolo candy until the candy is in the middle of the dough. There will be enough dough to use the whole bag of Rolos.
- Bake the cookies on a greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
- Cool on the cookie sheet. Then remove and place on a cooling rack.
- Store in an air tight container.
The pine tree ended up across the new highway from our new home. We lived on a farm and still owned some land across the highway, including where the tree stood.
The tree had been there standing in it’s splendor for about 10 years since it had been in our front yard. We usually went to the mountains to cut down a Christmas tree, but it was easier to just cut off the top of this tree.
He brought the tree in and we got it in the tree stand. Then we started to decorate it, by first putting on the lights. While my mother was putting on the lights, she realized that the tree had a nest in it. She decided to leave the nest in the tree, so our Christmas tree had a bird’s nest in it!
She got an artificial bird and put it in the nest. Everybody thought that that was the coolest thing that we had a bird’s nest in our Christmas tree. I must admit that that is the only time I know of that anybody I know has had a bird’s nest in their Christmas tree.
What is Rolo Candy?
- Rolo Candy was originally made in England and is owned by Nestle worldwide except for in the United States where it is owned by Hershey.
- It is a roll-styled chocolate candy in the shape of a truncated cone with a caramel middle.
Another thing that is pretty cool, is that the tree is still there, across the highway from my brother’s house (the house that I grew up in). The top grew back and you would never know that it had been cut off to be used as a Christmas tree.
I do hope that some birds came back and built more nests in the tree. I’m sure that they did. That Christmas tree is definitely the one that I remember the most as a child.
Throughout my married life, our Christmas tree has always had special meaning. We have bought an ornament for each of our kids, every year, that represents something that they have experienced that year. So for example this year my son graduated and so I will find an ornament that is about graduation! My daughter moved out so I will try to find something that goes along with her moving out.
Also my husband and I went to Hawaii for our thirtieth anniversary and so we bought an ornament in Hawaii. We use to have a full tree, and since the kids started moving out our tree has started to get bare and so that is why we started buying ornaments for my hubby and me.
Tips and Tricks For Chocolate Rolo Cookies:
- Make sure that you have enough cookie dough to completely cover the Rolo.
- This is a great recipe for a cookie exchange.
- If you are in a hurry, you could use a chocolate cake mix, 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of oil in place of the cookies. Bake them the same.
Growing up, what were some of your favorite traditions? I can remember going out and sleigh riding down the hill for hours!!! We never use to get cold, okay maybe a little, but we didn’t seem to mind.
Now if I could just get back that same energy and the cold didn’t bother me. I think my thinker is young, but my body is starting to creek a little. No complaints though; I am blessed and I have a wonderful body that does a lot.
I hope that you are all looking forward to the holidays. How it is already December, I am not sure. Enjoy every minute and don’t forget to spend time with those you love.
Here are Some Links to a Few More Cookie Recipes for you to Enjoy:
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 127Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 24mgSodium 81mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 2g