Rolo Cookies

Want a chewy, gooey caramely, decadent chocolate treat?  These cookies are so good, they were about 20 years in the making after all!

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They are kind of like a cross between a brownie and a soft gooey chocolate cookie with a Rolo (caramel chocolate) baked in the centre.  I started playing around with this cookie approximately 20 years ago, I was in university and was a nerd needed to get my mind off school work and also needed a really good study snack.  That is what all 19 year old uni students do for fun right?

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The first couple of versions were to runny and the caramel leaked all over the place, then it was too thin, cooked too long and was just too hard and chewy.  I think after many trials, many cookies eaten, this is a keeper.

Ingredients:

4 pkgs Rolo

1/2 cup butter softened to room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup cocoa

1 cup flour

Cream butter and sugar, add in cocoa and mix until incorporated, then beat in 1 egg.

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Add flour and continue to beat on low speed until it is mixed in and the batter is sort of a play-doh consistency

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Pinch off a piece of dough, flatten it a little

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This is where the Rolo comes in, add Rolo to it, fold the dough over the rolo

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once the role is inside the dough it looks like this, do this with the remaining and place on a cookies sheet lined with parchment.  I found they baked best on parchment. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

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Once they are baked they are like brownie cookies but with a surprise center

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Delicious gooey caramel and melted chocolate

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You will definitely need a glass of milk

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I am trying this again.  I just spent a lot of time preparing  a post and it just disappeared …..rrrrggggg!  I should just walk away from the computer now but I am afraid that I will not get back to posting for a long time.  I will forego the writing and just give you the recipe

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Bottom Layer:

1 & 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. more butter ( I forgot the 2sp and it worked out fine)

Crumble first 4 ingredients well. Pack into ungreased 9×9 pan. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.IMG_1319

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Second layer:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp. corn syrup
1/2 cup condensed milk

Combine next 4 ingredients in heavy saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly as it burns easily. Remove from heat. Beat with spoon slowly until it shows signs of thickening. Pour over bottom layer.

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Third layer:
2 cups chocolate chips

Melt chocolate in saucepan over low heat. Pour over second layer. Chill.

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Bring to room temperature before cutting into squares.

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