Chocolate chip cookies make me happy. Rolos, make me happier. So I thought, “What if I put Rolos in my chocolate chip cookies?” Maybe one of the most genius ideas I’ve ever had. These cookies became our go to over the holidays. I ate 35 too many but every single one was worth the calories.
Important Timing Note: The eggs and the browned butter need to be returned to room temperature before you can use them in the batter. The batter needs to chill in the refrigerator overnight.
Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield 24 cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (see tip below)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup browned butter, returned to room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 25 Rolos
- 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Place butter in a light colored pan. Heat over medium heat and stir constantly. When the butter has turned a light shade of brown, remove from heat and set aside to allow to return to room temperature. (About one hour.)
- Crack eggs into a small bowl and set aside with butter to bring to room temperature.
- In large bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk until completely combined.
- Open Rolos and cut each piece into fourths.
- In a separate bowl add brown brown sugar, granulated sugar and brown butter. Beat on low for one minute.
- Add eggs and vanilla to the sugar mixture and beat until completely combined. Slowly add the dry mixture and beat until flour is completely mixed into sugar mixture.
- Add Rolos and chocolate chips and stir until evenly dispersed.
- Pour mixture onto parchment paper, roll into a log and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
- Drop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. The middle of the cookies will still look a bit dough-y.
NOTE: Browned butter and eggs must be brought to room temperature. This takes at least an hour.
NOTE: Batter has to chill overnight.
TIP: Don’t pack the flour by using the measuring cup to get it out of the bag. You want to use a spoon or smaller measuring cup to scoop the flour out of the bag and drop it into the one cup measuring cup. Otherwise you end up with too much flour and less delicious cookies.
Watch the whole process in under 90 seconds below. Or just click it to see what the browned butter looks like when it’s done.
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