ITS THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!
Ive been toying with new recipes lately to figure out which would be best to put in my Christmas Cookie Boxes and I FOUND A WINNER! These chocolate cookies are my own take on Sally's Chocolate Cookies except I stuffed them with Rolos and I made a few other changes. I'm a huge fan of her recipes- they're incredible! And so are these babies.
These cookies are the perfect sweet and salty treat. It's an explosion of chocolate with a side of salted caramel. My favorite!! They also stay soft for a long time which I find very important when making a cookie.
Note** the refrigeration process (with any cookie) is very important! I ask that you refrigerate for at least 3 hours to let the dough set. Otherwise if you put the dough in too soon, the cookies will bake flat and get too crispy on the edges.
Make these cookies at your next family gathering- they're sure to be a hit!
1/2 Cup (1 stick) salted butter, at room temperature
1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
2/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
1 Large Egg, at room temperature
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
2/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt plus more for sprinkling on top of the cookies (about 1 Teaspoon extra)
1 Tablespoon Heavy Cream (or any other liquid of your choice such as almond milk or coconut milk)
20-24 Rolos, unwrapped (varies depending on how big/small you roll your cookies
1. In a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. About 2 to 3 minutes. Once that's done, add the egg and vanilla extract scraping down the sides as needed. Mix just until incorporated. Careful not to over mix!
2. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt until smooth. slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until the dough starts to form. Add the tablespoon of heavy cream now. If the dough is crumbly, add one more tablespoon of heavy cream but no more than that!
3. Once the dough is formed, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for at least three hours. You can refrigerate the dough for 2 to 3 days or freeze it for up to a week. The refrigeration process is very important! It helps give the cookie a soft, chewy and fluffs texture. If you bake the cookies without refrigerating they will spread flat in the oven.
4. Once it's done in the refrigerator, preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside. Grab the dough and make tablespoon sized balls with your hands. Flatten the dough and place a Rolo in the middle. Then wrap the dough around the candy so no part of it is showing. If any part of the candy is showing, it will melt out of the cookie and make a mess. Yikes!
5. Place the cookie dough balls 2 inches apart on the baking dish and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 7-9 minutes, depending on your oven. I baked mine for 8 minutes! Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!!