4 Jan 2013

Rolo Filled Brown Butter Cookies

If you wanted to stop eating sweets or desserts as your New Years resolution, you should probably stop reading this.

Or maybe I should stop making them. I have already mentioned that my New Years resolution was to floss. Maybe it would help my teeth more if I stopped making these desserts.

But really, who am I kidding. That would be harder to do than flossing, and that has been my New Years resolution for 3 years already.

But, with the first two days of school done, I need something to look forward to when I get home. And these cookies really do the trick.

I have discovered browned butter when I made spaghetti a la homer, and from then I was hooked.

Blog surfing, I found so many wonderful recipes with browned butter in cookie form, and I couldn't help but be intrigued. I needed to try this out.

And with a huge stash of rolo chocolates (how did these get in my house again? I thought I was trying to be healthier..) I needed to make something with them. You know, so I won't be eating them all by myself.


-1/2 cup butter
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup white sugar
-2 large eggs
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-16 rolos


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    2.   Heat the butter in a saucepan at medium heat until the butter has a slightly nutty scent and is amber colored. Pour the butter into a large bowl.
    3.   Add sugars and stir until fully combined. Allow to cool.
    4.   Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
    5.   In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
    6.   Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir with a spatula until fully combined.
    7.   Wrap about 2 tablespoons of dough around each rolo.
    8.   Bake for around 8 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.

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  1. Holy cow, these look so good. Rolos are one of my favorite candies ever!! Have a great weekend!

  2. Um this must be some sort of crazy telepathic coincidence but I am actually eating rolos right now. I think it's a sign that I need to make these cookies!!

  3. could there be anything better than rolo candies?! i think not! ;)
    and stuffing them into a cookie was a great call coz all that candy oozing from your cookie is killing me (in a good way of course ...lol)
    -abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

  4. Lucky for me I learned long ago that it was a waste of my time to make diet related resolutions.....it's a good thing too so I can say yes please to these cookies

  5. Never make resolutions involving desserts. They never work :)

  6. What a sweet surprise inside! Yeah, even though I have a diet-leaning resolution, it's more like "incorporate more vegan type food". Yeah, that's how that works.

  7. The cookies look good.. :) I still haven't discovered browned butter :)

  8. a whole year without sweets? oh dear..it's like a lifetime punishment. lol..love your cookies.

  9. Those drippy awesome gooey caramel centers are calling to me!

  10. I guess it's ok for me to drool our your cookies which look so good since I made no resolutions to stop eating all those sinfully delicious desserts out there! Happy New Year!

  11. Love the combination of brown butter and Rolos! The only difficulty would be saving the Rolos to actually get to make these cookies :)

  12. Good thing I don`t make New Year Resolutions! And my gosh, you`re right...school is going to start for me. I should make some cookies so I can munch on them after the school day ends! I`m sure I can eat a dozen of these cookies after my first 2 days of school!

  13. These look great!! I love rolos and was thinking about rolo brownies, now I may have changed my mind! :)

  14. yum, looks so delicious. Love rolos.

  15. I haven't baked cookies for ages ( exag , as usual :D )! And I don't do resolutions as well ! lol I love your rolo filled cookies esp with that whole wheat flour you've added ....

  16. Mmh, these cookies look so tempting!
    Bye,bye New years resolution :)

  17. i've never heard of rolos but ooh, look at that oozing caramel! i hope to make some cookies for chinese new year!

  18. Dear Lord, these sound amazing. Browned butter and gooey Rolo center? Screw those New Year's resolutions!

  19. It's tough to resist desserts and sweets, isn't it? Not that I try all that hard. ;-) And I'd run towards these! What a terrific looking cookie! Really good stuff - thanks.

  20. Mmmm browned butter makes everything better!

  21. You had me at ROLO. So good! I would go crazy with these and eat them all :)

  22. My jaw dropped and I had to search for it to put it back in place. I see a lot of ROLO recipes out there.. in cookies, cakes and cupcakes :). Now I see another one.. definitely good enough to convince me to get a packet of Nestle ROLOS and whip up something wicked. Btw, your cookies looks so chewy & that middle part oozing out with goodness! YUMMMMMmm!! This will be a hit with my bestie. Can't wait to share these with her. Thanks for coming over too. ♥, Jo

  23. These look amazing. I love the idea of wrapping the rolos in cookie dough.

  24. Oh if I only baked cookies...I might just have to start because these look so good!

  25. Ooh, this looks good! Your cookies looks really yummy with the oozing rolo, not sure what that is, but have heard about it before! Will keep a lookout on my next grocery shopping!
    I stopped making resolutions years ago! Makes me feel less guilty! :)

  26. The texture of these cookies looks amazing!

  27. Holy crap those look good.

    I don't think I've ever seen cookies more appealing.

    Good luck with all the food writing in the new year! X


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