RECIPE: Gooey Rolo Cookies

This is my first post about something that I found on Pinterest, and actually made. I started using the site just a few weeks ago, and I’ve fallen in love. It is a wonderful way to compile things from all over the internet, in a visually-pleasing, easy to use, and easy to share way.

It becomes very obvious that the practice of “pinning” recipes and crafts and other DIY items from around the web is much easier than actually executing any of the ideas. Spending two hours browsing what other people have pinned; crafts, decorating ideas, recipes, holiday inspirations; it makes me feel strangely productive, even though I’m not doing anything but sitting on my butt in my computer chair, mouse-weilding. In order to truly be productive and get something tangible out of using Pinterest, I’m going to try to do something that I find on the site at least once a week, and it will most likely be a recipe. I’m planning on attending a knitting workshop this weekend, so maybe I’ll get to start doing some of the knitting things I find as well.

My first recipe that I made was originally from the Six Sisters’ Stuff; blog; Rolo Cookies. In the end, they tasted more like brownies to me, and they were wonderful. The most tedious part of the entire process was unwrapping the Rolo candies. This recipe only calls for a box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and the Rolos. As an option, you can also sprinkle the cookies with confectioner’s sugar, which I did.

ROLO COOKIES | Recipe from Six Sisters’ Stuff

1.) Preheat oven to 350.

2.) Unwrap Rolo candies, set aside. This part is a big ol’ pain in the rear. I think you can buy them already unwrapped, but they are more expensive.

3.) Mix 1 Devil’s Food cake mix, 1/3 c. vegetable oil, and 2 eggs together. The batter will be very thick, and it won’t look like there is very much of it.

4.) Take a small amount of dough and press the Rolo candy into it. Your finished dough ball will be slightly bigger around than a quarter. You don’t want the cookie to be too big, because you want to get delicious, melty caramel from the Rolo in each bite.

5.) Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar if you like; I love the way that cookies look when they’ve been dusted, so I always do.

6.) Make sure to eat at least one or two while they’re still gooey. So, so yummy.

7.) Optional: Share with loved ones. Emphasis on the “optional“.

They get the Pumpkin seal of approval.

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