Do you have some of those tubes of mini rolo’s? Why not use them in a batch of these cookies, they will go down a treat with whoever you share them with.
Christmas is just around the corner and that means that all the festive goodies are out. One of the best things for baking are those tubes of sweets and chocolate that you can get for around £1/£1.50 – the mini rolo’s are perfect. I don’t think that these are available any other time of year either (I’m probably wrong so don’t take that as fact).
Anyway, these cookies are the perfect treat to share with your friends and family at this time of year. They are quick and easy to make and don’t require a whole lot of ingredients, what’s not to love?
To start making these cookies, you’ll want to do some prep work. Preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f and line your baking trays. Get yourself a mixing bowl and place in your room temperature butter, granulated sugar and light brown sugar, then beat them together on a medium-high speed until they have all come together and are well combined. This is normally achieved in a couple of minutes. You can then add in your eggs, one at a time, beating well in-between each addition. Give the bowl a good scrape down, this is to work in any ingredients that haven’t been fully worked in from earlier on.
Add in your plain flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder but pass them through a sieve first to remove any lumps from the mixture (cocoa powder is quite commonly lumpy). Once you’ve sieved the dry ingredient into your bowl, incorporate them by mixing them on a low-medium speed. Once the dry ingredients are fully incorporated, stop mixing and add in the mini rolo’s and milk chocolate chips and mix just until they are well distributed in the cookie dough.
For each cookie, you’ll want scoop up two balls of cookie dough. Take the two balls of cookie dough and roll them between your hands until it’s come together to form one ball – transfer it to a lined baking tray and repeat until you have around 6 on a baking tray (depending on the size of your baking sheet of course). Use as many baking sheets as you require and if you don’t want to bake them off right now, feel free to freeze them and bake them off another time (within 4 months). Place into your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes (check them, they might need more time, depending on your oven).
Once the cookies are fully baked and straight from the oven, you’ll want to finish these cookies by adding a few additional rolo’s and chocolate chips. This is purely to add more chocolate and make it look nicer, so a double winner then?
150g Granulated sugar.
150g Light brown sugar
320g Plain flour.
1 tsp Baking powder.
30g Cocoa Powder.
1/4 tsp Salt.
- Do some prep work and preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f, line your baking trays and weigh up all your ingredients.
- To start on the cookies, place your butter, granulated sugar and light brown sugar into your mixing bowl of choice and beat them all together fully combined/well incorporated. Give your bowl a quick scrape down.
- Add in your eggs, one at a time, beating well in-between each addition. Don’t worry too much if the mixture splits a little, you’ll be able to correct it when you add in the dry ingredients. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Add in your dry ingredients, passing them through a sieve first to remove any lumps (cocoa powder can be quite lumpy).
- Incorporate the dry ingredients on a low-medium speed, just until a almost clear dough has formed, then add in your mini rolo’s and chocolate chips and mix until they are well distributed within the dough.
- The dough doesn’t require chilling before use, so feel free to use it straight away. For each cookie, scoop up two balls of cookie dough and roll them together into one ball of dough and place on your lined baking tray (I could place around 6 onto a medium sized baking tray, but you may be able to get more or less onto your baking tray, it all depends on the size of the tray and how much space you give them to spread).
- Place them in the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes in your preheated oven (check them at 10 minutes as all ovens are different).
- As soon as they are fully baked, remove them from the oven and finish them with a few mini rolo’s and chocolate chips, then allow them to fully cool before enjoying them.
- After about 10-15 minutes, transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and allow the cookies to cool fully (unless you enjoy warm cookies, who doesn’t?!)
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