Ever since I saw this on Cooking Stuff it's been lurking in that place in my mind - you know the one, where you keep the things you know you shouldn't do, but will. Sin in cookie form.
The Recipe: Rolo Cookies
Used the recipe from Spryte's Place, as that's what Bob said he'd do next time. But followed his example and just rolled them in sugar, rather than walnuts. He has great step-by-step pics too.
Almost made a pretty mighty mistake. Since I was halving the recipe, quickly jotted down the ingredients in the quantities I was going to need. But wrote baking powder instead of baking soda! Doh!
Luckily noticed before it was too late. Consulted baking911, it was all too confusing, so came to the conclusion that it wasn't worth the risk of not fixing. So threw out the flour/cocoa powder/baking powder mix. Aargh! It killed me, being a child of a child of the (last) Depression.
Did I really have to do that? Would love to know...
But I did come up with a pretty good technique for putting them together, to toot my own horn.
a) chill the dough before starting, and intermittently throughout (it was soooo hot in our kitchen)
b) scoop a tbspn of dough, then push the rolo into the dough while still on the spoon, fold up the dough around the rolo, then push the ball out of the spoon, and roll in the sugar
Oh, and the packets of Rolos we get around here have 8 pieces in them. Half Spryte's recipe came out to exactly 24 rolo cookies - amazing!
Done - photo a bit weird - they're actually quite dark
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