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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chocolate Candy Cookies

This is another recipe from Chocolate Never Faileth, although I have changed the name from Chocolate Rolo Cookies. Because really, any kind of chocolate candy will work in these. I used several varieties of Hershey's kisses, and also some Dove Chocolate chunks. I also think the Rolo candies would be divine. When I ran out of candy, I just made cookies with the dough, and those were also really good. So there's no way these can NOT be good. And that's a good thing :) This recipe can easily be cut in half.

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 cubes) butter or margarine
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
40-50 Rolo (or other chocolate) candies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. (I used stoneware and did not grease). Cream sugar, brown sugar, and butter. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Mix until well combined. Add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky to work with your hands. Pinch off walnut-sized balls of dough and wrap a piece of dough around each chocolate candy. (I scooped the dough with a small scoop and then just pressed the chocolate candy into the dough while it was still in the scoop. That way, everything was uniform and I didn't have to get my hands so messy). Place on cookie sheets a couple of inches apart. Bake 7-9 minutes, until the cookie is set but the top is still soft to the touch. Don't overcook. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks. (If you try to transfer too soon, you'll break the bottom and the candy or caramel will ooze out). These are best eaten while still warm and melty, but they taste great the next day, too!

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