Monday, February 23, 2015

Rolo Stuffed Brown Butter Snickerdoodles.

Cookies are my personal weakness
so I have to be careful how often I make

Now stuff a cookie with chocolate and gooey
caramel and I am really in trouble.

My sister Jean sent me a similar recipe
and I was off to her daughter's house for
dinner so I thought of these cookies.

A Snickerdoodle is my daughter's first choice,
usually not mine, but I was intrigued by the
browned butter.  Brown butter for any baked
good and I am drooling.  My first experience 
with browned butter cookies were these 
that my friend Rachel introduced me to and
I promise I could have eaten the whole pan.
I told you I have problems with cookies!!

I love browned butter in savory dishes too
like this

As a matter of fact this is making me want to
do a Browned Butter Week - yum!

So I thought I would give them a try.  I 
don't love the flavorless square caramels,
even though I had some on hand, so I 
decided to substitute with Rolos.  My first
experience with a stuffed cookie was years
ago when my daughter made us Rolo stuffed
cookies.  I think Rolos still make my favorite

Browning butter is really easy and the smell is so
heady!  Yum, I am still smelling it.  The nice thing
is you can start with cold butter.  Slice the cold
butter up and place in a heavy pan.  I use high heat
and when the butter is all melted I turn it down to

The butter foams up and the butter solids will
brown giving it a nutty wonderful flavor.  I
usually turn my heat down after the butter is
melted and watch it carefully so that it doesn't

Measure your dry ingredients!

I love these darling measuring spoons that 
my friend Tammy gave me for Christmas!

After you have mixed the wet ingredients
into the dry ingredients you will want
to wrap the dough and refrigerate it.

Wrap the Rolos inside the Snickerdoodle
dough and then roll in the traditional
cinnamon sugar mix.

Sprinkle with a little sea salt before baking
if desired for that sweet/salty combination.

I prefer these cookies warm, while the 
caramel center is still goey and the chocolate
is still melted!  But hey, they are good raw
(not that I am advocating eating raw dough, just
admitting the truth, that I do) and they are good
when cool.  Hubby said they were the best cookies
he had ever tasted.  What a nice guy!  They are 
pretty amazing.

The recipe for the cookie comes from 
Monique at Ambitious Kitchen
and the inspiration to stuff them
with caramel comes from

I chose to stuff them with Rolos instead
of caramel squares.  I know you are going
to like this recipe a lot, with or without stuffing.

Rolo Stuffed Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

1 C. butter, browned and cooled
1 1/4 C. dark brown sugar
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 T. vanilla extract
1 T. yogurt - I used regular vanilla, Greek
is what Monique called for

2 1/2 C. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground sea salt (Maria upped it to 1/2 tsp.)

1/4 C. granulated sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

24-30 Rolos, unwrapped

Brown your butter and let it cool.  You can pour it into
a bowl and pop
it in the fridge for a few minutes to cool it to room temp.

Meanwhile measure out your dry ingredients into
a large mixing bowl and stir together with a whisk.

When the butter is cooled to room temperature, mix
together the browned butter, sugars, egg plus yolk, 
vanilla and yogurt.  Mix until combined then add
the dry ingredients and mix until it is all combined.

Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until
chilled.  Refrigerate it at least an hour.  This is
the hard part - waiting!  

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a
small bowl to roll your dough balls in.

Take a ball of dough and flatten it.  Place
the Rolo in the center and pull the dough up
and around the candy sealing it inside.  I like
to flatten the balls just a little as they don't
spread much.  Roll it on all sides in the cinnamon
sugar.  Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.

Place on a parchment lined pan and bake in the
center of the oven for 8-10 minutes.  I found
9 minutes was perfect.  

Remove from the oven and let cool for a few
minutes on the pan until they are firm enough to move.

Enjoy while they are warm and gooey or when
the Rolo has firmed up!  Either way they are great!

Click here for printable recipe.

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  1. These look absolutely amazing! I would have a very hard time eating just one..or two...or...! :)

  2. I love Snickerdoodles; they are the cookie of my childhood. We had a big family and chocolate chips were few and far between but we often had Snickerdoodles. These are definitely not "your Mamas" Snickerdoodles. And I think I could eat the whole batch!!!

  3. I have a weakness for cookies- they're just so easy to eat! I'd have a hard time resisting these, with that gooey caramel filling. Yum! :)

  4. Oh my goodness but they look good! It's night here and we are having our usual cup of tea and I've just finished telling my husband that I wish I had some cookies. Now this! Not fair at all!

  5. How you aren't a big rollie pollie like me I don't know! You show some of the most delicious food ideas! I love snickerdoodles. I never thought to put something in them to make them even more delicious! Cookies are a true weakness for me too!

  6. They are so decadent! I am a huge fan of Snickerdoodle cookies and I would love the naughty addition of the Rolos. Joni

  7. I'm wondering if it was my sister, Tammy, who gave you those amazing measuring spoons! I'll have to ask her! They are so cute. I'll have to try these cookies. They look amazing.

  8. Snickerdoodle cookies are at the tippy top of my list of favorite cookies, and the Rolos just put then up another notch!

  9. Oh my those look so heavenly!!! Pinning :D


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