With the ingredients in this recipe, i.e. a relatively high amount of chocolate chips and a low amount of flour, I expected the dough for this would be soft. Since the chocolate comes from chocolate chips, it stands to reason that after it melts and cools, it'll set close to its original solid form, even with the addition of butter, sugar and eggs. So I wasn't too concerned after I mixed the ingredients that the dough was more like a batter. I chilled it briefly but I was a little short on time so I probably made the dough balls a little too soon. The dough was still really soft so it was a little hard to handle neatly and wrap around a Rolo.
If you read the original recipe below, you'll notice it calls for using chopped up Rolos and caramels and simply adding them to the finished batter then scooping them out. No need to do any wrapping around whole Rolos. That would probably be the easier and better way to go.
3 tbsp (42 grams) butter
1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup (40 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup chopped rolos and caramels (I just used the regular-size whole Rolos but minis or chopped Rolos might've been better)
- Heat the oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips and butter and heat until melted (about 1 minutes) stirring to combined and smooth. You can also melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
- In a mixing bowl beat the eggs and sugar until start to thicken and they have a pale color.
- With the paddle attachment on, at low-to-medium speed, pour the melted chocolate over the sweetened eggs. It's important to keep mixing while you add the chocolate to prevent the eggs from cooking. Add vanilla extract and mix.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir until combined.
- With a spatula, fold in the chocolate caramels.
- Chill the dough for 1 hour or until hard enough to handle.
- With a small scoop, place balls of cookie dough on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 11 minutes.
- Let cool for about 10 minutes on baking sheets before transferring them to cookie racks to cool completely.