Now, usually I'm not one for shortcuts; the recipe I found - in comparison to his mother's - is a mega shortcut. I knew I would not feel like less of a woman for using the recipe I found, which required only four ingredients and - again, in comparison - a skoesch of effort.
Anyways, she never made them so I used a recipe I found online. I can't remember where I originally found it but this morning I referenced this site,SixSistersStuff.com, and got busy!
You'll need a box of Devil's Food cake mix, 2 eggs & 1/3 cup of oil. Oh, and a bag of Rolos :)
While you're de-foiling your candies, preheat your oven to 350 and go ahead and set out your ingredients - Rosie at Sweetapolita.com insists that you/I/we bake with eggs that have been brought to room temperature. So, ok :)
I bought a cookie baller JUST to make these special cookies. They're special this time because I'm making them for the bestie's birthday, so instead of adding cookie-flare via traditional powdered sugar method, I grabbed some simple sprinkles and ground some sea salt, to make them all adult cookie like and stuff.
Anyways. Scoop about 1 tbsp of cookie dough into your palm.
Squish Rolo into the middle, and then cover the Rolo so it kinda looks like a brown eye. Don't get distracted and grossed out. Press through - this is all worth it; scout's honor.
These cookies don't spread much, if at all; here they are with only 1 minute left in the oven:
Yank those suckers out at the 7ish minute mark and then, this part is optional, I smush them down a little bit. I feel like I'm really cracking into that Rolo and getting the caramel goo allll up into the cookie perimeter.
That's it, I guess. They don't take long to cool and are delicious even if they are completely cooled.
oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY (dinner night), SARAHBEAR!