Monday, November 19, 2007
Coutdown to Carolyn... 23 days
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 c. sugar
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 c. butter (2 sticks), softened
2 tsp. vanilla
48 rolo candies
confectioners' sugar for dusting
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off with the back of a knife. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; mix well. In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. Add flour mixture slowly; blend well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. For each cookie, shape about 1 Tablespoon of dough around each rolo, rolling in your hand to make a ball and covering the rolo completely. If the dough gets sticky, place back in the refrigerator to chill. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. When cooled completely, dust with confectioners' sugar.
In preparation of Carolyn's arrival, I have been sorting through my cookie recipes because there could not be Christmas without a ridiculous amount of cookies. Have any fun recipes to share?? I'll trade you. :)