Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies

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Calling this post ‘Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Cookies’ didn’t quite sound fancy enough…but that is pretty much what these bad boys are.

You can skip the whole caramel making shabang, and use the humble rolo for the easiest and loveliest caramel squidgy centre. If you are anything like me, the combination of salt with caramel and rich dark chocolate is just the bomb. You can’t really tell from the outside that the cookies are secretly housing a rolo, so it makes the surprise of a caramel centre all the more…well…surprising!

Ingredients

  • 115g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g plain flour
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/8tsp salt
  • 30ml milk
  • 250g dark or plain chocolate chips
  • 20 rolos
  • sea salt, for sprinkling

Method

Cream together the butter and both sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla, then beat well until combined.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, bicarb and salt into the wet ingredients. Gently fold this together, then stir in the milk and add the chocolate chips. The dough is very stiff and sticky, so you must chill it for at least 2 hours (but I left mine overnight).

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When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180°C and line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper.

Take two teaspoons of dough and roll both into little balls. Grab a rolo, and sandwich it between the two balls making sure to seal the dough all the way around. Sprinkle each ball with a bit of sea salt. (Tip: try to make the balls a bit taller rather than wide. This will make sure they stay nice and puffy when they bake.)

P1000931Bake for 11-12 minutes. They will appear very soft, but let the cookies cool on their sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool, and they will be juuuust fine.

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Apart from this little guy, who had a sort of splurging incident (totes didn’t seal the cookie dough properly around the rolo, oops).

P1000936I took these all the way to Brighton with me as a little homemade something for my boyfriend and his family, and they went down an absolute treat. Quite literally baking my way into peoples’ hearts here, haha. There was also loads of cookie dough left over when I left, so my mum lazily made them without the rolo centre (which just ain’t right!) and I hear they went down incredibly well at work in my absence. Have a go at making these, they have such a brownie fudgey texture with a chewy exterior, everyone will love them!

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