I can say this... I will be happy to not see another cookie for at least two weeks. Maybe a week and a half. Or at least a few days.
We'll see how long I last.
These cookies are perfect to post here, this last day before Christmas festivities begin, because they take all of five minutes to put together. And you know why? Because the batter is made of box cake mix.
Don't tell anyone.
Yes, I used a box cake mix to make cookies and I'm not embarrassed to admit it. OK, maybe I'm a little embarrassed to admit it. But once you taste these cookies you will be SO HAPPY that you won't even care that you didn't cream the butters and sugars yourself, sift the flours and unsweetened cocoa powder, and gradually add the dry ingredients.
No, no. You just grab two eggs, a little bit of vegetable oil, some powdered box cake mix, and you get in there with your hands and you mix!
Yes, with your hands. This batter is very dry, so it's hard to mix with a spatula or a whisk.
I think the most time consuming part of this is unwrapping the rolos. And fighting the urge to unwrap a rolo, pop a rolo in your mouth. Unwrap a rolo, pop a rolo in your mouth.
You get where I'm going with this.
I felt like Lucille Ball in that episode of I Love Lucy where they are wrapping the little chocolate candies and the conveyer belt keeps going faster and faster and they just have to shove little chocolates in their mouth.
When you take these out of the oven, be sure to open one when it is cool enough to touch. Watching that thick caramel ooze out of the soft, chocolatey cookie, will make you squeal with delight.
Caramel Filled Chocolate Cake Cookies (a.k.a. Rolo Cookies) adapted from Very Culinary
Makes approx. 48 cookies
• 1 (12 ounce) package Rolos
• 1 box Devils Food Cake mix, sifted
• 2 eggs
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup granulated or powdered sugar (I used granulated because I like the texture the crystals give it)
- Add 1 tbsp cinnamon to your granulated sugar and roll cookies in cinnamon sugar. If you like chocolate and cinnamon, it is to die for!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine cake mix, oil, and eggs. The mixture will be very thick. If necessary, combine the dough with your hands (clean hands!). Take a small portion of the dough (about a 1/2 tablespoon, just enough to cover the rolo) and form a ball around the rolo.
Roll in sugar and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat. They don't spread much, so leaving an 1 or 2 room between cookies should suffice.
Bake for 10 minutes. Press down slightly/gently and let cool for a few minutes.