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Double-Chocolate Rolo Cookies with Pretzels

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

1 dozen

These chocolate Rolo cookies were a big hit with my father. The generous size makes them wonderful for gift-giving, and they're always the first to go at parties. —Melissa Keenan, Larchmont, New York
Double-Chocolate Rolo Cookies with Pretzels Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) Rolo candies, halved
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in Rolos, pretzels and pecans.
  2. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies look crackled, 12-14 minutes.
  3. Allow cookies to cool completely on pans. Store between pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 295 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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