One night, I lay in bed trying to think of a new type of cookie to make. Unable to sleep, I turned on the light and suddenly I had my inspiration! These gooey-filled cookies are very tasty and perfect for kids’ birthday parties, for Halloween, or any time you want to have a little fun.
Chocolate Caramel Cockroach Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Using a mixer, blend the first three ingredients together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in baking powder and flour until the dough is well-blended. Put the dough in the refrigerator for one hour or in the freezer for twenty minutes, until thoroughly chilled.
granulated sugar (to roll cookie in)
Rolo candies (2 for each cookie)
Chocolate Twizzlers Twists (cut into thin strips for legs and antennae)
M & M Minis Chocolate Candies (eyes)
Wilton Black Sparkle Gel (for pupils of eyes and mouth)
Take a generous tablespoon of dough and wrap it around one unwrapped Rolo candy.
Shape the dough into an oval. Using your index finger, make a depression on one end of the cookie.
Roll the oval of cookie dough in white granulated sugar until it's completely covered.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place each cookie approximately two inches apart.
Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes approximately two dozen cockroach cookies.
After cookies are baked, place a Rolo candy in the depression you made earlier.
Using a pair of kitchen scissors, cut Twizzler twists into thin strips. Insert strips into the sides of the cookie to resemble legs.
For the eyes, place two small M&Ms into the softened Rollo candy.
For the antennae, insert two short pieces of Twizzler twists over the eyes.
Using the black gel, make a dot on each eye to resemble the pupil.
Using the black gel, pipe a mouth on the cookie.
Now the Chocolate Caramel Cockroach Cookie is ready for munching. Enjoy!