Rolly Pollies




Introduction: Rolly Pollies

Rolly Pollies are the best cookies you will ever taste this side of heaven.  These are addictive cookies that melt in your mouth.  They are soft and chewy with a molasses taste that has a perfectly synergistic caramel and chocolate Rolo candy melted in the middle.  This recipe will yield 25 cookies.

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Step 1: Ingredients


3/4 cup shortening (do not use stick shortening)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Rolo candy, about 25 pieces

Mix the following in a small bowl:

3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

After baking, sprinkle with:
Sanding sugar

Step 2: Mix the Dough

Cream the shortening and sugar.  Beat in the egg and molasses.  Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix until combined.  Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.

Step 3: Insert Rolo Candy

Press thumb into dough ball to make an impression, then insert one Rolo candy into the indentation you just created.  Push the dough up and over the candy to cover it completely.  Smooth out the dough ball, then press the top of the dough ball into topping mixture. 

Step 4: Bake

Place the dough ball, with sugar side up, on a greased baking sheet.  Bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for 12 minutes.  If you are using a warm cookie tray, the cookie baking time will be shortened to about 10 minutes.  The cookies should be lightly baked with slight cracking.  Sprinkle with sanding sugar.

Step 5: Enjoy

Take out of the oven and share with those you love. 

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    6 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    i don't have shortening can i use butter
    and would i also be able to use honey instead of sugar


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I've used butter flavored Crisco, but did not like the cookies as well. I would not recommend using butter and honey. With lots of honey and butter, I make Baklava, yum!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I can almost smell and taste them. They look delicious.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    You're right Penolopy, caramel is the best!