I'm talking about Rollo Cookies. Sweet, chocolate-y cookies with a rollo candy encased in each one, then rolled in sugar and chopped pecans. I make them no more than once a year, usually at Christmas time. Why? Because they are B-A-D for you. They're the kind of cookie that you can eat four in a sitting and die happy. Dangerous, I tell ya.
I ran out of time at Christmas and didn't make them. Friends of ours from Maine were originally supposed to visit the weekend after Christmas but postponed. I had shelled the rollos out of their wrappers to make the cookies that weekend, so I just popped them in the freezer for their weekend visit in January.
Maureen and Sky arrived in a surprise New England snowstorm last Saturday. These cookies were a perfect treat to end what is usually a two-hour drive to my house. Maureen, a big fan of the Rollo cookie, was thrilled to hear that I was getting them in the oven. As soon as they had cooled SLIGHTLY, we all attacked them like they were the last food on Earth. And why not....they're best when they first come out of the oven, the still-warm cookie turns the rollo inside all smushy and delicious. :) Sky, new to the fold, soon became a quick convert.
I guess we didn't go crazy on ALL of them....I just ate the last two in the plastic bowl at lunchtime a week after I made them. And now there's no more til Christmastime. I'm sad, but my waistline is elated!