Back in Jill's 4-H cooking days, she made Rolo Cookies as one of her early fair entries. We called them Surprise Middle Cookies because you weren't supposed to list brand names in 4-H baking. The recipe was always a hit with the judges. The caramel center was a surprise as the judges cut into - or bit into - the chocolaty cookie.
When I was thinking about cookies for Brent's and Susan's rehearsal dinner dessert table, I saw a similar recipe in the Stafford County Hospital Cookbook. It was from Darrell and Shannon Bauer, who own and operate the Wheatland Cafe in the nearby little town of Hudson. They have a stellar reputation for any and all of their cooking - main dish or desserts. And since I couldn't lay my hands on the recipe we'd used for 4-H, I decided to give theirs a try.
They were a success!
The only difference I can remember is that Jill's 4-H entries were rolled in a combination of granulated sugar and chopped pecans before baking. This particular recipe didn't include the pecans, though that would be an easy substitute. Since I had other cookies with nuts, I opted to keep these nut free.
|Engagement photo by Emily Brensing|
We are looking forward to all the festivities! Exciting times!