Saturday, June 12, 2010

Roca Cookies

Ah, summer...the time when most people are thinking of eating more salads so they can be "swimsuit ready".  But not this girl.  I find a way to incorporate two sticks of butter into a baked good and shmear it all with eight hershey bars.  Oh yeah!


I saw this recipe at Cookies and Cups, and thought it sounded scrumptious!  And sure enough, it was.  Very rich and very sweet.  And it takes a lot for me to say that.  Because I am quite tolerant of the very rich and sweet, but even I could just a eat a little at a time.

It was kinda fun letting the Hershey bar pieces melt on there and spreading them around.  Mine never really firmed back up to candy bar consistency, but I suppose if they were refrigerated it would.


In the recipe she used chopped nuts for the topping but says she would have preferred toffee bits, so that's what I did.   

Enjoy!



                    
1 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar


1/2 cup brown sugar
1 beaten egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
8 Hershey's bars, broken into pieces
1/3 cup chopped nuts or toffee bits

Preheat to 350
In mixing bowl cream together butter and both sugars.  When combined add the egg yolk and vanilla, mixing on medium until combined and smooth.
Add flour, 1 cup at a time mixing  on low in between each cup to combine. 
Dough will almost form a stiff ball.
Press dough onto ungreased cookie sheet about 1/4" thick 
Bake 15-20 minutes until edges are golden and center is almost set, but not quite.

As soon as you remove from the oven spread the broken Hershey pieces and the heat of the cookie will melt them.  Spread to cover the entire top of cookie.
Top with chopped nuts or toffee bits.

23 comments:

Brownieville Girl said...

Please excuse my ignorance (if only it were unusual!!!) but what is AP flour?

These look lovely, I'd love to give them a go.

Heidi said...

AP flour is all purpose flour :) It took me a while to catch onto that reading peoples blogs!

These are almost excactly like pioneer womans "spreads" They are really yummy.

Julie said...

Oh, I'll go change that to "all purpose", thanks!

Pam said...

I just saw a recipe similar to this in a magazine, I marked it there too. I definitely have to try this!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

oooohhhh! A challenge! To see if they're too rich and sweet for me! I doubt it though, seeing as how I sit down and eat an entire box of chocolate covered cherries at one time~
Can't wait to try this....it's on my Sunday list~
Happy Weekend,
♥,Lilly

Mara... said...

YUUUUMMMM!!!! These look amazing! I like how you added toffee chips to the top, I bet they tasted great.

Joanne said...

Who needs candy bar consistency when you can have melted chocolate? Similarly. Who needs a beach body when you can have melted chocolate? :P

Mary said...

These will quite probably satisfy this gals sweet tooth:-) It doesn't get much better than this. I hope your are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Kerstin said...

These look delicious and like a huge crowd pleaser! And the spreading of the chocolate does sound fun :)

Katrina said...

Mmm, love these dangerous kind of bars!

Chef Aimee said...

I love toffee - these cookies look so good!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

These look unbelievable! Must try soon, soon, soon!

Krista said...

Oh yeah baby! To heck with the swimsuit...I want these! : )

Ingrid said...

I thought this looked terrific on C&C's blog,too. I'm gonna top mine with nuts AND toffee. :)
~ingrid

Jessica said...

These look so good! Yum!

Kim said...

Oh yeah....2 sticks of butter smeared with 8 hershey bars! You know that is some good stuff:) They look delicious and I especially like that you went ahead and used the toffee!

Bridgett said...

Forget fitting into a bathing suit, I want a few of these instead! Yummy.

5 Star Foodie said...

These sweet treats are definitely tempting!

The Blonde Duck said...

Why do I want a smore now?

Jessie said...

Mmmm... I'm soooo glad I stumbled across your site! Looks delicious-- everything! Can't wait to follow :)

~~louise~~ said...

Absolutely Sinful. Any left?

Thanks for sharing, Julie. I'll be keeping this one...

The Japanese Redneck said...

I agree, sinful - but darn good!

Tiffanee said...

WOW! I could use some of these right now. They look and sound delicious!!