Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday, I went to see Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol.  I later was tweeting about how Tom Cruise is bat crazy, but still full of hotness.  That smile!!


The lovely Missy (hi Missy!) said that Tom doesn’t do it for her.  She’s more of a Ryan Reynolds type of gal.


So, it begged the question.  Who are my top 5 actors that I drool over?

Julie’s Top 5 Drool Worthy Movie Actors

5.  Brad Pitt


Do you remember when Legends of the Fall came out???

4.  George Clooney


It’s all about the eyes!!!

3.  Matthew McConaughey


The southern draw makes me weak.

2.  Ryan Gosling


It’s the INTENSITY of his eyes.

1.  The Rock


I know, I know.  What?!  He just does it for me!!!  Drool worthy.

You know what else is drool worthy.  These cookies.

Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe slightly adapted from Baking with Basil

Makes about 24 cookies


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
14 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped Ghirardelli Intense Dark Toffee Interlude chocolate
24 Rolos


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

Whisk together the flour and the baking soda in a small bowl.  Set aside the bowl.

In a skillet, melt 10 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes.  For 1-3 minutes more, stir melted butter constantly until butter is golden brown with a nut smell.  Pour melted butter into a mixing bowl.  Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter into the melted brown butter.  Stir until all butter is melted.

Add the sugars, salt, and vanilla extract to the bowl with melted brown butter.  Whisk until combined.  Add the egg and the egg yolk to the wet mixture.  Whisk for  30 seconds.  Let the mixture sit for 3 minutes.

Whisk for another 30 seconds.  Let the mixture sit for another 3 minutes.

Again:  Whisk for another 30 seconds.  Let the mixture sit for another 3 minutes.

Once again:  Whisk for another 30 seconds.  Let the mixture sit for another 3 minutes.  Wet mixture will now be smooth and shiny.

Add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet.  Stir until combined.  Add the dark chocolate chips and chopped dark chocolate; combine.

Place the dough in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes.

Measure out a heaping cookie scoop full of dough.  Place a Rolo in center of dough.  Use your hands to cover the Rolo with dough and roll into a ball.  Place rolled ball on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake one tray of cookies at a time.  Bake for 9-12 minutes until edges are golden brown.  Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Enjoy these cookies while watching a movie with your favorite movie star!!!

Who’s your favorite drool worthy movie star???