Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chocolate Tootsie Roll Cookies

I could be wrong, don't let me get ahead of myself. But I think maybe, just maybe, I invented a new cookie. Surely someone has discovered this delicious combo before, but I scoured the internet and could find no trace. I'm usually somewhat of a cautious baker but we had a ton of tootsie rolls in the candy jar and I felt like branching out. The chocolate cookie recipe is from our Hershey's Cookbook and even though I'm a bit biased, it goes pretty darn well with tootsie rolls.
cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
 add eggs and vanilla
 add flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt
 cut tootsie rolls into thirds
stir tootsie rolls into mixture
  drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes
1 1/4 c. butter, softened
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. unsifted all purpose flour
3/4 c. Hershey's cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
30 tootsie rolls, unwrapped and cut into thirds

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture. Cut tootsie rolls into thirds and stir into mixture. Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cool on cookie sheet until set, about 1 minute.
*makes 4 dozen


  1. WOW! I should have saved some Tootsie rolls from Halloweèn. These look marvelous!

  2. I LOVE tootsie rolls! these look delicious!

  3. how interesting. tootsie rolls always make me think of my grandma!


  4. Ohmygoodness I should have not read this post since I'm not supposed to eat delicious looking things like this! But I could make a batch, eat a couple then send the rest out for family so yes, yes I will try this :)

  5. I think I know what will be happening in my kitchen this week :) These looks delightful!

  6. LOVE this post and your whole blog! So cute :) Also random but you look like a mix of brooke shields and cindy crawford...Def got the model look going on. Cant wait to read more

  7. Are you freakin' kidding me? How do you come up with these great combos?! These look amazing! You must bake like every day, I am jealous... my hubby is too! haha

  8. Adorable blog! Love all your recipes!!

  9. Hello there! Saw your sweet comment and thought I would come visit your blog. Your goodies look so amazing! I am definitely going to love following you blog :) I do live in Utah. What part of Texas are you in? I have some family that live in Austin

  10. Oh. My. Goodness. This sounds so good. I'm seriously thinking about leaving work early, ditching my grad classes, so I can go home and make some of these. I LOVE tootsie rolls and of course like cookies, so this would be a perfect mix. I think you may have invented it, since I've not seen anything like it before.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Those cookies look fabulous! Our neighborhood had a Christams cookie exchange and this is my least favorite thing about preparing foods...baking cookies! I am going to try both of these recipies...I never used bisquick so it may be interesting.

  12. Oh wow! I've never made cookies using tootie rolls before! These look fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up at Sweet Temptations!

  13. my mouth is watering hardcore! that looks amazing!

  14. Tootsie Rolls and cookies...together? Um, yes please! These look like they are so fun and yummy. I am showing them to my daughter (who is the baker in this house) and begging her to make them! Visiting from Hating Martha :).

  15. Oh, if they do name a cookie after you what would you call it. I love tootsie rolls, I'm not a big chocolate lover, but love tootsie rolls. I want to take a bite where that roll is ousing out of. Seriously I could so go for one right now. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best. Now Following YOU!

  16. dawn325623@yahoo.comDecember 14, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    The cookies tasted AWESOME!!!!!!!....couldn't get them to release from the pan though... I even cut the tootsie rools in thirds & then cut each peice in half...they stuck TERRIBLY to the pan...I'm trying to cook some on foil in the oven to see how they turn out....

  17. I'm so glad you liked them Dawn!! I'm sorry they stuck to the pan...I didn't have that problem. I bet foil would be the perfect solution...I've done that with different cookies and it worked really well. So glad you tried out the recipe!

  18. dawn325623@yahoo.comDecember 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    It didn't work out well with the foil.....everywhere the tootsie roll came in contact with the foil, it stuck.....what I can salvage is SO tasty!

  19. Yummy! I posted a link to this recipe on my blog...thru my pinterest board.
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

  20. These look delicious! Thank you for sharing at my party!

  21. I ran into some major problems here, but some good changes. I followed your recipeto the letter. The cookies stuck like glue to the cookie sheet and my husband said "why are they so flat".I could not get a full cookie off the sheet without breaking. All my other chocolate cookie recipies called to cool the dough in the refrigerator for a few hours. I saved some of the dough from your recipe and chilled it. The cookies were much better!

  22. Thank you so much for this recipe! My fiance (who is currently serving with the army in Afghanistan) is a big Tootsie Roll fan, so when I went searching around the web for a cookie that incorporated that candy, yours was by far my favorite recipe find. Simple, and delicious.

    I used the cookies for a Valentine's Day care package this year, and featured them in my post at

    Thanks again! Though I shouldn't really be thanking you, as these cookies will spend the rest of my life destroying my waistline :)


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  24. Thanks for this recipe, it is so yummy! I have a few tips for any of your readers that are struggling with messy, broken cookies. I just made a batch and a half, so I had some room for error. First, I used parchment on all my cookie sheets. That way, I didn't have to worry about breaking them during the transfer to the cooling rack. I just slid the whole parchment off instead. When they were cool enough, I gently unstuck them using a twisting motion with my hands. I also would suggest rolling balls of dough with a single third piece of tootsie roll in the center instead of mixing the rolls in and spooning the dough. You still end up with plenty of sticky goodness without so much mess. Hope this is helpful! Even the ones I totally destroyed were amazingly tasty!


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