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These chocolate Tootsie Roll® cookies take the forgotten and sometimes disregarded Tootsie Roll® to a whole new level. Take the humble Tootsie Roll from zero to hero with these homemade chocolate thumbprint cookies filled with an easy to make Tootsie Roll® ganache and sprinkled with sea salt.
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These are some dang good cookies! Let me just go ahead and through that out there but these these little Tootsie Roll Cookies are delicious!
It took me a few trial and errors in cookie testing before I got these beautiful chocolate cookies just right but oh man was it worth it! Let me show you how I make these Tootsie cookies!
What you need for Tootsie Roll Cookies: (amounts in recipe)
- unsalted butter, softened
- Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- cocoa powder
- baking soda
- Tootsie Roll® Midgees, unwrapped
- whole milk or heavy cream
- ea salt for garnish if desired
Making the chocolate cookie dough:
First step is to make the dough for these Tootsie Roll Cookies.
This chocolate cookie dough recipes is very similar to the chocolate cookie recipe I use to make my famous Chocolate Unicorn Cookies but we’re not adding any chocolate chips to this cookie dough.
Once the dough it mixed up drop by rounded 1/2 tablespoon scoops onto a baking sheet.
Slightly press cookie down and use your thumb or the back of 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon to create a well in middle of dough.
Once the cookies are baked, as soon as they come out of the oven and are still super hot, use the back of 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon to press down middle of cookie again.
Let those chocolate babies cool while you make up the Tootsie Roll ganache. Yep! We are making a Tootsie Roll ganache to pour into the middle of these cookies!
Making Tootsie Roll ganache:
You’re going to need a bunch of Tootsie Roll® Midgees for this ganache. Tootsie Roll® Midgees are basically just tiny Tootsie Rolls.
I’ve seen Tootsie Roll® Midgees sold in bags wrapped like these in the photos but last time I was at the store I saw a huge bag of unwrapped Tootsie Roll® Midgees in the candy section! Those would be perfect for these cookies.
Toss those unwrapped Tootsie Roll® Midgees and milk to small sauce pan.
Melt and stir Tootsie Roll® Midgees over medium heat until smooth to make the ganache.
Fill centers of cookies with Tootsie Roll® Midgees ganache.
Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
Also say Hello to the cutest salt jar ever!!
That my friends is how you make the most amazing chocolate cookies using the oh so humble Tootsie Roll!
So tell me! Are you a Tootsie Roll Fan? Do you think these Tootsie Roll Cookies will make you become a fan? I bet they will!!
More cookie recipes that you’ll love:
- Dark Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Unicorn Cookies
- Chocolate Chunk Butterfinger Cookies
I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR DIXIE CRYSTALS AND THEY’VE GOT THE ENTIRE RECIPE POSTED ON THEIR SITE.
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