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Laura Harrison Mayes

The Easiest Cookies Ever. So Easy, They Aren’t Even Cookies. (But They Are Excellent.)

My lovely SIL had a holiday cookie party last week…you know the kind, where you bring 8 dozen of one kind of cookie, and go home with 12 dozen of all kinds of cookies (don’t ask me about that math, that’s just always how it works out). So, forwhateverreason, I had sillyhigh ambitions to make dozens and dozens of chocolate peppermint whoopie pies because a.) they are pretty, and b.) Roxanna Sarmiento from Everyday Treats sent me this rad, so-easy-to-make whoopie pie mix. It was going to be awesome. And then, life happened. I’m not sure what happened exactly, because I just can’t remember, but in the end, I didn’t have time to make 15 dozen whoopie pies, no matter how easy they were or how cute I wanted them to be. So. I punted. Or I Hail Mary-ed. Or I did some kind of thing they say in sports when they mean: I did something awesome.

I remembered this easy hack recipe I read about in a magazine at my MIL’s house over Thanksgiving. I’m 85% sure it was from a Semi-Homemade publication, and it was genius.

You need three items.

Pretzels. Rolos. And Pecans.

(I like yogurt pretzels. And toasted + salted pecans.)

You take the pretzels and lay them out on a cookie sheet.

Then you place the Rolos (unwrap them, duh) on the pretzels.

Then you bake them at 300 for 2 minutes (no more) to melt the Rolos.

Then you smush pecans into them.

Then you cool them.

Then you are done.

True story. I made 15 dozen of these bad boys in an hour and a half…while I was on a conference call.

(Sorry giant company, I really was into the conversation.)

Plus, they are so good. Really, really so good. You won’t be disappointed. So, make them. And then everyone will know you are a genius.

Good talk.

36 comments… add one
  • Beverly - Green Gracie Home December 9, 2010, 2:42 pm

    And here I was searching for a cookie recipe for a cookie party tomorrow night! Yippee me :)

  • Bonnie December 9, 2010, 2:46 pm

    GENIUS !!

    They look amazing and oh so simple and well, just… Yay!

    Thanks for making my life easier!

  • Angie December 9, 2010, 2:46 pm


  • Jennifer December 9, 2010, 2:53 pm

    Seriously, that’s three of my very favorite goodies wrapped up into one.

  • Allison December 9, 2010, 3:56 pm

    …..while I was on a cofrence cal….love it.

  • JJ Lassberg December 9, 2010, 4:16 pm

    I think this will appear in the Schipul Office at some point in the near future…

  • Alisa December 9, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Awesome! That recipe makes me want to throw a cookie party!

  • HeatherTX December 9, 2010, 5:01 pm

    omg – was racking my brain about what *easy-peasy* delicious snack i could make for work. WHEW! thank you!!! : )

  • dale mabry December 9, 2010, 6:55 pm

    I’ve had those B 4. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Isabel Kallman @AlphaMom December 10, 2010, 8:05 am

    this is my kind of recipe. Real Simple has these type of recipes all the time and I think they are genius!

    1+1+1= GENIUS

  • Peace December 10, 2010, 6:19 pm

    I will be making these for Christmas!!!! Thank you.

  • aliallen December 11, 2010, 8:43 am

    And only 3 steps! The less steps the better. Love the Pioneer Womanish photos, too: )

  • UpsideUp December 12, 2010, 9:25 am

    Brill. Yant. Also, is “smush” a technical term?

  • Laura December 12, 2010, 5:11 pm

    Smush is about as technical as I get.

  • Kristin Paull Kpaull December 13, 2010, 6:59 am

    These intrigued me. I am a hardcore baker, so I was not sure about this. They were really yummy! the boys liked them, and I took some to a dinner last night before a church service. Perfect. Who could not be happy with a melted Rolo! Hello, youth! Thanks for the idea!

  • kristen December 13, 2010, 11:30 pm thanks!

  • Denise January 22, 2011, 8:20 pm

    This looks super easy and yummy! I’m having a bake sale for a young group, these will be featured!

  • Paige March 3, 2011, 11:48 pm

    This is my kind of baking. I’m buying the ingredients tomorrow. Genius!

  • Lisa June 23, 2011, 2:21 am

    It looks so simple… my kids will love this. I will try them out.

  • Mija September 4, 2011, 8:38 am

    OMG I need some make some of these gluten free for Christmas parties this year. Thankl you for sharing your lovely creations with us.

  • mel mccarthy September 29, 2011, 11:51 am

    These look fab & would make the best stocking stuffers or little gift bags for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  • r8chel October 16, 2011, 7:42 pm

    I took these to an event today, and they were a hit! I just made them with regular pretzels and plain pecans… and I’m eating one right now. :)

  • Gina aka Slappy December 5, 2011, 3:20 pm

    I am wondering if these would work with the little Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups instead of the Rolos …. hmmmm.

  • Laura December 5, 2011, 3:27 pm

    I know for sure they work with Milky Ways. So probably.

  • Pam December 6, 2011, 7:47 pm

    Gosh Gosh Gosh I’m making these for sure!

  • Terri in SF December 7, 2011, 9:41 am

    Sweet and salty, chocolatey and nutty and caramely PLUS easy? What’s not to like. I think this is perhaps the best “baked” thing in the world. I bow down to your awesomeness!

  • K in KS December 16, 2011, 12:37 am

    Does anyone have suggestions where you can buy the yogurt pretzels ? Do they sell these at the grocery store already covered ? The recipe looks delicious and simple…after I find the ingredients 😉 Thanks for sharing !

  • Stephanie November 20, 2012, 7:09 pm

    Can you use white chocolate pretzels or will they melt too much? How about candy melts (so I can change up the color)? These are sooo awesome!

  • Loretta Vickers January 28, 2013, 8:44 pm

    These are simply amazing and I will be making these

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