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

December 9, 2010

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.

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  • Reply Beverly - Green Gracie Home December 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    And here I was searching for a cookie recipe for a cookie party tomorrow night! Yippee me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Bonnie December 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    GENIUS !!

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

    Thanks for making my life easier!

  • Reply Angie December 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm


  • Reply Jennifer December 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

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

  • Reply Allison December 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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

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

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

  • Reply Alisa December 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm

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

  • Reply HeatherTX December 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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

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

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

  • Reply Isabel Kallman @AlphaMom December 10, 2010 at 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

  • Reply Peace December 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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

  • Reply aliallen December 11, 2010 at 8:43 am

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

  • Reply UpsideUp December 12, 2010 at 9:25 am

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

    • Laura Harrison Mayes
      Reply Laura December 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm

      Smush is about as technical as I get.

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  • Reply Kpaull December 13, 2010 at 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!

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

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  • Reply Denise January 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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

  • Reply Paige March 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm

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

  • Reply Lisa June 23, 2011 at 2:21 am

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

  • Reply Mija September 4, 2011 at 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.

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

  • Reply r8chel October 16, 2011 at 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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  • Reply Pam December 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Gosh Gosh Gosh I’m making these for sure!

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    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!

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    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!

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