Written By:  Amanda – At the Red Table

So, it seems a little — I don’t know — a little strange to ignore what happened last Friday in Connecticut. So, instead of pretending to be jolly and festive when I’m really not feeling it so much, I’d rather just get right to the point. I’d rather just give you something sweet in the midst of heartache and melancholy. I’d rather just wish you a very Merry Christmas and let you know how much I appreciate you coming here to read this and all the other offerings on Her View From Home.

And if you were here, sitting next to me, I’d give you a plate full of these cookies to thank you, just a small token of appreciation and good will for you to share with everyone you love.

Happy Holidays, friends.

Chocolate Caramel-Filled Cookies


2 3/4 c all purpose flour

1/2 c cocoa

1 tsp soda

1 c sugar

1 c brown sugar

1 c soft margarine

2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

9 oz. pkg Rolos


Remove the wrappers from the Rolos. Beat margarine, sugar, vanilla and eggs together until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Shape a tablespoon of dough around each Rolo and roll in sugar. Bake 7-10 minutes at 375 degrees F. Cool 2 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.


Amanda Sullivan

Hailing from Omaha, Amanda Sullivan is a rookie mom, a pretty swell wife (she confirmed this with her husband), a dedicated marketing and communications professional and an avid latte drinker. She writes about her new gig as a mother and offers up the occasional recipe when she's not changing diapers and falling asleep at 8:00 p.m.