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Rolo Cookies

Rolo Cookies

We don’t buy candy very often, but when we do it is usually not to snack on, it is to bake with. Last week I bought Rolo candies to make Rolo Pretzels with Pretzel M&M’s. I didn’t use all of the Rolos so I used the leftover candies to make Rolo cookies. These cookies look like plain chocolate cookies, but there is a surprise inside.

The chocolate cookie dough gets wrapped around the Rolo candy. The Rolos melt in the oven and create a chocolate caramel center that is to die for. The cookies are best warm because the center is ooey, gooey, and divine. Josh wasn’t going to try a cookie because he thought they were plain chocolate cookies, but I told him to trust me and take a bite. He did and he immediately grabbed a second cookie and a glass of cold milk. He loved the chocolate caramel surprise.

If you want to create an extra sweet treat, try these chocolate cookies with a Rolo candy center. You can’t go wrong with cookies and candy!

Rolo Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 7-10 minutes


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cocoa
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Bag of Rolo candies, unwrapped
Sugar (for rolling the cookie dough balls in)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.

3. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract. Mix until blended.

4. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture and blend well. Take a spoonful of chocolate cookie dough and wrap around one Rolo candy. Make sure Rolo is completely covered with cookie dough. Roll dough ball in sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue until you run out of cookie dough.

5. Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.

If you like these Rolo cookies, you might also like:

Rolo Pretzels with Pretzel M&M’s from Two Peas and Their Pod
Caramel Chocolate Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Salted Caramel Brownie from the Pioneer Woman
Snickery Squares from Brown Eyed Baker

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90 Responses to “Rolo Cookies”

  1. Lynn — August 3, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    Ooh, I love cookies with surprises inside! Must make, must make!

  2. Sarah — August 3, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    You are not helping my need to go on a diet :)

  3. Becky O. — August 3, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    Rolos are some of my most favorite candies! Can’t beat that caramel center. Your cookies look so soft. I’d love to make these.

    It was so good to see you Saturday! We need to do lunch or bake together soon!

  4. Flourchild — August 3, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    I made these cookies last year, they are yummy!!
    How have you been? I hope your summer is going well. It’s been hot in Idaho!

  5. terri — August 3, 2010 @ 9:55 am

    heavenly! i made your pretzel cookies on thursday night and brought them to work on friday! um, lets just say they were gone in like 30 seconds. rave reviews. thanks so much for sharing the recipe! it’s a keeper FO SHO! xo

  6. Katie @ goodLife {eats} — August 3, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    I want these! Rolos are one of my favorite candies.

  7. southern hostess — August 3, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    These look amazing!

  8. Brooke (Baking with Basil) — August 3, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    YUM-O!!! I never keep Rolos around that long to make anything with them. :)

  9. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 3, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

    Ooh… I love cookies with Rolo candies in them. I have made peanut butter ones and Nutella ones… Yum! Now I’ll have to give these a try!

  10. delicieux — August 3, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    Oh my god my mouth is watering!!! I haven’t had rolo’s in years and these look SO good!!

    I am definitely going to have to make these once I am off crutches and back in the kitchen. I can see they will be a huge hit with my boyfriend.

  11. Emma @CakeMistress — August 4, 2010 @ 3:22 am

    Ooh, look at the oozing caramel in those. Such a great idea for a cookie! Would be soooo hard to stop at one.

  12. Jessica @ How Sweet — August 4, 2010 @ 4:30 am

    Those looks so fabulous!

  13. the caked crusader — August 5, 2010 @ 12:43 am

    ooh – what a great use for rolos! I love rolos anyway, but having them in a biscuit is wonderful!

  14. Marvett Smith — August 5, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

    Oh my. I am so going to make these! My kids will love them!

  15. Tawny@ theyearofthecookie — August 12, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

    Oh i’ve heard about these! I’m definitely going to try them. I looove the prezel turtles, they’re addicting!

  16. Diane aka papa's baja girl — August 12, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    I made these a few weeks ago for one of our summer ‘Concerts at the Pier.’ They were a huge success! Every one of them were gone and people were asking for more, as well as the recipe. These are so easy to make and every bite is amazing…… the bites of just plain chocolatey goodness and then the bites with the wonderful caramel.
    Hints: I leave them to set up on the parchment paper when I remove them from the oven. I just slide the cooked parchment sheet straight on to the cooling rack and slide a prepped parchment sheet right back on the hot sheet and in to the oven.
    If you put the hot cookies directly on the rack the caramel breaks through the actual cookie part and falls between the cracks! And, they tend to fall apart when hot.

  17. Melissa — January 9, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for quite awhile, because it looked so good. I finally made it tonight and these cookies were so good! My husband said they were his favorite cookies he’s ever had, quite the compliment! Thanks for another great recipe!

    • twopeas replied: — January 10th, 2011 @ 8:44 am

      Wow, that is a compliment. So glad you and your husband enjoyed the cookies!

  18. Meredith — January 12, 2011 @ 6:31 am

    I finally got around to making these yesterday. SO GOOD!!!

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  20. Sara — February 13, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    These came out great! And they’re really easy and fun to make!

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  24. Erin — March 6, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    I stumbled upon this recipe on Friday and knew I had to make them! So, yesterday I walked to the store in the pouring rain to get the rolos and it was so worth it because these cookies are ridiculously good! They are perfectly moist, even on day two! Probably the best cookies I have ever had!

    • twopeas replied: — March 6th, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the cookies!

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  27. Melanie — September 28, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    I am not one to comment on recipes, but just this once Ill make an exception. THESE. ARE. AMAZING. I stumbled on this recipe from Iambaker and couldnt stop myself from making them! Ive had people beg me for the recipe, and they are SO easy to make! Thank you so much for sharing this..!!

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  30. Megan — December 8, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    These cookies were so great! I did not have any Rolo’s around, so I used bite size Snickers and it worked really well! Thanks For the great ideas!

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  32. Nyanna — December 13, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    Insihtgs like this liven things up around here.

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  34. SteveOh — December 24, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    Awesome cookies… Made half the batch with a light sea salt topping, the other half with the full sugar roll… Both are amazing, but my wife prefers the salted, she doesn’t have the biggest sweet tooth… Thanks!

  35. Marie — January 7, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I made these for a Christmas cookie exchange– they were the biggest hit of the night! And we had 13 different types of cookies so that is a good sign. They were the first to be eaten and I got requests to make more. Easy to make– the longest part was unwrapping the rolos!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

      Glad the cookies were a hit!

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  37. Kate — December 3, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Can the dough be made the day before assembling the cookies?

    • Two Peas replied: — December 3rd, 2012 @ 6:43 pm


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