Ginger Molasses Rolo Cookies

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Quick Summary

Ginger Molasses Rolo Cookies- a soft ginger molasses cookie with a gooey chocolate caramel Rolo candy in the center. A fun and delicious cookie that is perfect for the holidays or anytime!

stack of ginger molasses cookies with rolo candy in the center.

I love Rolo candies. If you haven’t had Rolos, let me introduce you. They are rich chocolate caramel candies wrapped in a shiny foil wrapper. I love using them to make my chocolate Rolo cookies, they are a classic. I also use them to make Rolo pretzels.

During the holiday months, I love making my soft ginger cookies and chewy molasses cookies. Well, I decided to use the Rolo candies to elevate a ginger molasses cookie. I hid a chocolate caramel candy inside of the dough, creating a sweet surprise.

The cookies are soft, chewy, perfectly spiced, and when you bite into the center you get a gooey chocolate caramel surprise! They are SO fun and SO delicious.

If you like ginger molasses cookies and chocolate and caramel…these are the cookies for you. The combo might sound a little odd, but I promise you all of the flavors work well today. These cookies are such a treat and perfect for the holiday season!

ingredients in bowls to make ginger molasses rolo cookies.
  • All-purpose flour– don’t pack flour when measuring. Fluff, spoon, and level!
  • Baking powder
  • Spices– ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Salt– use kosher salt.
  • Unsalted butter– at room temperature.
  • Brown sugar– always pack brown sugar when measuring.
  • Egg– use a large egg.
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • MolassesGrandma’s is my favorite brand.
  • Roloschocolate caramel candies! You can find them at most grocery stores in the candy aisle.
  • Granulated sugar– for rolling cookies.
flour and spices being whisked together in mixing bowl.

How to Make Ginger Molasses Rolo Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
butter, sugars, eggs, and molasses in mixing bowl.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Pour in the molasses and beat until well combined.
ginger molasses cookie dough in mixing bowl with spatula.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.
ginger molasses cookie dough being wrapped around a Rolo candy.
  • Take about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and wrap around one Rolo candy. Make sure the Rolo is completely covered with cookie dough.
ginger molasses rolo cookie dough balls rolled in sugar and on baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough ball in the sugar until completely coated. Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or just until the cookies are barely set around the edges and soft in the centers. Don’t over bake.
ginger molasses rolo cookies on baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
ginger molasses rolo cookies in tray with rolo candies.

How to Store & Freeze

  • Store the cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze cookies for up to 3 months in a freezer bag or freezer container. Always label and date!
  • You can also freeze the cookie dough balls for up to 3 months. No need to thaw before baking, just add a few minutes to the baking time.

Find MORE cookie recipes HERE and in my cookie cookbook, Let’s Eat Cookies!

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Ginger Molasses Rolo Cookies

A soft ginger molasses cookie with a gooey chocolate caramel Rolo candy in the center. A fun and delicious cookie that is perfect for the holidays or anytime!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Pour in the molasses and beat until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  • Take about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and wrap around one Rolo candy. Make sure the Rolo is completely covered with cookie dough. Place the sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough ball in the sugar until completely coated. Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or just until the cookies are barely set around the edges and soft in the centers. Don’t over bake. Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 73mg, Potassium: 90mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 157IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg
Keywords ginger, molasses, rolo

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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