You need this Rolo Cookies Recipe in your life! You can’t go wrong with delicious chewy cookies filled with a Rolo chocolate caramel. Great for your holiday cookie exchange, too!
Elyse had a college roommate and dear friend named Mandy. She would make these Rolo cookies all the time while they were attending college.
She introduced our family to them and we’ve never looked back. Thank you Mandy for many happy memories with your famous Rolo cookie recipe.
Mandy has since passed away, but the memory of her lives on. And we love how easy they are to make. The hardest part is unwrapping all of the Rolos!
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How to keep dough from sticking to your hands
We have made Rolo cookies many times and haven’t had a problem with the dough sticking to our hands.
But some of our readers have said they had a sticky problem.
Lightly spray your hands and fingertips with non stick cooking spray. This should help with any stickiness. You may have to reapply a few times as it comes off after each cookie.
Another trick for sticky dough that won’t roll into a ball is refrigerating it. Place the entire large bowl of cookie dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes until you feel it has set up a little bit.
We have always used a name brand cake mix when making these Rolo cookies and haven’t had a hard time with the dough. But it is a cake mix that you are using as cookie dough. Remember that it will be a slightly different texture than regular cookie dough.
This dough is mixed with a spoon. We do not use a hand mixer. You may even want to use your hands. Where a cake mix package is involved, some think to use a hand mixer. But that is not the case with these cookies. The dough is a lot thicker than it is for a cake.
The hardest part is resisting eating the cookie dough balls! To make this Rolo stuffed cookies recipe even easier, you’ll need a large mixing bowl or medium bowl, parchment paper, rubber spatula, and a cooling rack. You can also make the dough ahead of time if you need to! You can also top them with your favorite candy bar to mix things up.
How do you store these cookies?
Rolo cookies don’t last long around our house. But they can easily be frozen to enjoy at a later date. You will want to put them in an airtight freezer container or ziploc freezer bag.
If you are going to eat them later that day, place them on a plate or serving tray and cover them with plastic wrap. They will stay soft and gooey until you are ready to dive in.
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Other candy options for fillings
We love the chocolate caramel goodness of Rolos in these cookies. But through a lot of experimenting and comments, there are so many more options for stuffing these chocolate cookies. Here are a few favorites if you want to experiment:
- Milk Duds
- Andes Mints
- Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Hershey’s Kisses
- M & M’s
How to make Rolo Cookies:
You only need 4 ingredients for these Rolo cookies.
Mix the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs in a bowl. We used a spoon to mix it.
Take a small amount of dough and mold it around the Rolo.
Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar after they come out of the oven. This is optional, but it adds sweetness to the cookie.
These Rolo cookies are delicious eaten warm out of the oven or at room temperature.
Store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh!
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Here are more of our favorite cookie recipes:
- Loaded Funfetti Cookies
- Andes Mint Cookies
- Oreo Stuffed Cookies
- Soft Snickers Cookies
- Red Velvet Kiss Cookies
Rolo Cookies Recipe
- 1 15.25 ounce box Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 12 ounces Rolo's Caramels individually wrapped
- Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs.
- Take a small ball of dough and form a ball around the rolo. (Only use enough dough to cover the Rolo and spread evenly around the cookie dough ball)
- Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Other candy options include Milk Duds, Andes Mints, Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s Kisses, and M&Ms.
- If you are going to eat them later that day, place them on a plate or serving tray and cover them with plastic wrap. They will stay soft and gooey until you are ready to dive in.
- Cookie Sheet
- Mixing Bowl
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