Chocolate Rolo Cookies (Easy Stuffed Cookies Recipe!)

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This Chocolate Rolo Cookies recipe makes soft chocolate cookies that are stuffed with Rolo candies. It is the perfect cookie recipe for the holidays, Christmas, and Valentine’s day. Keep reading to learn how to make homemade Rolo cookies with this simple recipe that is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

Close-up side view of half a Chocolate Rolo Cookies to show rolo stuffed inside.

Chocolate Rolo Cookies: Easy and Decadent

These little sweet treats are such a favorite among family and friends. They are loved by both children and adults alike. On the outside they look like ordinary chocolate cookies, but on the inside there is a chocolate caramel surprise that really takes them over the top!

This recipe begins by whipping up a simple chocolate cookie dough, which gets wrapped around Rolo candies into cookie dough balls. I also like to roll the cookie dough balls in a mixture of sugar and chopped pecans before baking them. This extra step gives the cookies a bit of sparkle and makes them look even more tempting. However, if you want to skip this step (in case of a nut allergy or otherwise), that is completely fine.

While the cookies are baking in the oven, the dough balls spread and the Rolos melt. This creates a chocolate caramel center that is absolutely divine. The cookies are best served fresh and warm from the oven, while the caramel center is still ooey and gooey.

Overhead view of Chocolate Rolo Cookies with scattered Rolo candies on a neutral background.

How to Store Rolo-Stuffed Cookies

These cookies will stay fresh stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week. If you want to make these cookies in advance, you can freeze the cookies after baking them. They may be stored in the freezer for up to three months.

How to Store Unbaked Rolo Cookie Dough

You can also freeze the unbaked cookie dough, which will last up to three months in your freezer. To do this, roll your cookie dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet. Then, place the baking sheet in the fridge for one hour to chill. This step solidifies the dough balls, so that they don’t stick together in the freezer.

Next, transfer the dough balls into a sealed bag and store the bag in your freezer. When you want to eat some cookies, just remove the dough balls from the freezer. Set them on the counter and let them thaw for about 20 minutes before baking. If you don’t have time to thaw them out, then you can just bake the dough balls in their frozen state for an extra minute or two in the oven. By prepping and freezing your dough in advance, you can have freshly-baked cookies whenever you want!

Close-up side view of Chocolate Rolo Cookies with scattered Rolo candies on a neutral background.

Are Rolo Cookies Good For You?

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I generally like to keep things as clean and nutritious as possible. But, I wouldn’t consider these Rolo cookies to be healthy. This is because they are made with a good amount of sugar, white flour, butter, and candy.

However, I’ve said before that pleasure and health go hand in hand. Healthy eating can definitely include partaking in a reasonable amount of desserts and treat foods. This is definitely one of those recipes for times when you feel like indulging. Portion size and frequency (meaning the number of cookies you eat) are important concepts to keep in mind. So with that said, enjoy recipes like this one in moderation. 🙂

More Easy Cookie Recipes

Craving more simple cookie inspiration? Here are some more recipes you will love:

If you make this Chocolate Rolo Cookies recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡

Chocolate Rolo Cookies (Easy Stuffed Cookies Recipe!)

Close-up side view of half a Chocolate Rolo Cookie to show Rolo stuffed inside.
This Chocolate Rolo Cookies recipe makes rich, fudgy cookies stuffed with Rolo candies. If you love chocolate and caramel, this is the cookie recipe for you!
Alia Kay
4.94 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 135 calories

Ingredients

For the cookies:

For rolling:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and slowly mix until combined.
  • Measure about 1 tablespoon of dough and wrap around a Rolo candy into a ball shape. Repeat with remaining dough and Rolo candies.
  • In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and crushed pecans. Roll each dough ball in the mixture until coated on all sides. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until set and slightly cracked. Allow cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Rolo Cookies (Easy Stuffed Cookies Recipe!)
Amount per Serving
Calories
135
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
0.2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
93
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
52
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
136
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
0.1
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
18
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Cookies will stay fresh stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week. You can also freeze the cookies after baking them and they will be good for up to three months.
Keyword Chocolate Rolo Cookies, Rolo Cookies, Rolo-Stuffed Cookies

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love the idea of the Rolos in the center – I imagine you could put several types of candies in the center! Thanks for the inspiration – a great idea for Valentine’s Day!

    1. Hi Laura! Thanks! Yes you could definitely stuff the cookies with almost any type of chocolate! Although I love the way the caramel inside the rolo melts while the cookies are baking. You’re welcome! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Of course I love the idea of chocolate and caramel! Yes, please! I bet these cookies are absolutely fabulous warm right out of the oven. 🙂

    1. Hello Dawn! Aww thanks! ♥ Yes they taste the best fresh out of the oven, but you can also store a batch for later and then just microwave them for a few seconds to get the chocolate and caramel all melty and gooey again. 😉

  3. 5 stars
    Alia this looks just soooo good. I love Rolo and the idea of it wrapped in a chocolate cookie…even better and yummier. This is a great recipe that I cannot wait to try. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    These chocolate Rolo cookies are so cute and addictive! Love the idea of stuffing Rolos in cookies! That caramel center is so yummy!

  5. 5 stars
    These are not only super fudgy, easy to make cookies that are ready to eat about 15 minutes after pulling them out of the oven (being careful NOT to burn yourself) full of melted chocolate lava chunks throughout, they are absolutely incredibly fudgy the next day! AND the day after that, and even stay fudgy after freezing them OR eating them cold out of the refrigerator up to a week later.

  6. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe and it is very good. Just a couple suggestions.
    Make sure to use parchment paper when baking and do not bake longer than 8 minutes. Overbaking causes the Rollo to melt out and the cookie will not hold together. I will be baking these cookies from now on at Christmas.

    1. Hi Debby, I’m so glad you tried and liked the recipe. 🙂 Thank you for your suggestions! Yes, these cookies are truly perfect for Christmas baking!