Rolo Cookies

The other night (pre-Halloween so we didn’t have a bunch of junk food hanging around), my husband and I really wanted something chocolatey for dessert, but I had run out of frozen cookie dough and it was fairly late so I didn’t want to get out the mixer and make a mess with flour, sugar, etc.  I saw a bag of Rolos and a box of devil’s food cake mix in our pantry and remembered I had something on Pinterest about cake mix cookies with Rolos in them.  30 minutes later, we had our dessert (my son was already in bed so I couldn’t recruit him to help unwrap all those Rolos or it would have been even faster).

I originally found this recipe on Buns in my Oven (one of my faves), and the ingredients and directions couldn’t have been easier, so it was a no-brainer that I’d make these.  Mine didn’t turn out nice and flat like hers did, but a light press with the spatula when it came out of the oven fixed that situation.

These are delicious warm (but not straight out of the oven…the caramel will burn your tongue.  Ahem.) or just room temperature.  In fact, I think I preferred room temperature because that allowed the caramel to go back to it’s chewy state, rather than the creamy state when it was hot out of the oven.

Karly made hers a bit smaller than mine, but that’s because I misread the directions.  She said to make the ball HALF the size of a golf ball.  I made mine a full golf ball size.  That’s okay, big cookies rule, even if it’s by accident.

Recipe found on Buns in my Oven
  • 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Rolo candies, unwrapped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (only the best invention EVER).
  2. Mix together the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Grab a piece of dough about the size of a golf ball and roll it into a ball. Smoosh it flat, place a Rolo in the center, and then close the dough around the Rolo. Repeat until all of the dough is used.
  3. Bake for about 9 minutes. 
  4. If your cookies are still in ball form, flatten them slightly with a spatula.  Let sit on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack.
Makes 24 cookies.

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  1. Miz Helen

    I just love a Rollo candy so these cookies would be awesome. I need to try your recipe real soon. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  2. Kim McCallie

    These look delicious! I’ll have to add these to my Christmas cookie list. I always buy a bag of Rolos over the holidays to have on hand. I’d like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  3. Sissy

    These look incredible, something I will def have to try. I don’t like recipes with complicated steps or ingredients and this looks so easy!
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  4. Lindsay

    I really love rolo cookies! I may have to make them soon for the holidays. I love baking at this time of year, I don’t know why it always tastes better. 🙂 I am so happy to have you share this @ Show & Share, thank you very much!

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