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Rolo Cookies

Growing up we called rolo cookies surprise cookies. My mom would always make them around the holidays. She would tell everyone that there was a surprise in the middle. When you bit into the chocolate caramel center it always put a smile on everyones face. 

While these cookies are great anytime I love eating them while they are still warm. That means the caramel stuffed center is still gooey.


Rolo Cookies

My mom would always make these for Christmas parties, cookie swaps or as gifts around the office. These cookies can be made anytime of year but there is just something about them to me that makes them a Christmas cookie. Now I am continuing that tradition making them for my friends and family at the holiday time. In fact my Star Wars obsessed nephew calls these Hans Solo rolo cookies.

Looking for more Christmas recipes? Try this peppermint mocha bundt cake. Want another recipe with rolos? Try this chocolate caramel peanut butter thumbprint cookie from Red Cottage Chronicles. 

Rolo Cookies

Baking with the whole family

If you have kids or nieces and nephews this is a great recipe to get them involved with. Have them unwrap your package of rolos. Then show them how to take a tablespoon of cookie dough and wrap it around the rolo and place it on a baking sheet. Let them in on the secret of the surprise cookie. This was always a part of our holiday traditions growing up and I cannot wait to make these cookies with my kids one day. 

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Rolo Cookies

Rolo Cookies

A chocolate cookie with a caramel surprise in the middle. Perfect for holiday parties and Christmas cookie swaps.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package of rolos


  1. Pre heat oven to 375º F degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. Beat white sugar, brown sugar and butter together.
  4. Add vanilla, eggs and slowly add the flour mixture.
  5. Shape 1 table spoon of dough around a rolo. Dip top of dough ball in sugar.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Rolo Cookies

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Welcome to Weekend Craft. Life is busy so I am all about getting projects done on the weekend, whether it be crafts, DIY, home decor, or crafting with your Cricut.

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