Chewy Rolo Cookies

When it comes to desserts, these Rolo Cookies are the best! They’re easy to make and this recipe is a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy!

Stack of Rolo Sugar Cookies in front of a red and white striped napkin


Upgrade your usual sugar cookies by adding rolo candy! These Rolo Cookies are filled with chocolatey, caramel goodness, and make the perfect dessert for any occasion!

Rolo cookies first started as one of those “ways to use up your leftover Halloween candy” recipes. But let’s be honest… there aren’t ever (EVER) any leftover Rolos.

After the success of my Cookies with Butterfingers, I figured, I’d give these a whirl too! It is the same chewy sugar cookie base with another favorite candy flavor.

Any candy with milk chocolate and caramel is A-okay in my book and Rolo candy is perhaps my favorite. I may, or may not have, eaten half the bag just while making this recipe.

My kids are pretty young, so when they go trick-or-treating, I get to reap the benefits of the fruit of their labor. I’m already starting to work out a system to snag my favorites when they get a little older and more aware of my candy stealing ways.

Scoop of cookie dough with rolo candy

Maybe a barter? Bribe? Or just plain hide my favorites after bedtime? Only time will tell. But enough about my parenting plans.

Let’t talk about sugar cookies. With the exception of my father, who likes a nice, crispy cookie regardless of whether it is a sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookie, most people enjoy soft and chewy cookies.

Overhead of a rolo cookie on parchment paper

These cookies are no exception. Using melted butter (not just softened) adds to the moisture filled nature. Adding additional egg yolk also aids in them being super soft.

But chewy… chewy comes from the recipe, of course, but also the delicious caramel inside Rolos.

Stack of rolo cookies with a rolo candy

Rolos, if you aren’t familiar, are bite-size cone shaped chocolate candy filled with rich and chewy caramel goodness.

PRO TIP: To make sure you don’t break up your caramel pieces too much, otherwise you won’t be able to tell these are Rolos! When the Rolos melt, we want them to stay somewhat intact.

The first step to making these Rolo cookies is creaming the butter and sugar (both brown sugar and white) together until light and fluffy. I prefer to do this in the bowl of a stand mixer.

stack of rolo sugar cookies

After the butter and sugars are combined, beat in the vanilla extract, egg and egg yolk. Be sure not to over mix or the cookies will be tough!

Next, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate large bowl. Mix these sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Then stir in the chopped Rolos.

Rolo cookie dipping into a glass of milk

After the dough is prepared, you will scoop 2 tablespoons of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure each scoop of dough is about 3 inches apart to ensure they don’t combine when spreading.

Bake the cookies for about 15-17 minutes at 325 degrees. You want the edges to be lightly toasted, but not totally brown. After baking, transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool, and enjoy!

Close up of stack of cookies with caramel and chocolate

What is your favorite Halloween candy? Are there any other chocolate candies that would taste great in a sugar cookie?

Stack of cookies for Pinterest

Questions you may have about Rolo sugar cookies:

Do you have to chill the dough? For this specific recipe you do not. When making cut out cookies that need to keep their shape, chilled dough is more important. But we want these cookies to spread and get slightly crisp on the edges.

Should you frost these sugar cookies? These Rolo cookies are sweet enough on their own (thanks to the Rolos!) so they don’t need frosting. If making regular sugar cookies, you can use a mixture of powdered sugar, egg whites and lemon juice (royal icing) to frost them.

How long are sugar cookies good for? If kept in an airtight container, these Rolo cookies can last about two weeks. However, they can stay for about six weeks if frozen.

Rolo sugar cookies for pinterest
stack of rolo sugar cookies

Rolo Sugar Cookies

5 from 6 votes
Upgrade your usual sugar cookies by adding rolo candy! These Rolo Cookies are filled with chocolatey, caramel goodness, and make the perfect dessert for any occasion! Upgrade your usual sugar cookies by adding rolo candy! These Rolo Cookies are filled with chocolatey, caramel goodness, and make the perfect dessert for any occasion!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies



  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line insulated cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl and using an electric hand mixer, cream together melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar.
  • Beat in vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Do not over mix.
  • Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
  • Stir in chopped Rolos by hand.
  • Using a 2 tablespoons cookie dough scoop, place 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cookies might still look slightly undercooked cooked, that is ok. You don’t want to overcook them.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before carefully transfering to cooling racks.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


Adapted from AllRecipes. 


Calories: 146 kcal, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 78 mg, Potassium: 28 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 13 g, Vitamin A: 198 IU, Calcium: 13 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 146
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy sugar cookies, rolo cookies
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Chewy sugar cookies with rolo candy
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I am dying to make these cookies! Rolo’s are my favorite candy … this could be dangerous 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This is a nice way to use up all those candies from trick-and-treat! Will be doing this first thing in November!

  3. 5 stars
    Well now I know what I am going to do with rolos in my kids’ Halloween booty! These cookies look SO good with all that melty chocolate and caramel.