Gooey Rolo Cookies

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Rolo Cookies are soft and indulgent, filled with a caramel Rolo center! They are quick, easy, & Chocolatey!

These gooey rolo cookies are so good you’ll want to save and bookmark this recipe for later! They are quick and easy like our Lemon Cake Mix Cookies and Cake Mix Cookie Bars!

Stack of Rolo cookies on a white plate


One of our favorite family cookies is our Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies. They are so delish and easy to make!

I decided I wanted to do a chocolate version and to mix things up I decided to add a Rolo to the middle because who doesn’t love ROLOS?! The added cream cheese adds a new level of ooey gooey goodness and creaminess.

The end result was amazing!! I made them for a family function a few months back and they were a hit. I call them: Gooey Chocolate Rolo Cookies!!

Chocolate dough in a mixing bowl

Rolo cookies with cake mix

PREP. Preheat oven to 350.

BATTER. Beat butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in cake mix. Chill for 30 minutes.

ROLOS. Grab a Rolo and insert into rolled cookie dough making sure it is covered. Place in a bowl of powdered sugar and placed on greased cookie sheet.

BAKE. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Add sifted powdered sugar on top if desired.

The best technique for inserting the Rolo into the dough is to make sure that its right in the middle of the cookie is to 1st roll the dough into a ball and smash it flat with your hand. Place the Rolo in the middle and the bring the remaining dough together around the Rolo.

Chocolate cookie dough with a Rolo on top

Tips & Variations

  • Caramel: If Rolos aren’t your favorite you can get a pack of caramels from the candy aisle and use those instead. Just make sure that whatever size caramel you use that your cookie dough ball completely covers it.
  • Chill: When you chill cookie dough it solidifies the fat so that the cookies don’t spread out as much in the oven and the fatty goodness stays right where it should instead of cooking right out of the cookie.
  • Gooey: It is a gooey cookie because the added cream cheese adds a new level of ooey gooey goodness and creaminess.
Chocolate cookie dough with rolo in the center

Storing Info

STORE ooey gooey chocolate rolo cookies at room temp, tightly covered for 3-5 days. After this time period the cookies will most likely become hard.

FREEZE in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks, thaw before enjoying!

Stack of chocolate Rolo cookies on a white plate

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Gooey Rolo Cookies Recipe

5 from 16 votes
Ooey Gooey Chocolate Rolo Cookies are soft and indulgent, filled with a caramel Rolo center! They are quick, easy, & Chocolatey!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 98 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna



  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Beat butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in cake mix.
  • Chill for 1 hour.
  • Scoop dough with cookie scoop into a bowl of powdered sugar.  Roll around and then flatten dough, place a Rolo in the middle and fold the dough around the Rolo.
  • Place cookie dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Dust powdered sugar over baked cookies, if desired. Let cool.

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  1. YUM!! We had those at a family party and I have been looking for the recipe ever since!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Oh my gosh, these are great! I’ve been trying to come up with a chocolate rolo cookie, and this is a great recipe!

  3. Love your blog. Just discovered it from the contest entry. New fan and can’t wait to browse through to discover some awesome finds here.

  4. Love the Rolo recipe and want to make it for a cookie swap this weekend! Just wondering approximately how many cookies one recipe will make???

  5. Just brought these to church and had none left to take back home. These are very good and people love the caramel bite in the middle.

  6. Think it would be alright to freeze half the dough? Otherwise, I will be FORCED to eat the WHOLE batch! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Just made the yellow cake cookies. Delicious! And so easy. Will be trying them in many different flavors and those chocolate Rolo ones looks delicious. Thank you for this yummy treat!

    1. You are welcome! I’m so glad you liked them, Brenda!! I have made this cookie in so many cake mixes and they are all so delicious. 😉 Have a great week!

  8. Hello Kristyn, thanks for your recipes. Could you please tell me if your okey.googey cookies are a wet cookie, I would love a crisp cookie I could make w/ a boxed cake mix. Appreciate any input. Rr

  9. 5 stars
    I made these cookies because they sounded great, but I’d never actually had an ooey gooey cookie before. My husband took them to work and his co-workers are demanding more, they say they are the best cookies they’ve ever had! Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe!

  10. 5 stars
    There is nothing better than biting into a warm cookie & biting into a rolo at the same time!! Super gooey & chocolatey!!

  11. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy to make and super flavorful! It tasted so delicious! Will surely have this again! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing gooey rolo cookies recipe! Highly recommended!