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Rolo Cookies

rolo cookies

These Rolo cookies have been around since the 1980’s, minimum. In fact, they were a hot product of the 80’s because my mom has been making these since I was a kid and she tended to pick up on the food trends back then and bake up a storm. In the 80’s. Don’t bother with the math, I’ll just tell you that it means I am twenty nine. Twenty nine celebrated quite a few times now.

In all seriousness, I haven’t had them in years now, cookie trends seem to come and go and I’m a’ thinking it’s definitely time this one came back. There is so much deliciousness going on in these cookies that one can barely take it.

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Rolo Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Rolo cookies, a flashback from the 1980's but still just as delicious today!
Course: Christmas Cookies
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour3/4 cups of unsweetened cocoa1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 cup of white sugar1 cup of brown sugar firmly packed1 cup of butter2 tsp vanilla2 eggs24-36 Rolo candies depends on how big you make the cookies1 cup of pecans chopped2 tbsp of white sugar
  1. Whisk flour, cocoa & baking soda together completely.In a large mixer bowl with your paddle attachment, beat the sugars & butter until light & fluffy.Add vanilla & eggs. Beat well.Add the flour mixture slowly and blend well.Combine pecans & remaining sugar in a small bowl..Wrap about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough completely around 1 Rolo candy.Roll the cookie ball in the pecan mixture.Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet at least 1.5 inches apart.Bake 14-16 minutes at 375 degrees F.Cool on tray for at least 5 minutes so the Rolo inside the cookie sets a bit.Move to cooling rack and cook completely. Or try warm if you are like me and impatient.
Nutrition Facts
Rolo Cookies
Amount Per Serving (24 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Now we all know how much I hate ugly stuffed cookies. Ones that have lumps and bumps and look all ugly just so you can have a “stuffed” cookie.

These made me happy.

These are not ugly stuffed cookies. They are fabulous!

rolo cookies

With the caramel chocolate interior and the toasted pecan exterior, these are some seriously decadent cookies. I can’t believe I haven’t made them before this but man, did memories of my mom making these ever come flooding back!

So trust me, go back to the 80’s on a taste trip of delight with these babies!


Now If Only I Could Have My Legwarmers Back Magpie



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    Rachel Danger Kurz
    December 20, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I saw you make these on tv the other day! They look DELICIOUS.

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Awww thank you!!

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    Pauline Jong
    December 18, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Karlynn, you post the BEST recipes. Just want you to know how much I appreciate all the yummy goodness you inspire us all to go into our kitchens and start whipping up. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    A Girl Needs a Name
    November 3, 2013 at 2:20 am

    ooh!  My mom makes rolo cookies, but without the nuts.  I am thinking crushed pretzels would be tasty too.

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      November 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      A Girl Needs a Name They are so 80’s, I love them. I think this year is going to be all about classic Christmas cookies again. I love digging up the retro cookies my mom used to bake all the time.

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    May 23, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Just made these (without any nuts due to allergies) and while they don’t look quite as fancy they are delicious! Thx

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    December 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    I just made these (dec. 20, 2012) oh my they are good.

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    Ani Malas
    December 14, 2012 at 5:06 am

    tanx – tired of makin dem choc chip cookies!!!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 14, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Jacque Avant follow the link to my website above! The full recipe is on there, enjoy! They are SO good!

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    Jacque Avant
    December 14, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I don’t remember Rolo cookies.Can you possibly share the recipe?

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 14, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Those are awesome too!!

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    Laura Scola
    December 14, 2012 at 4:01 am

    made pretzel rolo”s yesterday, then put a red or green M%M on top… yummy;))

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    December 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I think my mom made hundreds & hundreds of these for my sister’s wedding…

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    December 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    YUM. .  Gawd, I LOVE rolos!! esp in cookies or baking with them! 

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