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.

Rolo Cookies
Rolo Cookies

How to Make Rolo Cookies

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.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!

These Rolo cookies are a chocolate cocoa cookie dough that you wrap around an entire piece of Rolo. Then you take the ball of cookie dough and roll it around in pecans. Place it on a cookie sheet and bake away! As with all cookies, don’t  over bake them or they will be hard as a rock inside!

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!


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Rolo Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
26 mins
Rolo cookies, a flashback from the 1980's but still just as delicious today!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rolo cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 24-36 Rolo candies depends on how big you make the cookies
  • 1 cup of pecans chopped
  • 2 tbsp of white sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together completely. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixer bowl with your paddle attachment, beat the sugars & butter until light & fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs. Beat well, then add in the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture slowly and blend well.
  5. Combine pecans & remaining sugar in a small bowl..
  6. Wrap about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough completely around 1 Rolo candy.
  7. Roll the cookie ball in the pecan mixture.
  8. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet at least 1.5 inches apart..
  9. Bake 14-16 minutes at 375 degrees F.
  10. Cool on tray for at least 5 minutes so the Rolo inside the cookie sets a bit.
  11. Move to cooling rack and cook completely.
Nutrition Facts
Rolo Cookies
Amount Per Serving (24 g)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Rachel Danger Kurz Reply

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

  2. Pauline Jong Reply

    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. 🙂

  3. A Girl Needs a Name Reply

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

    • thekitchenmagpie Reply

      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.

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

  5. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

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

  6. Jacque Avant Reply

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

  7. Laura Scola Reply

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

  8. Boo_aGhost Reply

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

  9. HipFoodieMom1 Reply

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

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