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Hidden ROLO® Cookies


2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
48 cookies

Sometimes the best part of the cookie is what you can't see right away. That's the case for these Hidden ROLO® Cookies. Fold a ROLO® Caramel into the center of each cookie for a delicious caramel and chocolate candy surprise.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour


  • 48
    ROLO® Creamy Caramels in Chocolate Candy
  • 1 cup
    butter (2 sticks) , softened
  • 1/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup
    nuts chopped finely (optional)
  • 1/2 cup
    powdered sugar for rolling
  • ROLO® Creamy Caramels in Chocolate Candy Additional (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
cookie sheet cookie sheet
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from caramels.


Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Gradually mix in flour and nuts, if desired. Knead mixture until it holds together and can be pressed into a ball. Roll mixture into 48 (about 1-1/4 inch) balls. Flatten each ball slightly; press around one caramel, covering completely. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.


Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are set but not browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar or drizzle with additional melted caramel candies, if desired.

Holiday Variation:

Roll cookie balls in colored sugars or a combination of colored sugar and granulated sugar before baking. Omit rolling in powdered sugar after baking.

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