Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt

These rolo cookies are basically the best thing ever. They’re like a delicious chocolate cookie stuffed with caramel and sprinkled with a little sea salt on top – for the perfect sweet and salty and chewy cookie, one of the best you’ve ever had.



Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt - a delicious caramel and chocolate cookie that has the perfect sweet and salty taste. Only 5 ingredients for an easy and amazing cookie!

Now, I’ve made rolo cookies a few times since I first made them a few years ago – every time I make them I wonder why I don’t make them more often, they are seriously one of my favorite cookies.

Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt - a delicious caramel and chocolate cookie that has the perfect sweet and salty taste. Only 5 ingredients for an easy and amazing cookie!

And maybe even better than these delicious cookies themselves - how easy it is to make them. You see, you start with a box of devil’s food cake, you could probably use any chocolate cake mix, then add some oil, eggs and make a thick dough. Then roll a little dough around a delicious rolo and bake. And of course don’t forget to sprinkle on my favorite part at the end, a little sea salt.

Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt - a delicious caramel and chocolate cookie that has the perfect sweet and salty taste. Only 5 ingredients for an easy and amazing cookie!

The sea salt adds almost a little crunch, but I just love the contrast it adds to the cookie. The saltiness brings out the sweetness of the caramel and the chocolate. Make sure to get coarse sea salt.  I press my cookie tops down every so slightly when they come out of the oven to help the sea salt stick a little better.

Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt - a delicious caramel and chocolate cookie that has the perfect sweet and salty taste. Only 5 ingredients for an easy and amazing cookie!

And now, another picture of the ooey gooey deliciousness of the caramel in the middle.

Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt - a delicious caramel and chocolate cookie that has the perfect sweet and salty taste. Only 5 ingredients for an easy and amazing cookie!

Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt
 
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Serves: 24-28
Ingredients
  • 24-28 rolos
  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil (or canola or coconut)
  • coarse sea salt.
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Unwrap all your rolos and set them aside in a small bowl, try not to eat any ;)
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine your cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil and stir together to make a thick cookie batter.
  4. Take a small bit of dough and flatten it in your hand and put 1 rolo in the middle. Fold the dough around the rolo and roll into a ball.
  5. Place 12 cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  6. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, till the tops start to split and they look done.
  7. Remove from oven and slightly flatten the tops of your cookies with your hand and sprinkle each cookie with just a little sea salt.

Enjoy these sweet and salty and easy cookies!

Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt - a delicious caramel and chocolate cookie that has the perfect sweet and salty taste. Only 5 ingredients for an easy and amazing cookie!

 

Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt - a delicious caramel and chocolate cookie that has the perfect sweet and salty taste. Only 5 ingredients for an easy and amazing cookie!

12 Comments

  1. Jill Ginavan · · Reply

    These cookies were indeed very good and easy to prep. I loved that they were sprinkled with a little sea salt. That gave the cookies just a little extra something! I did have a problem with the dough sticking to my hands and getting kind of gummy as I rolled them into balls, so I tried spraying the palms of my hands with butter flavored cooking oil spray from time to time, and that did the trick No more sticking!. Also, I found that the sea salt wouldn’t stick very well to the cookies after baking (even after pressing the cookie tops down), so I started sprinkling the salt onto the unbaked cookie balls before popping them into the oven and that seemed to help a lot. I really like that salt so I had to find a way to keep it from rolling off the cookies! I also just used unwrapped Rolo minis instead of unwrapping individual Rolos. The minis seemed to give the cookies enough caramel for my taste, but if someone likes lots of caramel, the bigger candies would probably be preferable. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. It sounds so good with the mini rolos too. Not having to unwrap them all is PERFECTION! Glad you liked them!

  2. These were DELICUOUS!! And incredibly easy to make – thank you!!

    1. So glad you loved them! :)

  3. This looks absolutely amazing.. who could say no to a Rolo!?

    1. Right? It was hard not to just pop them in my mouth as I was unwrapping them for the cookies!

  4. That gooey Rolo in the middle looks so unreal! I’m ALL about sweet and salty!

    1. Thank you Ashley! Such a good combo, right?!

  5. Oh my gosh, these sound delicious, and easy! I will have to try them!

    1. Thank you Natalie! They are amazingly easy and one of my favorite cookies! Let me know what you think when you try them!

  6. I can never resist a caramelly dessert! Your cookies look phenomenal!

    1. Thank you so much! I can’t resist it either!

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