Cookies! Easy Candy and Cake Rolo Cookies

Over the Christmas holiday I tried  making the Rolo Cookie recipe that apparently, most people knew about, but I only discovered back in December.  I kept stumbling across blog post after blog post, from college age people, to young moms, and so on and they were all making the Rolo cookies and had been making them for  years.  Well, okay, I am definitely not a member of the Cookie Clique.  If you are, skip this post and come back on the 10th, next Sunday at 10 am EST. Or before, too.

4 ingredient cookie recipe
A few ingredients for this
chocolately good cookie.

For the rest of us newbies, here is the recipe, but my disclaimer is I didn't follow it- No Surprise.



1 Box of Devil's Food Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/3 cup of oil, usually Canola Oil
Rolos unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a baking sheet or use a non-stick sheet.

Put cake mix, eggs, and oil in a bowl and mix until well blended. It will be a dough consistency, not batter.

Take a piece of dough, flatten it then put a Rolo in the
center and close up the dough around the Rolo.

Place about 2 inches apart and Bake 8-10 minutes.

This is supposed to make 4 dozen.  It made 14, that's almost 3 dozen less than promised.  The dough was way too thick.  I even added water to try and thin it out.  Afterwards,  I checked various sites and they all had the same list of ingredients without water or other thinning liquids.  You can see the result on a cooling rack in this post about the Cranberry Sugar Cookies.

In the image you see the two toned candies.  I used mint chocolate candies in some and Rolos in others.  You must chop up the harder chocolates as they will not melt!  Delicious, but you need beaver teeth to gnaw away at a hunk of chocolate like that.  Funny and true!

Analysis:  I wouldn't make these again unless there was a way to make more than 15.  Maybe I'll try again and add more water to the mix.  I would definitely try a different candy, maybe some kind of softer mint, as I like the chocolate mint cookie rather than the chocolate caramel cookie.

Did you ever make these?   What was your result?  Do you see a liquid ingredient missing or not?


Christine Altmiller said...


Gloria~I have made this recipe I attached here. I have made it with Andes candies and also Junior Mints. All Goooooood!!!!!

Additionsstyle said...

They sound interesting. I don't ever bake, my daughter does when she is home so I will share this recipe with her. I agree Christine Andes or Junior mints sound like they would be really good.
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Craftymoose Crafts said...

Seems that recipe was way off! I like candy wayyyyy to much to "ruin" it with cake mix--especially devil's food!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Never heard of this one? but sounds pretty good! I love milk choc and caramel :O

Miss Val's Creations said...

I have never made nor eaten Rolo cookies. However, I am quite intrigued!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

I have never made these before? But, they sound very yummy ;o)


Whoa, these sound luscious! I like baking, but have never made anything chocolatey, perhaps because I just take the easy way out and eat the chocolate straight lol!