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Salted caramel Rolo cookies

2013 January 9
by Emily Hill

One of my most favorite cookie recipes is the chocolate toffee almond cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod. I make them often enough that I keep at least two bags of Heath milk chocolate toffee bits in my pantry at all times.

I do the same for caramels thanks to those salted caramel butter bars we can’t get enough of.

As I was recently going through said stashes of toffee and caramel, I came across a bag of Rolos—another must-have for those oh-so-deliciously-gooey Rolo cookies. That’s when I had one of those “a ha” moments. (And this one was a scrumptious one.) Why not wrap that chocolate toffee almond cookie dough around a Rolo to give the cookies a salted caramel kick?

Salted caramel toffee Rolo cookies

You can kiss your 2013 resolution to “eat healthy and lose weight” goodbye. These babies are absolutely delicious…and due to their tasting best warm from the oven, the batch must be eaten in its entirety before cooled.

Kidding. But that won’t stop you from trying.

Printable recipe for salted caramel Rolo cookies below.

Salted Caramel Rolo Cookies
This recipe takes my favorite chocolate toffee almond cookie and combines it with Rolos for the ultimate twist on Rolo cookies.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 package Heath milk chocolate toffee bits
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 (12-oz) bag Rolo candy
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extracts. Mix until blended.
  4. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until flour disappears. Stir in toffee and almonds.
  5. Unwrap Rolo candies. To make cookies, shape a rounded tablespoon of dough around each Rolo. Make sure candy is completely covered with dough. (I roll them in my hands to form a ball.)
  6. Place cookie dough on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Don’t over bake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.

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  1. January 9, 2013

    Someone made these for the very first cookie exchange I had and they are so yummy!!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Dang. And here I thought I was an original with the toffee, almonds, Rolos and sea salt. Way to burst my bubble, Kristina.
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  2. January 9, 2013

    doesn’t everyone know I am trying to not eat my feelings in 2013?! off to bake these, because I can always start my new year goal another day.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    You can ALWAYS start tomorrow. That’s my favorite day to start anything. ;)
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  3. January 10, 2013

    You had me at cookies. I got more excited when I saw the word caramel! The recipe is a genius. I must try this soon. However, I want to add some dried fruits. Do you think Cadbury Fruits and Nuts can be an alternative to Rolo?


    Emily Hill Reply:

    I bet this is a very forgiving recipe so I’d definitely give that alternative a try. Let me know how it turns out!
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  4. Cheryl permalink
    February 2, 2013

    Hi! These look amazing, and I bought my bag of Rolos last night. Question about the Heath bits, though: how much (by weight or volume) should I use? Not sure what “1 package” is because I bought the candy bars to smash up myself. Any guess in cups or ounces would be very helpful. Thanks! Can’t wait to make them.


    Emily Hill Reply:

    I would say it is about 1 1/2 cups finely chopped. Hope that helps!


  5. April 7, 2013

    Your cookies look and sound so delicious!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Thank you! :)


  6. Catherine permalink
    July 7, 2014

    Can’t wait to bake/eat cookies however need some help

    Can you assist – not sure what ‘Health Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits’ are, not something common here in Australia

    Can’t wait for a response, so I can start baking

    Thanks Catherine


    Emily Hill Reply:

    Here is a link to the product: I believe you could also take a Skor candy bar or Heath candy bar and finely chop it. If you don’t have those available, any candy bar that has toffee and milk chocolate should work!
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