Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week I have really been on a cookie kick! Blame it on the pregnancy hormones I guess, but I just can’t get enough of them! I mean seriously people, is there anything better than a gooey, chewy, warm from the oven chocolate chip cookie? The recipe that I have for you today is insanely delicious…Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookies.

A few months ago, I made some cookies that many claim to be the “Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie“.  After just one bite, I had to agree! So the other day when I was craving a homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie I turned to that recipe. They have a surprise secret ingredient that keeps the cookies extremely soft and chewy…cornstarch! That’s right…cornstarch. I was a bit skeptical at first, but one bite is all it took. I threw some Rolo candies into the dough along with some bittersweet chocolate chips and created these amazing little gems. I used regular Rolos and cut them into quarters, however, if you are lucky enough to find Mini Rolos at your local grocery store definitely use those. Just make sure when you decide to make these cookies you have someone to share them with. Trust me….I ate more of these cookies than I’d care to share… 😉

Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy cookies bursting with melty chocolate chips and Rolo caramel candies!

Yield: 36 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup (about 4 ounces) Rolo Candies, each one quartered


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add half of the flour mixture and mix for 15 seconds. Add the remaining flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and Rolo pieces.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between them. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until barely golden brown around the edges. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Source: adapted from I Heart Naptime, cookie recipe originally adapted from Food Network Canada

24 Responses to “Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Jenn — September 28, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    Saving this! Thanks. Making myself make the reeses cookies before I try these. Bought the ingredients, but haven’t taken the time to make them yet.

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    Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog — September 28, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    These look amazing! They are going on my list of food to make!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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    Kim Boynton — September 28, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Hmmm…since cornstarch is the secret ingredient in cake flour, this is sort of logical. They look delish. I believe they could be a weekend project.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 28, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    I haven’t had rolos in AGES – I will have to give these a whirl because I’m sitting here drooling right now.

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    Nicole G — September 28, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Yes yes yes!! My coworkers are obsessed with Rolos — can’t wait to make these for them. And I’ve found that the cornstarch really does help keep them soft!

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    Emma — September 28, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    Question……. Did you freeze the rolo’s a little to get them to cut, because I would think there would be a smashed mess if not … just asking …… Thanks

    • Christina replied: — October 2nd, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

      I used a sharp knife to cut them into quarters, however, you can freeze them to make it easier to cut. If you give them a try I would love to hear how they turn out for you! :)

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    Regina — September 28, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    Christina, you really need to get off the cookie kick, I’m going to get fat, ha ha! These are on my list as I LOVE caramel! And thanks for the tip on the corn starch, never heard of it before. I do add a little corn starch to my French toast batter as it makes it more crispy, just the opposite!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 28, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    What a wonderful Friday post! 😀 We can indulge ourselves with these treats once in a while…. I love rolo in the chocolate chip cookies. My kids will be thrilled to have these after school! Have a wonderful weekend, Christina!

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    Laura Dembowski — September 28, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    Oh, man, that gooey caramel looks so good! I love cookies right out of the oven :)

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    Michelle — September 28, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    Hello Rolo cookies, where have you been all my life? <3 Gotta try this… if I can keep enough Rolos from finding their way into my mouth, first! Really intrigued by the cornstarch in the cookie, too.

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    Hotly Spiced — September 28, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    I love Rolos – such a yummy treat. What a good idea to bake them in these lovely looking cookies – they’re gorgeous and I bet they’re absolutely delicious xx

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    ChgoJohn — September 29, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    I didn’t know they still made Rolos, big or mini. I should have known that if they make ’em, you’ll find ’em. Your secret’s out. If they make a candy, you’re going to figure out a cookie using it. :)

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    Wendy@chezchloe — September 29, 2012 @ 12:11 am

    I love rolos. Especially with popcorn. But I bet these cookies were yum!

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    Parsley Sage — September 29, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    Oh my! Check out that delicious rolo-ey dribble :) These cookies look fabulous, hormones or not!

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    Trish — September 29, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    I’ve always loved cookies, but being pregnant has made me positively ravenous for them. I’m about to lick my computer screen right now :)

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    Jed Gray (sportsglutton) — September 29, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Pretty much this is as far from the worst idea I can think of. OMG. :-)

    Have a great weekend!

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    Suzie — September 29, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    OMG! Rolo candies are my favorite thing in the world! I always wanted to find new ways to make with Rolo’s and you gave me the answer :) Thank you, I love the fact that there is cornstarch in this recipe. You use cornstarch to prevent the cookies from spreading too much 😛

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    nive mapakoi — September 29, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    just made these roll chocolate chips cookies, they are delicious and
    sooooooo good,

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    nive mapakoi — September 29, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    i love them so much i sent the recipe to my sister, thank you
    – new cookies for me to make

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    Inês Oliveira — September 30, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    If you make cookies like this it is easy that you never get enough of them 😉 I wouldn’s be able to either!
    Have a nice week!

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    Your Cookery Book — September 30, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Perfectly baked cookies. My both son love choco chip cookies. I gotta try this soon.

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    Meg @ Sweet Twist — September 30, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    You can’t go wrong with twist on the classic. Those look ooey gooey delicious!!

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    Sharyn Dimmick — October 1, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    Cookies with Rolos in them — definitely a good idea (I am a caramel freak the way some people freak for chocolate).

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