Easy Chocolate Caramel-Stuffed Cookies

Tomorrow, we’re ringing in the third month with our daughter. Three months. Ninety-ish days. Not a long time, I know, but I think that deserves a cookie. And not just any cookie. A gooey, chewy and chocolaty cookie stuffed with caramel, dotted with chopped hazelnuts and made with love. From a cake mix.

That’s just how we new parents roll. It’s all about ease, people!

On that note, can someone explain to me why it’s been three months since I’ve been pregnant and I’m still a chocolate FIEND?! Is this the new me? Is there no end to the cravings? And can someone bring me some peanut M&Ms, please?

I’m no stranger to stuffing my cookies – and Rolo candies are my secret weapon for a fun sweet surprise. My Sea Salt Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles are many friends’ favorites, and these Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies make my hubby weak in the knees. But, I decided to take a simpler dessert shortcut by using a cake mix for my most recent batch of caramel cookie bliss… and they turned out brilliantly!

Just 6 ingredients and a few minutes of mixing (plus 10 minutes tops in your oven) yields the softest, most scrumptious cookies to satisfy any chocolate craving. The creamy chocolate flavor, crunchy hazelnuts and gooey caramel combine to make a mouthwatering treat.

Grab your ingredients and a chocolate lovin’ buddy, and try these today!

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Easy Chocolate Caramel-Stuffed Cookies

Yield: Makes 3 dozen cookies


1 package devil's food cake mix
1/4 cup water
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
42 Rolo candies
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and oil. Mix well (The dough will be thick and somewhat sticky.) Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Press a Rolo candy into each and reshape balls. Dip tops in hazelnuts and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store refrigerated in an airtight container, up to 5 days.


Adapted from Taste of Home


19 Responses to “Easy Chocolate Caramel-Stuffed Cookies”

  1. #
    Medeja — August 22, 2014 @ 3:53 am

    These cookies look good.. especially that caramel.. :) I think every day is worth a cookie or two ;)

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 22, 2014 @ 6:08 am

    Chocolate and caramel…what’s not to love these cookies? They look scrumptious!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — August 22, 2014 @ 7:31 am

    Three months already? Hold on, wasn’t she just born yesterday? Time flies, and they grow up so fast. These cookies are the perfect celebration. So gooey and chocolatey. Yum!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — August 22, 2014 @ 8:56 am

    Oooh lady, those cravings = I hear you. They have not stopped (dare I say they’re even stronger?). So obviously these cookies need to be made, like, the next naptime. ;)

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    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan — August 22, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    OOh look at those melty rolos …yum!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — August 22, 2014 @ 9:53 am

    I love ROLOs (especially the mini ones – so cute and already unwrapped!) These cookies look so delicious!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 22, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    Awwww, a very happy three-month birthday to your little girl, and to you as parents! This cookie has special occasion written all over it, but I love how simple it is too. Have the whole plate mom, you deserve it!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 22, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    Love the Rolo center, these cookies look incredible!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 22, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

    Caramel stuffed cookies?!?! YES!!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — August 22, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

    You weren’t whistling The Star Spangled Banner when you used ‘easy’ in your title. Wow and look at the envious results. This recipe sure turned out!

  11. #
    Gaby — August 22, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

    I need about 52 of these! So delicious!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — August 22, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    I think you deserve a cookie as well, you’ve been working hard these last three months! They look fabulous!

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — August 23, 2014 @ 3:39 am

    I cannot believe it’s been three months since your little girls arrived already -Time flies!

    These cookies look absolutely amazing, and definitely worthy of times of celebration :) Stuffing them sounds like such a good idea, and I love how you added chopped nuts on top, mmmm :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :) x

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    Choc Chip Uru — August 24, 2014 @ 4:27 am

    I need to try this recipe for cookies soon :D
    They are calling to me!

    Choc Chip Uru

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    Kathi@laughingspatula.com — August 24, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    These look amazing! I love cake mix recipes!
    Great post and beautiful pics……like usual!

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    marcie — August 24, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    Three months flies by, doesn’t it? And the chocolate thing…hormones are still so crazy for so long after birth. Well, it’s been 11 years since my youngest was born and I’m still a chocolate fiend! :) These cookies are right up my alley!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 25, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    awwwwwwwwwww! yay 3 months!! Such a cute aaaage-eeee babies! (I’m a smidge baby crazy. sorry :P)

    These cookies are the perfect way to celebrate! Chocolate-awesome. Caramel filled-ooooey goooey goodness. and topped with hazelnuts! YAY and YUM!

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    Ramona — August 27, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    Now this is my kind of cookie baking. I love cake box cookies. :)

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — August 28, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    That last photo did me in. I can’t wait to make these.

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