Try these super simple chocolate cookies stuffed with ooey gooey caramel… They’re a delish indulgence and also make a great gift!
Simple as they may look, these scrumptious cookies really pack a punch! Soft, chewy chocolate gives way to oozy, gooey melted caramel that just begs for a tall glass of milk… AND another cookie, since it’s impossible to stop at one. At least for me and everyone I shared these with!
Keep these cookies easy by stuffing them with Rolos, a chocolate-caramel candy you can find at most grocery checkouts. Just mix up the chocolate batter, roll it into balls, stuff a Rolo inside, and roll them in a bit of sugar. For a delicious sweet-salty twist, top them with a tiny bit of sea salt and bake ‘em up!
These cookies make an indulgent gift for family and friends, or just to reward yourself for surviving the holidays!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 20-24 chocolate-covered caramel candies, such as Rolos, unwrapped
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp. kosher or sea salt, optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix together until well blended. Add flour, cocoa powder and baking soda; mix well.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
- Roll dough into balls and place 1 chocolate-covered caramel candy in the center of each dough ball. Form the dough ball around the candy and roll each in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet and compress slightly with the bottom of a dry measuring cup. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt, if desired. (This really brings out the sweetness of the caramel)
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes then transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
A rolo stuffed in a cookie – what a great idea. Melty chocolate and caramel inside a chocolate cookie sounds divine!
These really look like the best cookies ever!
These sound amazing and look mouth-watering delicious. I think I will get some Rolos today and make these.
I remember the first time I had Rolos. They just came out and I was probably around 6 vacationing with my family in Chicago. I tried them and then said to my dad, ooh try these – well he ate the entire roll. Funny how some things you never forget.
These will be a special tribute to my dad. I can’t wait to make them, sea salt and all YUM!
How easy! Thanks for sharing!
these look incredible! that filling is perfect
Oooh, caramel stuffed cookies! LOVE it!
yum! these look amazing! and crazy– but i’ve never had rolos!
Oh wow those look worth every single calorie. Delish!
These look delicious! The chocolate cookie itself looks amazing, what a treat to find the rolo melted inside.
These look pure sinful! And I bet they make the perfect holiday gifs too!
I have Rolos in the pantry right now….uh oh! These look so, so delish!
It’s been years since I’ve had a Rolo! I want to eat the whole thing!
These look amazing!! Definitely going to make these….soon!
I cannot wait to make these, they look fantastic! Just the chocolate cookie alone looks fantastic and then you stuff it with a Rolo!!!
I could look at these pictures for days. What a great combination.
I’m drooling over here. These look fantastic. Pinned!
My favourite combo of flavours!
Oh, Georgia. These look incredible! Caramel stuffed anything is never bad. ;)
THis looks amazing Georgia.. so simple, but looks so complex. I love it. Bookmarking.
Hi, can I use a homemade caramel bites inside the cookie? You know, the ones you find individually wrapped with paper and sometimes also sprinkled with sea salt. Please help! Coz Rolos arent sold around here :( :( :(
As long as the caramels are soft, not hard, they should work fine!
I made these soon after you posted them – OMG, amazing!!
I made these tonight. They are amazing! Mine didn’t come out as flat as yours, they stayed a little rounded but tasted wonderful! Thanks so much for posting the recipe!
These look so amazing! I need to make these ASAP!
My 12 year old son made these and they were wonderful. I highly recommend that you use Dark Chocolate cocoa. We bought it because it was on sale and cheaper than regular cocoa; I went back and bought another package because the cookie part turned out so well. Have recommended this many times.
Thank you so much-you did a great job!
Why would the salt be “optional” in a salted caramel chocolate cookie recipe? Be bold.
How do I print this recipe?
Under the thumbnail image in the recipe, there’s a small, round “Print” button. This is the same on every recipe. Hope that helps!
Made these this afternoon, and know they will be a family favorite, a staple, one that I will go back to again and again. They are terrifically easy, rich and delicious. Clean up a breeze–not too much involved. I used a grind of pink Himalayan sea salt on each. Thinking I will try a coarse salt next time and decide which we prefer. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!
I’m excited to make these! But the ingredient list says 1/4 c of granulated sugar, and then at the bottom of the list it calls for 1/2 c of granulated sugar. is that a mistake? Or are one of those portions meant to roll the dough in?
The 1/2 cup of granulated sugar goes into the cookie dough. The 1/4 cup is for rolling the cookies in.
Just wanted to say that I made these last night for a bake sale at work and I have been inundated with praise for them!
I made two batches and sprinkled them with salt at the end of cooking. They weren’t quite as uniform as yours though, but tasted amazing!
They’re also delicious and melty if you pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds ;)
Thanks for such a lovely recipe. I’ll be making these again!
I tried this recipe with peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s (I cut them in half, they’re rather big). Turned out just the same, but better for the chocolate-peanut butter combo lover. This recipe is a hit either way.
How much dough should be used? 1 tbs? 2? Thank you.